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Our Generous Supporters

It takes a community to support a theater – we have said this often. Kitchen Theatre Company is privileged to be part of a community that supports many not-for-profits.  We are fortunate that others see the arts as a positive influence on the community and a core component of our quality of life. We thank all our supporters listed below.  We are pleased to share a little of our history together and information about their specific program support.  When you are in contact with these organizations and businesses, please let them know you appreciate their support of the arts and Kitchen Theatre Company.

Tomkins County Tourism Program
The Tompkins County Tourism Program helps us, and many other cultural organizations, to enhance visitors’ experience and contribute to the quality of life for all. http://tompkinscountyny.gov/tourism This grant is administered through Community Arts Partnership (CAP) http://www.artspartner.org.
  Tompkins Trust Company
Our first support from any business came from Tompkins Trust Company in 1998.  This season Tompkins Trust Company continues their tradition of giving to the Kitchen by co-producing Swimming in the Shallows and by sponsoring our Thursday 2pm matinee series and the KTC newsletter.  https://www.tompkinstrust.com
CSP Management
CSP Management gave the Kitchen the foundational support that began the Resident Professional Intern Program in 2005.  This season CSP Management continues its support of that program and is the underwriter of both The Soup Comes Last and Grand Concourse.  http://cspmanagement.com/
Viva Taqueria began sponsoring our Family Fare productions at the KTC in 2000 and has been a Main Stage sponsor for the past 10 seasons.  The restaurant is a favorite gathering place for Kitchen actors and patrons. This season Viva is the underwriter of
Dancing Lessons and is supporting the Fitzandstartz Productions of Winter Tales and I Have A Song To Sing, O! at KTC.  http://www.vivataqueria.com
New York State Council on the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts has been supporting our general operations since 1998. http://www.nysca.org
  Elissa Cogan & Barry Chester
Elissa Cogan and Barry Chester have supported main stage productions since 2008. This season they are sponsors of Buyer & Cellar, Peter and the Starcatcher and Grand Concourse.

CFCU Community Credit Union
CFCU Community Credit Union supports our Community Engagement programming.  This allows us to offer the KTC space at low or no cost to other not-for-profits for performances, meetings and events.  CFCU Community Credit Union is also the Lead Sponsor of our annual Dance the Night Away event and a sponsor of the Fitzandstartz Productions of Winter Tales and I Have A Song To Sing, O! hosted at
KTC..  https://www.mycfcu.com
  Cornell University Cornell University, a friend of the Kitchen since 2008, is a sponsor of The Mountaintop.
Park Foundation
The Park Foundation helped us achieve LEED certification for our building.  We currently have support from the Park Foundation for our Next Steps Front of House Trainee Program, a program that empowers the young people you meet at the box office and concessions counters. http://parkfoundation.org  
  Travis Hyde Properties
Travis Hyde Properties is a long-time sponsor of the Kitchen.  This season they are underwriters of The Mountaintop and our Dance the Night Away event. http://www.travishyde.com
PPM Homes
PPM Homesis a returning supporter this season. We thank them for their increased support, including as underwriter for I and You and a sponsor of Dancing Lessons. http://ppmhomes.com
  Community Foundation of Tompkins County
Community Foundation of Tompkins County Lane Family Fund supports our Resident Professional Intern Program that brings recent college graduates to Ithaca for a full season of in-depth, professional theatre experiences.  http://www.cftompkins.org/
We are pleased to welcome back Agava, now in their second year of sponsorship of our Pay What You Can program. This program is so important to us and our community. Agava is also supporting the Fitzandstartz Productions of Winter Tales and I Have A Song To Sing, O! at KTC. http://www.agavarestaurant.com
  Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is the Kitchen’s Hospitality Sponsor, a position they’ve held since 2007. http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hilton-garden-inn-ithaca-ITHIGGI/index.html
Media Partners
Cayuga Radio Group with90.1 WSKG Ithaca Journal
Syracuse New Times WRVO Public Media WVBR 93.5FM Lansing Star
WRVR 88.5 WCNY Finger Lakes Public Radio Ithaca Times

We are grateful for the generosity and encouragement we receive from our supporters.  If you have the occasion to be working with, patronizing, or engaging with any of these businesses, foundations or individuals, please let them know how much you appreciate what they are doing for Kitchen Theatre Company.  Without their support, we could not do what we do.  It takes a community to support a theater, and we are thankful to live in a community that does.