Sustaining Circle

The Tull Family Theater, a grassroots community initiative, was built through the contributions of thousands of individuals who value the arts as a way to build and engage communities. The Theater’s mission is to strengthen cultural, educational and entertainment experiences in the region northwest of Pittsburgh.

Offerings include new releases, classic films, Science on Screen®, and cultural and sensory friendly screenings. Free community events provide live ballet and music of all genres. Year-round free programming extends the experience of the arts to youth living in nearby underserved communities—transportation included. Special free programs for Senior Citizens have drawn capacity audiences from four counties.

To provide this high-quality array of offerings as a young nonprofit, the Theater relies on the leadership and generosity of 100+ families who made multi-year commitments to support the Theater’s first few years. They are the Sustaining Circle.

We thank all of these individuals determined to establish the Theater as a film-driven cultural institution serving our region for years to come. The Sustaining Circle members are:


Sandra and Renato Bacchi

Kathe and Steve Barge

Sybil and Ivan Baumwell

Betsy and John Baun

Gail and David Becker

Denise DuFour and Cary Blancett

Shelly McQuone and Jeb Blaugrund

Marie and Peter J. Borstelmann

Miriam Rader and Dr. Richard Bowers

Leslie and Matthew Braksick

Beth and Rick Brown

The Busatto Family


Susan Clancy

Susan and Mark Cox


The DiAndreth Family

Carol and Brian Duggan


Amy and Scott Elste

Susie and Dick Elste


Karen Fadzen

Kim Roberts and Stanley Ference

Jennifer and Brian Fetterolf

Suzanne and Peter Friday

Eleanor Friedman

Judy and Mark Fritzges


Cora Gebhardt

Beth and David Genter

Marcia and David Gordon

Shadley and Bobby Gordon

Susan and Gary Groom

The Guy Family


Nancy K. Hansen

Darlene Nowak and Charles Harris

Franco and Dok Harris

Sarah and Edward Heres

The Huddleston Family


The Jardini Family

Kate and Brian Jeffe

Laurie and Rick Johnson

Ellen and Greg Jordan


Susan and Greg Kaminski

Nicole and Patrick Keane

Patricia and Jeffrey Kendall

Julie and Juergen Kloo

Susie and Bob Kopf


Katie and Doug Larsen

Judy Chang, Paul Leong and Family

Barbara LeVoy


The Mangin Family

Jennifer Markus

Gwendolyn and David Martin

MC Endo, LLC

Stella and Douglas McAdams

The McClain Family

Eileen and Thomas McConomy

Lisa Merkel and Family

Barb and Chuck Moser


Lisa Gordon and Marty O’Brien

Celine and Paul O’Neill Jr.

Nancy and Paul O’Neill Sr.

Sylvia Dallas and John Oliver

Linda and Michael Orsini


Susan and Chris Pappas

Elaine and Dan Park

Marguerite and Kevin Park

Lisa and Dennis Pegden

The Pereira Family

Joan and Bob Peirce

Renee and Lucas Piatt


Jane Raymond

The Regueiro Family

Sharyn and Jacques Rebibo

Mona and Bob Riordan

Linda and Bill Roemer

Michele and Sean Rollman

Beth and Ken Rom

Julie and Patrick Rooney

Kim and Tony Rosenberger

Sally and Peter Russell


Doe and Tom Samuels

Kristin Hannibal and Rick Saladino

Melissa and Matthew Sanfilippo

Kathy and Anthony Sanzo

Nicole and Chris Sapio

Kim and Jack Sauer

David Sculley

Amy and Sean Sebastian

Carol and Gary Schurman

CarolϮ and George Shannon

Neill and Alex Simakas and Family

Ginny and Dick Simmons

Shalu and Satbir Singh

Yaso and Will Snyder

Peggy Standish

Eszter Jacobs and Christian Stein

Anne Foulkes and Paul Steliotes

Patricia and Hayes Stover

Beth and John Straka


Gunjan Kedia and Sridhar Tayur

Annika and Duke Thomas

Judith and Steve Thomas

Carolina and David Thor

Laura and John Tippins


Diane and Dick Viall


Suzanne and Jeff Watters

Mary and Richard Weber

Erika and Helge Wehmeier

Sarah Ahmad and James Wilson

Elyse and Ken Wright


Claire Conaway and Matthew Zack

Deb and Mark Zappala

The Theater is grateful for its first 11 families leading this initiative:

Shelly McQuone & Jeb Blaugrund

Beth & David Genter

Susie & Bob Kopf

Katie & Doug Larsen

Barbara & Chuck Moser

Susan & Chris Pappas

Joan & Bob Peirce

Carol Ϯ & George Shannon

Yaso & Will Snyder

Judith & Steve Thomas

Suzanne & Jeff Watters

Ϯ in memoriam