2024 Giving Circle News


The Charter Arts Foundation invites you to become a member of a special group of individuals who are dedicated to the growth and sustainability of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts by providing resources to fund student programs that advance their opportunities and experiences.

If interested in attending the next Giving Circle event, please contact Karin Wagner at kwagner@charterarts.org.

Giving Circle Members 2024:

Jill and Tom Bartek
Paul and Paula Braden
Shelli Brooks
Anthony Crisafuilli
Michelle Landis
Diane LaBelle and Norman Girardot
Tim and Denise Johnson
Sherri Kershner
Carol Koenig
Chris and Lisa Kulp
Donald and Patricia Lockard
Terri Mento
Rob and Janice Schmidt
Victor Schmidt
Emrich Stellar
Melinda Stitt
Mary Stubbmann
Donna Taggart
Jennifer and Richard Vermillion
Ron and Sharon yoshida
Warner Glass Blowing

Giving Circle Grants Program

Charter Arts Giving Circle members support the mission of the Charter Arts Foundation by giving $1,000 or more annually.  Each year, the total amount of gifts raised through the Giving Circle membership will support an unfunded school need:

2017:  The Giving Circle partially funded the Mural Project

2018:  The Giving Circle funded the Commons Cafe Kitchen

2019:  The Giving Circle funded a portion of the school’s Master Class Program & made a contribution to the Capital Campaign

2020: The Giving Circle’s grants were awarded to fund a new theatre marquee and a master design starter package for the Production Arts Department.

2021: The Giving Circle grant was awarded to fund an Art Gallery Lighting Package.

2022:  The Giving Circle awarded grants to the Production Arts Power Tool Package, the Literary Arts Screenwriting & Film Package, and the school’s Master Class/Artist in Residence Program.

2023: The Giving Circle awarded grants to the Charter Arts Music Department to help fund its trip to New Orleans for an immersive jazz experience, and to the Charter Arts Dance Department to help fund its participation costs for the 2024 National High School Dance Festival.

2024:  The Giving Circle awarded grants to the Charter Arts Production Arts Department for its Advanced Production Package, the Charter Arts Literary Arts Department to support its Publications Package and to the Charter Arts Theatre Department to support its “Artist in Residence” Program.

Benefits of joining the Charter Arts Giving Circle:

  • Inclusion in four networking events per year.  Events will be held at a member’s home, Charter Arts, our outside venues,
  • Invitation to special performances,
  • Recognition in the Charter Arts Foundation newsletter,
  • Recognition on the Charter Arts Foundation website,
  • A vote in choosing the unfunded school need.


Corporate sponsorship is available and includes the following recognitions:

$2500 Corporate Sponsorship:  (3) voting members, logo and company mention on the official event email invitations, full-page advertisement in the Charter Arts playbill, opportunity to speak about your company at a Giving Circle event.

If you would like to learn more about the Giving Circle contact Karin Wagner at kwagner@charterarts.org.