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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
515-292-9394

 


THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS COMMUNITY PARTNERS OF THE 2019 SENIOR VARIETY SHOW!

Marquee Sponsors this year (learn more and see photos below):
Shaffer’s Auto Body
Ames Ford Lincoln
Northcrest Community
Green Hills
Anonymous
Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau
Edward Jones Investments
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Ames Town and Country Kiwanis Club: Sponsor for the Senior Variety Show

Ames Town and Country Kiwanis recently awarded the Senior Variety Show with a $300 grant to help with the annual show’s fundraising pursuits.  The 25th Annual Senior Variety Show, “Celebrating Silver, Creating Gold!” will be presented in August at Ames City Auditorium and its net proceeds support local senior programs and projects.

Shaffer’s Auto Body: Marquee Sponsor for Senior Variety Show

Sam Shaffer (right), owner of Shaffer’s Auto Body in Ames presents a $1,000 check to Steve Bellin for Marquee Sponsorship of the Senior Variety Show.  Bellin is the Sponsorship Chair for the show.   Shaffer has supported the show for many years and is proud that that his mother, Mary Ann Barnes, was an integral part of the show.  The 25th Annual Senior Variety Show, “Celebrating Silver, Creating Gold!”  will be held  August 16 and 17 at Ames City Auditorium.

 

Ames Ford: Marquee Sponsor for Senior Variety Show

Nick Johnson (left), manager of Ames Ford Lincoln in Ames presents a $1,000 check to Financial Consultant Skip Walter for Marquee Sponsorship of the Senior Variety Show. Ames Ford Lincoln has been a longtime sponsor of the show and each year has loaned a vehicle for show members to use in the Ames 4th of July Parade.   The Johnsons also cover the cost of the cast party following the August performance.   The 25th Annual Senior Variety Show, “Celebrating Silver, Creating Gold!”  will be held  August 16 and 17 at Ames City Auditorium.

 

Northcrest: Marquee Sponsor for Senior Variety Show

Linda Doyle (left), Northcrest Community CEO/Administrator, presents a $1,000 check to Julie Minot for Marquee Sponsorship of the Senior Variety Show 2019.  Minot is the show’s co-director and is past president of the Senior Variety Show board. Northcrest has been a long-time show sponsor and has several residents and staff performing in this year’s show.   The 25th Annual Senior Variety Show, “Celebrating Silver, Creating Gold!”  will be held August 16 and 17 at Ames City Auditorium. 

 

Green Hills: Marquee Sponsor for Senior Variety Show

While enjoying the Bistro atmosphere at Green Hills, Marketing Director Bailey Upton; and Green Hills residents Carol Deppe, Alice Thompson and Si Silence present the Senior Variety Show with a $1,000 Marquee Sponsorship check.  Accepting the check is Senior Variety Show board member Kitty Fisher (right).  Although all three Green Hills residents have performed on the senior variety show stage, Thompson has been in all of the performances since 1995 and at 95 years, is the oldest performer.  The 25th Annual Senior Variety Show “Celebrating Silver, Creating Gold!” will be held August 16 and 17 at Ames City Auditorium. 

 

Osher Lifelong Learning: Marquee Sponsor for Senior Variety Show

Jerilyn Logue (left), director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents a $1,000 Marquee Sponsorship check to Jan Sobotka Sabin, Senior Variety Show Board Secretary. OLLI, housed in the ISU Alumni Center at 429 Alumni Lane, offers continued learning opportunities for anyone 50+.  The Fall Open House is August 8 and new classes begin on September 9.

 

Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau: Marquee Sponsor for Senior Variety Show

Thank you, Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, for awarding the Senior Variety Show with a $1,500 Community Grant.   Pictured receiving the check from ACVB Board Chair, Jim Baker are Pat Meek, SVS Board President and Skip Walter, SVS Finance Consultant.

 

Edward Jones: Marquee Sponsor for Senior Variety Show

Edward Jones financial advisors from the Ames area:  Austin Fender (left), Eric Bryan, John Tillo, Austin Woodin, and Douglas Dodgen (not pictured) are presenting Senior Variety Show Board President, Pat Meek, with a $1,000 Marquee sponsorship check for the 25th Annual Senior Variety Show.    Edward Jones advisors have been long-time supporters of the show.  The 25th Annual Senior Variety Show, “Celebrating Silver, Creating Gold!” will be held August 16 and 17 at Ames City Auditorium.  

 

Gold Sponsors

Accura

Alpha Copies

Choice Medical

Vintage Cooperative

Heartland Senior Services

Roger/Kay Berger

North Grand Dental Clinic

 

Silver Sponsors

Ames Town and Country Kiwanis

Bickford Assisted Living

Hunziker

McFarland Clinic

Mark Forbis

Mary Greeley Home Health Services

Stephens Auditorium

Bethany Life Households

Keystone/Stonehaven Apartments

Hearing Unlimited

 

Bronze Sponsors

Ames Choral Society

Andrew Zalasky

At-Home Care

Emerhoff’s

Friedrich Iowa Realty

Perfect Games

River Valley

US Bank

Village Cooperative

Tai Chi

Ames Lion’s Club

Wayne Larson Collison Specialists

Barb Mosier Memorial

Cay Peet Memorial

Al/Evelyn Bentley Memorial

Red Friars

Jim Okey Honorarium

Alice Thompso Honorarium

Donna Erckson   Honorarium

Pat Brown State Farm Insurance

Critchett’s Lowrey Organ Company

Connie Hardy

 

Page Sponsors

Stevens Memorial Chapel


THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS COMMUNITY PARTNERS OF THE 2018 SENIOR VARIETY SHOW!

