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Society for Imagination and Wonder

The Society for Imagination and Wonder has been created on behalf of Arizona's young people - the future leaders of our community - and to ensure that many more will join Childsplay's important family of contributors. 


Membership in the Society is extended to individuals, foundations, and companies who contribute $1,200 or more annually and to those who have made gifts of $20,000 or more cumulatively over any time period. Learn More >


In appreciation of their generous support, Members will be proudly saluted in the following ways:

  • Invitation to an annual "Members Only" recognition event
  • Invitation to an annual reception where community leaders acknowledge and honor special efforts of Members
  • Listing in appropriate membership category of the Society for Imagination and Wonder in Childsplay's annual newsletters and in its Playbills. 
  • Lifetime Members of the Society will be permanently recognized on a commemorative recognition display at the Herberger Theater Center.





Contact Brett Johnson at or 480-921-5762.



Society for Imagination and Wonder Lifetime Members 

*Indicates Annual Society Membership as well.

Visionary - $2,000,000 and above

Sybil B. Harrington Trust

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust*


Transformer - $1,000,000 and above

City of Tempe*

US Department of Education


Innovator - $500,000 and above

Arizona Commission on the Arts*

The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation

Flinn Foundation*

Shubert Foundation*


The Steele Foundation


Energizer - $250,000 and above

American Airlines


BHHS Legacy Foundation*

Shelley Cohn and Mollie C. Trivers*

Carol Critchfield Foundation

Carol DuVal Whiteman

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Helios Education Foundation

J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation*

Margaret T. Morris Foundation

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

Salt River Project*

Billie Jo Herberger*

Thunderbirds Charities

Wells Fargo Bank


Originator - $100,000 and above

American Express

Arizona Community Foundation*

Arizona Republic*

The Boeing Company

Joanie Flatt*

Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold

Giggling Gwen Foundation, in loving memory of Gwen Van Kirk*


Lisa and William Hobson*

Michael Flatt

National Endowment for the Arts*

Scottsdale Arts*

The Hearst Foundation

Theatre Communications Group

Whiteman Foundation


Pioneer - $50,000 and above

Alliance Bank of Arizona


John Back and Diane Haas*

Roxana and Dean Bacon

Banner Health, Cardon Children's Medical Center

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona


CALA Alliance

Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Program

Eliot Spalding Foundation*

LeRoy and Kate Ellison

Ardie and Stephen Evans*

Susan and Rich Goldsmith*

Hazel Hare

JP Morgan Chase

Kelly and Raymond Leppien

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP*

Dr. Cheryl Mandala*

Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture

Mercy Care

Neavitt/Thomas Endowment Fund*

Dan O'Neill and Jenny Lucier

Linda Pulaski*

Caleb Reese*

David and Sonja Saar*

Carol and Randy Schilling

Snell & Wilmer*

Ann Stanton and Bob Haddock*

Tim Thomason


Developer - $35,000 and above

Rebecca R. Akins*

Barbara and John Bebbling

Marcia and Matthew Benjamin*

Susan Brekke

Jim and Julie Copenhaver

Leslie Dashew and Jack Salisbury*

Dora and Louis Fox Charitable Trust*

The Dorrance Family Foundation

Fennemore Craig

Fiesta Bowl Charities

Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts*

Jane A. and Alan G. Lehman Foundation

James and Debra Larson*

Alan Longfellow

Ann and Fred Lynn

Macy's Foundation

Steve Martin*


Karen Majestic Powell and Bill Powell

Nelson Ross*

Scottsdale League for the Arts

Thrivent Financial*

Twiford Foundation


Promoter - $20,000 and above

Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation

Katherine Badrick and Sharad Desai*

Bank of Arizona

Trevor Barger

Daron and Ron Barness Family Foundation

Amy and Travis Beeman*

Jenice and John Benton

BMO Harris Bank

Carstens Family Funds

City of Peoria

Claude and Susan Case

Casino Arizona & Talking Stick Resort

Cox Charities

Creative Capital Foundation/MAP Fund

Betty Drake

Ellis Education Fund / Arizona Community Foundation

Tim and Susie Ernst*

Christine Ewing*

First Things First

Gail Fisher and Mel Kessler

David L. Kest and Robert “Sandy” Chamberlain

Catherine Foley

Gaylord and Erika Gagnon*

Gesner-Johnson Family Foundation

Glendale Arts Commission*

Dwayne Hartford*

Drs. Jeanne Hokin Wills and J. Robert Wills

Lisa Coulter Hyland and Timothy Hyland*

Nathan Joseph*


Lynne Lagarde and Robert Stankus*

Sally and Richard Lehmann

Stephanie Machen

Maricopa County

Laurie McWeeney

Medtronic Foundation

Mary Ann Miller

Jenny Millinger

Myra Millinger

Molly Blank Fund*

National Bank of Arizona

Phoenix Suns Charities

Resolution Copper

Norman and Pam Saba

C. Angus Schaal

Scottsdale Insurance Company/Nationwide Insurance Foundation

The Stocker Foundation

Nancy and Michael Stone

Elden Strahm

Nancy Swortzell

Betsy True and Dan Bloomfield*

Tucson-Pima Arts Council

Rosenlund Family Foundation

Jennifer and Mike Van Kirk

Keith and Debra Wells


Rick and Vicki Williams

Lin and Jim Wright


Society for Imagination and Wonder Annual Members

Adventurer - $5,000 and above


Arizona Commission on the Arts

Arizona Community Foundation

Arizona Republic

BHHS Legacy Foundation

Billie Jo Herberger

City of Peoria

City of Tempe

Katherine Badrick and Sharad Desai

Marcia and Matthew Benjamin

Shelley Cohn and Mollie C. Trivers

Leslie Dashew and Jack Salisbury

Ingrid Ellis, in memory of Thomas Gordon Bossung

Joanie Flatt

Flinn Foundation

Dora and Louis Fox Charitable Trust

Friends of Tempe Center for the Arts

Giggling Gwen Foundation, in loving memory of Gwen Van Kirk

Glendale Arts Commission

Susan and Rich Goldsmith

Sarah Baker and Javi Grillo-Marxuach

JP Malone Construction, Inc.

J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation

Dr. Cheryl Mandala

Molly Blank Fund

Carole and Arte Moreno

National Endowment for the Arts

Neavitt/Thomas Endowment Fund

Phoenix Office of Arts and Cullture

Caleb Reese

Salt River Project

Scottsdale Arts

Shubert Foundation

The Alanko Family Foundation

Thrivent Financial

Betsy True and Dan Bloomfield

DeeDee Vecchione

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust


Explorer - $2,500 and above

Amy and Travis Beeman

Eliot Spalding Foundation

Ardie and Steve Evans

Jeffrey Breck Guldner

Lisa and William Hobson

Wendy Feldman Kerr

Kutak Rock LLP

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Linda Reidenbach

Nelson Ross

Snell & Wilmer

Joey Trahan


Storyteller - $1,000 and above