Bethany Life: Premier Sponsor for the 2018 Senior Variety Show

Austin Mortvedt (left), Director of Home and Community-based Services; and Holly Merk, Director of Marketing at Bethany Life, present the Senior Variety Show with a $2,000 Premier Sponsorship check for the 2018 production, “Simply Stellar!”  Receiving the check is Steve Bellin (right), SVS Sponsorship Chair.  Bethany Life has been a supporter of the senior show for many years.

Green Hills: Marquee Sponsorship for the 2018 Senior Variety Show

Carol Deppe and Si Silence, residents of Green Hills, along with Marketing Coordinator, Mary Harvey (back center) present the Senior Variety Show 2018 with a Marquee Sponsorship check of $1,000. Deppe and Silence are two of several Green Hill performers who will be on stage with the 24th Annual Senior Variety Show, “Simply Stellar!” August 17 and 18 at Ames City Auditorium.

Northcrest Community: Marquee Sponsorship for the 2018 Senior Variety Show

Linda Doyle (left),CEO/administrator of Northcrest Community, presents a $1,000 marquee sponsorship check to the SVS Board Vice President, Pat Meek, in support of the 24th Annual Senior Variety Show, “Simply Stellar!”   The performance will be Friday, August 17 & Saturday, August 18 at Ames City Auditorium.  Northcrest Community has been a supporter of this county-wide senior show for many years, and also has several residents and staff participating.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) : Marquee Sponsorship for the 2018 Senior Variety Show

Jerilyn Logue (right), Program Manager for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Iowa State University, presents the Senior Variety Show with a $1,000 Marquee Sponsorship check.  Receiving the donation is Julie Minot, SVS Board President,  OLLI has been a long-time supporter of our annual senior show.


Thanks to the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau for the 2018 Community Grant for $1,500!

Thanks to the Greater Iowa Credit Union for the 2018 Community-Giving Grant for $250

Jackie Buzard, marketing assistant for the Greater Iowa Credit Union; and Cathy Krebs, the CEO Executive Assistant, present a $250 community-giving grant to the Senior Variety Show. Accepting the donation are Jan Tibbetts and Kitty Fisher, members of the Senior Variety Show Production Team and also long-time members of the Greater Iowa Credit Union. 

Ames Ford Lincoln: Marquee Sponsorship for the 2018 Senior Variety Show

Nick Johnson, manager of Ames Ford Lincoln, presents Senior Variety Show Treasurer Vicki Stutzman with a Marquee Sponsorship check for $1,300.  In addition to the senior show sponsorship, for many years Ames Ford Lincoln has loaned a car for the performers in the 4th of July parade and helps sponsor the cast party in August.

Kiwanis Club

Ronnie Lindeman (left), SVS representative, receives a $300 check  from Stephanie Clark of the Ames Town and Country Kiwanis Club in support of the 24th Annual Senior Variety Show, “Simply Stellar!”  The Kiwanis Club has supported the Senior Varity Show for over 20 years,  both financially and as ushers welcoming the crowd.   

Anonymous Donor 

Special thanks to our Anonymous Donor, providing two Marquee Level sponsorships to our 2018 show! 

 Other 2018 Sponsors…THANK YOU!


Accura HealthCare of Ames

Alpha Copies/Fast Signs

Choice Medical

Edward Jones Investments

Roger & Kay Berger

Shaffer’s Auto Body

WesleyLife at Home



Ames Town and Country Kiwanis Club

Bickford Assisted Living

North Grand Dental Clinic

Greater Iowa Credit Union

Hunziker & Associates Realtors

McFarland Clinic

Mark Forbis

Mary Greeley Home Health Services

Stephens Auditorium/Iowa State Center



Ames Choral Society

Andrew Zalasky/Hazel Creative Services

Anoka Stratton Memorial

At-Home Care Company

Chuck Jones Memorial

Emerhoff’s Foot Wear

Friedrich Iowa Realty

Hearing Unlimited

Heartland Senior Services of Story County

Jim Meek Memorial

Ken Larson Memorial

LeRoy Bergmann Memorial

Perfect Games

River Valley Credit Union

US Bank Wealth Management

Village Cooperative in Ames

Virginia Dowling & Tai Chi

Windsor Oaks Retirement Community



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Ames Breakfast Lions Club

Connie Hardy

Rolling Green Village in Nevada

Stevens Memorial Chapel


Supporting Vital Programs

An important piece of this show is fundraising for vital senior programs in the community. When you donate or buy tickets, your dollars continue to help seniors. Some organizations who have benefited from SVS proceeds are:

  • Heartland Senior Services of Story County
  • Story County Freedom Flight
  • Retired Senior and Volunteer Transportation Program of Central Iowa

If you would like to encourage senior advancement through the performing arts, your generous donations and inquiries may be sent to:

Senior Variety Show
P.O. Box 223
Ames, IA 50010