Meet Chad and Jeff
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Chad Hershner and Jeff Amstutz moved to Wisconsin in 2007 when Chad began working at the Fox Cities P.A.C. as the Vice President of Advancement. Having since moved on from being employed at the Center, the pair remain Season Ticket Holders and Annual Partners, investing in exceptional live experiences in their community.
How did you first get involved in the Fox Cities P.A.C.?
We moved to Wisconsin in the Spring of 2007 just before The Lion King’s first run at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Chad was recruited to serve as the Fox Cities P.A.C.’s Vice President of Advancement. We immediately became Season Ticket Holders and Annual Partners.
What inspired you to become an Annual Partner?
Giving back to the arts is a charitable giving priority for us and has been our entire lives. The arts are extremely important, and too often, they are taken for granted. We choose to be Annual Partners because we want to invest in our community.
Why do you feel supporting the Fox Cities P.A.C. is personally important?
The Fox Cities P.A.C. is a catalyst for social engagement, education, enlightenment and change. The arts are one of the few ways in which everyone in our community can come together in unity. The Center’s mission-based programs extend well beyond the walls of the building and financially supporting these programs is an investment in the future.
What are some of your favorite benefits of being an Annual Partner?
We enjoy spending time in the Partners Lounge, having the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the general public and participating in behind-the-scenes events. More importantly, we feel that we are part of a community and network of friends who share the same passion.
How do you think big shows like The Lion King help the Fox Cities be recognized as a destination?
The Fox Cities P.A.C. has become a destination for world-class Broadway performances. Having multi-week runs like The Lion King have a tremendous impact on the local economy by driving hotel stays, restaurant and retail business. The Fox Cities P.A.C. is a cornerstone of the cultural, economic and overall vibrancy of downtown Appleton.
What would you tell someone new to the area about the Fox Cities P.A.C.?
We are extremely fortunate to have such an incredible performing arts center right here in the heart of our community. In addition to the best Broadway shows, you can immerse yourself in other performances and community events. The Fox Cities P.A.C. is also a great concert venue and they offer extensive educational performances and programs.
What would you tell someone new about becoming an Annual Partner?
Your contribution as an Annual Partner is an investment in our community, our kids and humanity. The
arts are a unifying force that inspire, challenge and move us. It is our opportunity to make a
difference, express our values, spark creativity and build bridges between cultures.