Meet Sherry Rougeux
Posted Jun 11, 2018
As we wrap up our 15th Anniversary Season, it is thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers, the overwhelming support from our community and the generosity of Annual Partners that we have been able to celebrate so much in such a short amount of time!
Sherry Rougeux has played all of these roles at the Center. As a patron with her family, as an Annual Partner and having been employed with the Center for more than 16 years.
Rougeux was contacted in 2001 about a group sales coordinator position and officially started in January 2002. Even after 16 years, Rougeux often still says, “I love what I do!”
In her role as Sales Manager, Rougeux helps patrons create experiences in our exclusive spaces throughout the Center, helps groups of 10 or more secure their tickets to public shows and assists schools in selecting Education Series performances, among many other tasks both at the Center and in the community.
In her role as an Annual Partner, Rougeux says that it is her deep belief in the Center’s mission that led her family to providing additional financial support.
“I truly believe in what the Center does to inspire, transform and build our community. Giving back financially, in addition to working for the organization, allows me to be invested in our mission whole-heartedly,” Rougeux said. “We enjoy having access to phenomenal partner benefits including the Partners Lounge, wine tastings and the Annual Partner Cookout, as well as invitations to engage in activities to see our dollars at work.”
It’s her role as patron that allows Rougeux to enjoy and reflect upon the Center’s mission of being a gathering place for the community.
“The arts are an outlet for creativity, a chance to escape from the day to day. The Center has something for everyone; it is accessible to all which we love!” Rougeux said. “Involvement in the arts allows our family to create memories and shared experiences we will cherish for years to come.”
And for Rougeux and her family, there have been many memorable experiences over the years.
“For me, it was attending the Grand Opening Gala Celebration with Tony Bennett on November 25, 2002 and seeing this crown jewel in downtown Appleton come to fruition;” Rougeux said. “For my husband Jim, it was seeing Movin’ Out, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles and The Moody Blues. As a family, it was taking our son Jackson and two of our nieces to Daniel Tiger Live! We are very lucky to have this world-class live performing arts venue in our back yard.”