Guardians of the BHP 2021

(gifts from 11.1.20 through 10.31.21)


+ 75K for 75 BHPAA donors



Guardians of the BHP


The Opportunities are Great and the Time is NOW to make impact.


In 2020, donations from our guardians helped us weather the storm. Thanks for having our backs.


Our 2021 mainstage season requires an investment of thousands of dollars to bring quality productions to the stage and ticket sales only provide a portion of these costs. 


Creating theatre education opportunities for kids and people with disabilities to grow and connect is even more important during times when people can't gather.  


Three Ways You Can Make Impact Today


1. Make an online gift that provides capital so we can prepare for the season.


2. Consider a recurring gift automatically withdrawn from your bank account monthly or quarterly to support theatre opportunities for kids.


3. Mail a check to BHP: PO Box 2513, Rapid City, SD 57709 so people with disabilities get access to theatre.


Strong and fierce in any weather. Uniting to bring theatre to a weary world.

Join the GUARDIANS today.

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2021 Season Sponsors 

BankWest * Black Hills Energy * De & Dave Knudson * Scot & Mary Hoscheid

Hillard Wealth Solutions Group* Powder House Lodge * Custer State Park * First Interstate Bank

Executive Producer $100,000+

University of South Dakota



$50,000 - $99,000

Arts Midwest

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

South Dakota Arts Council

Technical Director

$10,000 - $49,000

Black Hills Energy

Meg & Loyd Garrison

Deb Kuehn

Mark & Carolyn Mollers

Julie Oswald


$5,000 - $9999


Black Hills Area Community Foundation

First Interstate Bank

Gene & Linda Fennell

Betsy & Jason Groves

Mary & Scot Hoscheid

De & Dave Knudson

Dr. Don & Rebecca Maasa

Virginia Nelson


$2500 - $4999

Marnie Baylor Gould & Mike Gould

Jeff Kingsbury

Yildiz Lee

Vesta Lund, in memory of her sister Vida Bernard

Stage Manager

$1000 - $2499

Marci Burdick

Christy Chamberlain & Bob Reich

Arlene Cravens

First Interstate Bancsystem

Bill Frass in memory of AJ

Eric & Pris Hagen

Angela & Ross McKie

Marla Lee in memory

of Byron Lee

Eileen Rossow

Troy & Allison Schmidt

Mary Louise Smith

Leading Role

$500 -$999

Senator Stanford Adelstein & Lynda Adelstein

Charles Anderson

Linda & Brad Anderson

Marcia Burdick

Bonnie & Tim Bjork

Todd & Julie Brink

Lisa Brown & David Lee Brown

Robin Csuti

Beverly Emmert

Stuart Fromm

Barry & Rebecca Furze

Pat & Erin Goetzinger

Lia & Dick Green

Darla Drew Lerdal & Donors

Nancy & Al Hall

Heather Haug

Thomas J. Jones

Jeff Kingsbury

Deb Kuehn

Phil Lampert & Sue Knutsen

Lloyd Marsden

Don & Rebecca Massa

Joseph Massa

Mark & Mer Meersman

Eileen Rossow

Janet Serino

Ed & Peg Seljeskog

Fiona Stearns

Nancy Stephenson

Gretchen Vik

Andrea Wohlenberg

Jo Wohlenberg

Supporting Role

$100 - $499




Loy Allen

Keith Anderson

Leonard & Carol Anderson

Lana Arnold

Tehra & Jack Atwater

Joseph Baron

Elizabeth Benning

Siobhan Bremer

Ruth Brennan

Sara Butts

Diana Carson

Kirsten Colt

Amy Donohue

Patricia Downey

Susan M. Duchek

Matt Ehlman

Mary Evanson

Christ Field

Nancy & Billy Fields

Brad Fischer

Marcia Forman

Judy Frost

Becky Garrison

Rick & Susan Giesel

Carol & Tom Geu

Kelsye Gould

Cynthia Gray

Chaya Gorden-Bland & Ryan Bland

Bruce & Nancy Halverson

Kim & Rob Hayes

Marjorie Heddles

Tom & Terry Hermann

Judy & Craig Hodson

Kristine Hubbard

Mark Hughes

Gloria Hunt

Leslie Hurdy

Pamela & Phil Iasevoli

Dr. Jim & Ardis Johnson

Larry & Mary Jo Johnson

Monni & Karen Karim

Mary King

Tom Koehler

Rose & Jim Kor

Dennyce & Carroll Korb

Bill & Thomasetta Kuhl

William Landrem

Wade & Wendy Lampert

Drew & Amanda Lerdal

Judy & Charles Lewis

Kristen Levander-Langerman

Gail Lowrey

Janet Lustig

Amy Marsh

