Our Donors

Thank you to over 90 individuals and businesses who helped the first ASTRA Festival with financial support.  ASTRA has moved away from the umbrella of the William Inge Center for the Arts and Independence Community College and has received no grants for the operation of the festival at this time. Even though ASTRA is pursuing grant funding, it can’t be counted upon to support the festival.  Because of this, we are in more need of donations than ever before.  Please consider expanding arts endeavors and bringing tourism to Southeast Kansas with a donation to this worthy organization. Donations are tax deductible, as ASTRA is designated as a 501(c)3 group.

Producer - $10,000

Benefactor - Up to $5,000

Maestro - Up to $2,500

Director - Up to $1,500

Patron - Up to $1,000

Ray Woods;  Woods Lumber of Independence; Best Beverage Sales;  Standard Motors Products, Inc.; Quality Toyota & Quality Motors

Associate - Up to $500

Jacque & Bill Oakes; Commercial Bank; Medicalodges; Community national Bank & Trust; Veraville, Inc., Labette County Medical Center; David and Marlene Bannwarth; Mid Continent Band

Donor - Up to $100

Dan & Roberta Dollison; Val DeFever; Larry and Peggy O'Malley; Eagle Estates, Inc.; Ron & Margaret Mordy; Newkirk, Dennis, and Buckles, Inc., Marlene Schlatter, Doug & Rhonda Buckles; Sayer's Ace Hardware; Equity Bank; Independence Animal Hospital; First Oak Bank; Heather Mydosh, Barbara Schmidt; Peter and Nancy Walterscheid; Cynthia Sherwood, D.D.S.; Dr. Jennifer Beurskens; Kym & Mark Kays; Gary & Ann Hogsett; Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union; Express Services, Inc.; Don & Carole Farthing; Angie Musgrove; Bill White Real Estate; Jean Lundt

Actor - Up to $50

Terry & Mary Hugo; Gary & Leseley Simpson; Coldwell Banker Pasternak Johnson; ESA, Beta Rho Chapter; Bill & Eenie Fitzpatrick; Donald & Darlene Hill; Grant & Cyndy Sherwood; Wilma Andrews; Terry & Jim Hogan; Mike Flood; Gary Mitchell; Shanks Oil Company; Bruce Peterson

Understudy - Up to $25

Tom & Debbie Schroeder; Southeast Kansas Paralegal Services; Lori & Barry Wesselowski; Bill & Marie White; Creative Concepts

Areas of Sponsorship

If you would like to donate and then specify one or more of the following activities to which your donation would apply, please contact us at 620-266-1974 or 620-205-6888, and we would be happy to speak with you about the benefits of sponsoring one or more of these events.

Music Sponsorships

Ernie Haase - $5,000
Tonic Sol-Fa - $2,500
Jana Jae - $1,500
Michael Mothershed - $2,500
Bell Choir Concert - $250
Organ Concert - $750

Theatre Sponsorships

Luke Yankee - $5,000
Magicians - $2,500

Visual Art

Muralist - $2,500
Art in the Park - $2,500
Art Crawl - $500


David Lee - $5,000
Lit Crawl - $500
Writing Contests - $500
Kansas Wineries - $1000
Panel Discussions (x2) - $250 = $500
Readings (x7) - $100 = $700
Workshops (x6) - $50 = $300

Questions: Todd Young - 620 205-6888, toddkyoung@sbcglobal.net.