Applause! Membership Program

The Performing Arts Center does not receive funding in support of our season events from the state university system. All of our operating funds come from ticket sales, corporate sponsorships, donations, and Applause! memberships.

Join our growing list of Applause! members. As a member, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to sustain culture and the arts in East Hawaiʻi, and we will also make you a “star” by listing your name in each event’s program as a proud member of Applause!. At certain levels of membership, you will also receive the benefits listed below.

If you are interested in becoming an Applause! Member, please contact Dori at 932-7496 for more information, or donate online via the UH Foundation.

Membership Levels

Individual Donor

$25

Family Patron

$50

Supporter

$100

Receive 5 free beverages during the season.

Director

$250

Receive 1 free beverage at each season event.

Producer

$500

Receive 2 free beverages at each season event.

Download a copy of the current Applause! Brochure!

2015-16 Applause! Membership Listing

Last updated September 1, 2015

Producers

  • Aunty Janet
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mike Militano
  • Richard & Quack Moore
  • Sandy & Dale Tokuuke
  • Keith & Arlene Yamakawa
  • Anonymous

Directors

  • Big Island Candies
  • Alice & Ken Davis
  • Ken & Dottie Oliveira
  • Dr. Dennis & Susan Lee
  • Ignatius J. Galgan
  • Christine Osterwalder
  • Dennis & Karen Maedo
  • Dr. Sadoughian & Dr. Koch

Supporters

  • June & George Atebara
  • Mike & Betty Ben
  • Joan Derbyshire & Sunny LaRosa
  • Barbara & Robert Arthurs
  • Thomas V. Carson
  • E. Aiko Oda
  • Hugh & Jean Ono
  • Dr. Larry & Lucia Samuels
  • Seeske Versluys, DVM
  • Jill & Steven Jacunski
  • Murray Chapman
  • Ioana & Eddie Agasa
  • Darryl Moses
  • Robin & Harry Messenheimer
  • Gene & Dorothy Short
  • Amy Gregg & Douglas K. Mikkelson
  • Steven & Emma Handy
  • Carol & Stan Golembeski
  • Bob & Anne Gleason
  • Pat & Rodney Wong
  • Jeff & Carol Martin
  • Edwin & Cynthia Sorenson
  • Mary Chan
  • Birch & Ruth Robison
  • Naomi Hayakawa
  • Marilyn M. Ige
  • Sumie Kitajima-Ogata
  • Shirley Sakoda Long
  • The Wyatt Family
  • Barry & Carolyn Mizuno
  • Ken Pierce
  • Rod & Angie Soares
  • Jane Kawazoe
  • Margaret & Henry Collins
  • Rick & Lee Otani
  • Hilo Auto Sales & Rentals
  • Arlene & Ron Terry
  • Mary Fuka

Family Patrons

  • Wallace & Shirley Aki
  • L. Kaneta-Ogata
  • Wes & Claudine Fujii
  • Don & Helen Hemmes
  • Suen & Peter Hughes
  • Leon Hallacher & Kenith Simmons
  • David M. Luboff
  • Margaret Russo
  • Tom & Emma McAlexander
  • Derrick & Carolyn Ah Sing
  • Liz Peck
  • Kenneth & Joanne Ikemori
  • Jenny & Neil Yoshizumi
  • Warren & Jane Miyasaki
  • Wendell & Erlinda Serrao
  • Carter & Elaine Reed
  • Gene Gold & Jherrie Rubeyiat
  • Susan Wackerbarth & Tim Oldfather
  • Suzy & Geoffrey Lauer
  • Richard & Ellen Okano
  • Don & Mililani Hughes
  • Marianne & Klaus Hodapp
  • Ron & Emily Needham
  • Susan Cordell & Patrick Hart
  • Cynee Gillette-Wenner
  • Ingrid Dockersmith & Christian Giardina
  • Wendell & Gabriella Cabanas
  • Verna Post
  • Glenn Hansen & Paula Vickery
  • and 4 Anonymous members

Individual Donors

  • Amy Hamane
  • Bridge Sabedong
  • Marilyn Sato
  • Philimon Austria
  • Carol Jennings
  • Evelyn Kishimoto
  • Frank E. Box
  • Gwynn Sosa
  • Alison Goulder
  • Richard Koob
  • Marge Kanemitsu
  • Andrea Gill
  • Mary Alice McRae
  • Andrew Fernandez
  • Elaine Stephanie Salazar
  • Julie Williams
  • Charlotte Holmes
  • I. Murakami
  • Lani Pratt
  • Jo Ann N. Tanimoto
  • June Bratton
  • MB Larson
  • Michael Poore
  • Therese Pacheco
  • Joyce Alcouloumre
  • and 9 Anonymous members