Nancy McGill

Karen & Scott McGregor

Kristal McKie

Gary & Beth Merkel

Bob & Lois Moore

Ann Murano

Bruce & Kim Nearhood

Wes & Nancy Nelson

Donald Nettleton

Paul & Carol Niemann

Randy Niles

Roseanna Ogan

Elizabeth & Peter Ostler

Dennis Peerx

Desyl Peterson

Herschel Plowman

Jim & Dee Preston

Mely Rahn

Michael Ranney

Nanc & Joe Reinart

Chuck & Sybil Rounds

Bill Russell & Bruce Bossard

John Ryan

Anne Sandvig

Mary Sautter

Jim & Gayle Simons

Maxine V. Sieler in honor or Todd & Julie Brink

Keith Scott

Jim & Gayle Simons

Sara Southwood

Sharla & Kerry Steever

Nancy Stephensen

Don & Audrey Ticknor

David Utter

Judy Vidal & Brent Cogswell

Mandi Weinandt

Henry Whitney

Dan & Deb Workman

Phyllis York

Stage Hand

$1 - $99

Juli Ames-Curtis & Phil Heckman

Jonathan Allender-Zivic

Laura Armstrong

Bruce Bessken

Kathryn & Eric Birkeland

Andrea Bortko

Janis Bright

Marcia Broome

Sue Callahan

CC. Clawson

Caitlin Collier in memory of Ronald Moyer

Amber Marisa Cook & Chris Haug

Jill Barner Cooper & Steve Cooper

Lisa Crosby Wipperling

Judith Damin

Trayce & Gary Dinkel

Edie Dustman

Marcia Eisenbraun

Nathan Wessel

Jane Farrell

Linda & Gene Fennell

Christine A.  & Mark Frederick

Michael Freese

Matt Fridell

Kris & Rich Garrett

Kristal Georgopoulos

Linda Graybill

Jeannie Groves

Jill Westbrook

Thadd & Linda Heberling

Rose Ann & Joshua Hofland

Darcy Huffman

Larry Jacobs

Margo Mayer-Kaleda & Jeff Kaleda

Kristin Korte

Holly Knox-Perli

Cheryl Koch in memory of John Koch

Maggie Neuschwanger Kunesh

Jo Lambertz

Wade & Wendy Lampert

Terri Brown Lent

David L'Esperance in memory of Eric Johnson

Richard Lolley

Kathy Lower

Jacqueline Lubbers

Jen & Micah Luke

Dana Mann-Tavegia

Paula Mcinerney Hall

Mark & Meredith Meersman

Jill Meirose

Julie & John Mairose

Patricia Miller

Patty Moe

Lois Ann Moore

Network For Good

Merry Peckham

Ryan Puffer

Joan Renelt

Shawn Riley & Scott Haddock

Joan Renelt

Paul Reynolds

Patty Rice

JoAnne Rieger

Rosalyn Riss

Pam Robbins

Anne Sandvig

David Schaefer

Margaret Schick

Michelle Sell

Alex Sica

Judi Sides

Connie Simpson

Anna Marie Thatcher

Loretta Tonak

Patty Tiffany-Keller

Susan Varble

Dana Voges

Catherine & Richard Wahlstrom

Shari West-Twitero

Connie White

Jake Whiting

Wayne Williams

Norma Wischhusen

Phyllis York

Capital Fund Donors

Mark & Mer Meersman

Gary & Beth Merkel

Sage Studios

Cheryl & Bill Schreier


Phase 1

Gene & Linda Fennell

Chris & Jess Jones

Karen & Scott McGregor

DeElda McPherson

Charolyn Mize

Vest Lund in memory of Vida Bernard

Mark & Carolyn Mollers


Black Hills Area Community Foundation Black Hills By Choice Donors


Meg & Loyd Garrison

Marnie & Mike Gould

Jeff Kingsbury

Ron, Marion, & Kathy Reed


Theatre Siding & Insulation


Campaign Goal


Rick & Susan Giesel

Yildiz Lee

Dr. Don & Rebecca Massa

See 75 for 75 BHPAA Donors below

We do our best to update the list as donations are received, but if you see something in error, please let us know by calling 605 255-4910 or emailing and we will get it corrected. Thank you!

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On Our Side 

Siding & Insulation Campaign

Thank you to those who have donated so far!


Marnie & Michael Gould

Jo Wohlenberg

Jeff Kingsbury

Anna Marie Thatcher

Matt Nesmith

Mary Anne Nelson Loefke

Mark & Meredith Meersman

Valerie Light

Dale Melsness

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Tom Jones

Daamen Krall

Richard Lippke (twice!)

Carissa Naasz

Thom & Sheryl Hill (twice!)

John Ryan

Jon & Patricia Knutson

Andrew & Darlyn Wolvin

Laurence & Mary Jo Johnson

James Ledbetter

Todd & Julie Brink

Judy Vidal & Brent Cogswell

Dr Reuben Bareis

Mary Burns-Klinger

Tim Case

Ryan Henderson

William Russell

Peg Murphy

Diane Kylander

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