When the Going Gets Tough, Jean and Walter Get Giving!
by Jenifer Warren
This is a story of two passionate, dedicated, and big-hearted people. Walter and Jean Kalberer have been champions for Cleveland Play House for decades, alongside so many other Cleveland institutions and causes. But especially now, in this time of great need, they have stepped up once again with their generous support of the CPH cause. Our hearts are bursting with gratitude.
Jean and Walter are very active members of the CPH Board of Directors, just as they have been for nearly twenty-five years. Jean is the Chair of Education and Community Partnerships Committee and serves on the Planning and Progress Committee. Walter is on the Investment Committee and previously served as Chair of the Development Committee.
The CPH Apprentice Program is a cause that is very near and dear to their hearts. Because of their belief in the value of theatre, education, and especially the Apprentice Program, Walter and Jean spearheaded a successful matching challenge to raise significant funds to support the program in perpetuity. Recent college graduate and post-graduate students from across the country and globe are selected to work alongside professionals to learn the business of theatre every season.
Allow us to introduce you to four Apprentice Program alumni who are now members of the CPH Staff, including some of what they are doing as we face the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jeff Ryder, Associate Managing Director
Rebecca Snedeker-Meier, Development Associate
Derek Green, Associate Producer for Education
Marcela Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Associate Director of Community Partnerships & Programming
The Allen, Helen and Outcalt theatres are located at Playhouse Square
1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115
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1901 E. 13th Street, Suite 200 Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 400-7000
7401 Detour Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103