Woodstock Fine Arts Association
creative living series
children's programming
spring fundraiser
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Support the Woodstock Fine Arts Association

In the 1960's the Woodstock Opera House was in great disrepair. Many groups wished to save that historic building, but none were more committed than the Women's Guild, which became The Woodstock Fine Arts Association. Today, the Woodstock Fine Arts Association is a non-profit 501©(3) organization governed by a Board of 26 dedicated volunteer members. We remain committed to the preservation and restoration of the remarkable Woodstock Opera House and to providing inspiring programming on this historic stage.

For the first 50 years of the WFAA, we had ongoing support from our extensive 'membership.' These early supporters of the organization are the primary reason the WFAA is so successful today. Recently the category of 'membership' has been changed to 'supporter.'

We invite you to become a supporter of this established organization. Make a donation to the general organization, or in support of a specific program, such as Opera House Restoration, Children's Programming, Creative Living or Scholarships. Checks should be made payable to the Woodstock Fine Arts Association, with your donation specified, should you wish.

Woodstock Fine Arts Association
P.O. Box 225
Woodstock, Illinois 60098


Other ways to Support the Woodstock Fine Arts Association

Become a Creative Living Series ticket holder – You will be entertained and educated!

Attend the Scholarship Talent Showcase and enjoy our young scholarship winners as they perform on the Opera House Stage. Free to the public, the program is held in May.

Encourage your children's schools to attend our Children's Programming Events. These are affordable, quality programs that allow children to enjoy the magic of the historic Opera House and an entertaining show.

Because of generous individuals like you, our Supporters, we are able to fulfill our mission to provide quality programs for adults and children, support the historic Opera House, and promote the arts in McHenry County.

Executive Board 2017-2018

Paulette Gitlin – President
Ellen O'Rourke – Vice President
Julie Edwards – 2nd Vice President

Gay Mather – Secretary
Becky Medins – Treasurer

Board Members 2017-2018

Sharon Chewning
Julie Grant
Sue Kazlusky
Jane Koehler
Darlene LeCrone
Kristi Moynihan
Barb Neely
Marsha Portnoy

Special Committee Members
Jill Theis
Jane Thomas

Honorary Board Members
Darlene Fiske (1925-2016)
Val Gitlin (1932-2009)
Linda Kristensen
Carolyn Mahoney
Mary Ellen Marunde
Isabel Schiffer
Beth Wester

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The Woodstock Fine Arts Association continues to prosper because of our generous supporters. We continue to leave our creative imprint on the community we serve.