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 (PDF).

2022-23 Applause! Membership Listing

Last updated June 29, 2022

Producers

  • Dale & Sandy Tokuuke
  • Dawn Pung
  • Dr Dennis & Susan Lee
  • James Stroh & Jan Yancey
  • Mike & Carol Militano
  • Richard & Quack Moore
  • Ruth & Birch Robison
  • 3 Anonymous members

Directors

  • Anne & Bob Gleason
  • Bonnie Irwin & Ned Huston
  • Donald Swanson
  • Ed & Cynthia Sorenson
  • Jeanne Beers & John Flatley
  • Meg Lemon
  • Naomi Hayakawa
  • Roland & Jan Higashi
  • The Wyatt Family
  • Wes & Claudine Fujii

Supporters

  • Anne & James Sadayasu
  • Bob & Barbara Arthurs
  • David & Lily Chan-Harris
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • In Memory of Maestro Kenneth Staton
  • Jill & Steven Jacunski
  • Jon & Debbie Sakurai-Horita
  • John Kooistra
  • Kari Kimura & Shaun Roth
  • Kenith Simmons & Leon Hallacher
  • L. Kaneta-Ogata
  • Liz Peck
  • Mary Chan
  • Paige Breen-Page
  • Roy & Gladys Sonomura
  • Sam & Elizabeth Nelson
  • Seeske Versluys DVM
  • Steven & Amy Markham
  • Susan Proctor
  • Sumie Kitajima-Ogata
  • Tom & Carole Geballe
  • Veryl Ann Grace
  • 2 Anonymous member

Family Patrons

  • Allan & Jean Takase
  • Bob & Betsy Duerr
  • Bridget Sabedong
  • Carter & Elaine Reed
  • Cynee Gillette-Wenner
  • David Dunbar
  • Don & Helen Hemmes
  • Dwayne Miyashiro
  • Glenn Hansen & Paula Vickery
  • Hirofumi & Kanako Okita
  • Jim & Nani Bien
  • Kay & Wayne Shintani
  • Kenneth & Joanne Ikemori
  • L & M Janovsky
  • Lloyd Tada
  • Margaret Hu
  • Michael Poore
  • Philip Barnes & Diane Fournier
  • Shirley Aki
  • Wendell & Gabriella Cabanas
  • 4 Anonymous Members

Individual Donors

  • Amy Hamane
  • Carolyn Mizuno
  • Cathy Lowder
  • Erynn Chiemi Tanimoto
  • Evelyn Kishimoto
  • Germaine Kaholoa'a-Suan
  • Janis Shirai
  • Joyce Alcouloumre
  • Julie Lindbergh
  • Kathleen Oldfather
  • M. Naomi Morita
  • Marcia Heller
  • Marilyn Sato
  • Melisa Secola
  • Sylvia Dahlby
  • 2 Anonymous Member