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!

$500-$999

Accura HealthCare of Ames

Alpha Copies/Fast Signs

Choice Medical

Edward Jones Investments

Roger & Kay Berger

Shaffer’s Auto Body

WesleyLife at Home

 

$250-$499

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

 

$100-$249

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

 

$50-$99

(See below)

Ames Breakfast Lions Club

Connie Hardy

Rolling Green Village in Nevada

Stevens Memorial Chapel

 


THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS COMMUNITY PARTNERS OF THE 2017 SENIOR VARIETY SHOW!

$500-$999

Alpha Copies/Fast Signs

Choice Medical

Roger & Kay Berger

Shaffer’s Auto Body

WesleyLife at Home 

$250-$499

Ames Town and Country Kiwanis Club

Bickford Assisted Living

Consamus and Hampton Dental Clinic

Hunziker & Associates Realtors

Freedom Home Health Care

Keystone/Stonehaven Apartments

McFarland Clinic

Mark Forbis

Mary Greeley Home Health Care Services

Skip Walter

Stephens Auditorium

$100-$249

Ames Education Foundation

Ames Choral Society

At-Home Care Company

Bonnie Schauper Memorial

Emerhoff’s Foot Wear

Friedrich Iowa Realty

Greater Iowa Credit Union

Hearing Unlimited

Heartland Senior Services of Story County

Jennifer Lee Photography

Northridge Village

Perfect Games

River Valley Credit Union

US Bank

Village Cooperative in Ames

Virginia Dowling & Tai Chi

Virlayne Terry Memorial

Windsor Oaks Retirement Community

$50-$99

John & Betty Boccella

Ames Breakfast Lions Club

Carole Horowitz

Stevens Memorial Chapel

 


Bethany Life: Marquee Sponsorship for the 2017 Senior Variety Show

Kari Matheason (right), Chief Operations Officer at Bethany Life, presents the Senior Variety Show with a $1,000 Marquee Sponsorship check for its upcoming variety show. Bethany Life has been a loyal supporter of the show for many years. Receiving the check is Julie Minot, President of the Senior Variety Show Board. The 23rd Annual Senior Variety Show, “Feelin’ Groovy!”, celebrating the 60’s” showcases talented seniors from throughout Story County.  It will be performed August 18 and 20 at Ames City Auditorium.  Tickets are now on sale at RSVP/Senior Center in Story City; Ben Franklin Store in Nevada; and Eyeworks, Mary Kay’s Floral & Gifts, Heartland Senior Services, and Worldly Goods in Ames.

 


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Marquee Sponsorship for the 2017 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 for its upcoming annual senior show,  Receiving the check is Ronnie Lindeman, Past President of the Senior Variety Show Board.  The 23rd Annual Senior Variety Show, “Feelin’ Groovy!–celebrating the ’60’s” will play on August 18 & 20 at Ames City Auditorium.  Net proceeds will benefit Story County Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1102, and Heartland Senior Services of Story County.

 


Ames Ford Lincoln: Marquee Sponsorship for the 2017 Senior Variety Show

Casey Johnson (left) and Nick Johnson (right) of Ames Ford Lincoln present Senior Variety Show representative Steve Bellin with a Marquee Sponsorship check for $1,300.  In addition to the sponsorship, Ames Ford Lincoln loans a car for the performers in the 4th of July parade and helps sponsor the cast party in August. The 23rd Annual Senior Variety Show, “Feelin Groovy–celebrating the 60’s!”  will be performed August 18 and 20 at Ames City Auditorium.

 

 


Green Hills Retirement Community: Marquee Sponsorship for the 2017 Senior Variety Show

Residents of the Green Hills Retirement Community along with Marketing Director Roxanne Strike (back center)) gather in their new lobby to present the Senior Variety Show with a Marquee Sponsorship check of $1,000.   Pictured are residents who will be performing in this year show: (from left) Alice Thompson, Si Silence, Milt Allison, and Ken Larson.  Not pictured is performer Carol Deppe. The 23rd Annual Senior Variety Show, “Feelin Groovy–celebrating the 60’s!”  will be performed August 18 and 20 at Ames City Auditorium.

 


Northcrest Community: Marquee Sponsorship for the 2017 Senior Variety Show

Linda Doyle, CEO/Administrator of Northcrest Community presents a $1,000 Marquee sponsorship check to Senior Variety Show Treasurer Skip Walter in support of the 23rd Annual Senior Variety Show, “Feelin’ Groovy!”–celebrating the 60’s.   The performances will be August 18 and 20 at Ames City Auditorium.  Northcrest has been a supporter of this county-wide senior show for many years and also has some residents and staff participating.

 


The 23rd Annual Senior Variety Show is a recipient of a $2,500 community grant from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau for the 2017 season. Thank you, ACVB!

The volunteer staff and performers who make up the Senior Variety Show are very grateful to businesses, organizations and individuals in Ames, Story County and surrounding communities for your support of the Senior Variety Show. We could not continue without it. Please review the form below and indicate your sponsorship level with a mark in or near the box if front of that level. If you wish to send the contribution, just mail it to the address in the lower left portion of the form, or if you wish to be invoised for your contribution, just return the form with your information and the chedked level to the email address in the lower right portion of the form. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SPONSORSHIP!

 

Jim Meek, Senior Variety Show Secretary and sponsorship chair