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Supporting Vital Programs

An important piece of this show is fundraising for vital senior programs in the community. When you donate or buy tickets, your dollars continue to help seniors. Some organizations who have benefited from SVS proceeds are:

  • Heartland Senior Services of Story County

  • Story County Freedom Flight

  • Retired Senior and Volunteer Transportation Program of Central Iowa

The volunteer staff and performers who make up the Senior Variety Show are very grateful to businesses, organizations and individuals in Ames, Story County and surrounding communities for your support of the Senior Variety Show. We could not continue without it.


Please review the form below and indicate your sponsorship level with a mark in or near the box if front of that level. If you wish to send the contribution, just mail it to the address in the lower left portion of the form, or if you wish to be invoiced for your contribution, just return the form with your information and the checked level to the email address in the lower right portion of the form. Thank you!





The owners/operators of Shaffer's Auto Body (Justin Fancher (left) and Chad Borwick) proudly announce their $1,000 Marquee Sponsorship of the 26th Annual Senior Variety Show, Aug 19/20, 2022, at Ames City Auditorium. Pictured on the right is SVS sponsorship chair, Steve Bellin. Through this contribution, Shaffer's is pleased to honor the memory of Mary Ann Barnes, a long-time supporter of the show. Thank you, Shaffer's!

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Green Hills Community

Senior Variety Show welcomes the Green Hills Community and its $1,000 Marquee sponsorship for the 26th Annual Senior Variety Show, "Antics Roadshow" this August. Pictured with Green Hills Marketing Director Linda Lauver and Marketing Coordinator Bailey Upton (front and back right) are some of the Green Hills residents who will be performing in this year's show.

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Northcrest Community

Senior Variety Show thanks Northcrest Community for its Marquee sponsorship of the upcoming 26th Annual Senior Variety Show, "Antics Roadshow." Pictured is Northcrest CEO/Administrator Dawn Borwig presenting a $1,000 check to SVS Board Secretary Leo Timms. Northcrest has been a Marquee Sponsor of the show since 2002 and has featured several talented residents on the Senior Variety Show stage through the years.

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Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau

On behalf of the Senior Variety Show, Grant Writer Jeanette Abrams receives a $1,000 community grant from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau. Awarding the grant is Rachel Junck, ACVB grant committee member.

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Ames Town and Country Kiwanis Club

Stephanie Clark, Community Service Chair of the Ames Town and Country Kiwanis Club presents a $300 sponsorship check to Senior Variety Show Board President Pat Meek in support of the upcoming 26th Annual Senior Variety Show, “Antics Roadshow.”
The club has supported this annual community fundraiser for local senior projects since 1997.

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Bethany Life (Story City)

Thank you, Bethany Life (Story City), for your Marquee Sponsorship of our August show, "Antics Roadshow!" Pictured is Senior Variety Show Board President, Pat Meek (right), accepting a $1,000 check from Marketing Director Lisa McIlrath; Austin Mortvedt, Director of Home and Community-based Services; and Kim Schilling, CEO of Bethany Life. Story City has had several performers in our county-wide show since 1995. We are very proud to be again partnering with Bethany Life!

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Ames Ford Lincoln

Nick Johnson (right), Manager of Ames Ford Lincoln and General Sales Manager Hans Halbur (left) visit with Sponsorship Chair Steve Bellin about their annual support of the senior show.     Ames Ford Lincoln has been a longtime SVS Marquee Sponsor and also each year has loaned a vehicle for show members to use in the Ames 4th of July Parade.   In addition Ames Ford Lincoln helps sponsor the SVS cast party following the August performance.   


Premier Sponsor:
Ames Commission on the Arts

Nancy Gebhart, chair of Ames Commission on the Arts, presents a $4,500 check to Senior Variety Show representative, Geri Derner in front of Ames City Auditorium and the Chuck Jones Memorial Bench.  The SVS grant was written to help cover the costs of renting the Ames City Auditorium for show week, plus other marketing items. The City Auditorium has hosted the senior performances since 1995. 


Marquee Sponsor:
Greater Iowa Credit Union

Thank you, Greater Iowa Credit Union (and CEO Scott Zahnle,) for the SVS Marquee Sponsorship through the community grant program. The show's proceeds go toward Story County senior programs. This year The Bridge Home, Ames Ecumenical Housing, and Ballard Community Performing Arts are the beneficiaries. (And the Story County performers and audiences are always winners!)

Premier Sponsors $2,000+

Ames Commission on the Arts (COTA)

Marquee $1000+

Ames Ford Lincoln
Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB)
Bethany Life
Greater Iowa Credit Union
Green Hills Community
Northcrest Community
Shaffer’s Auto Body

Gold $500+

Accura HealthCare of Ames
Alpha Copies/Fast Signs
Roger & Kay Berger
Choice Medical
Heartland Senior Services
Mary Greeley Health Care Services
Stephens Auditorium

Silver $250+

Bronze $100+

Ames Town and Country Kiwanis 

Hearing Unlimited

Hunziker & Associates Realtors

Mark Forbis

Pat Brown/State Farm Insurance

Perfect Games


Alice Thompson honorarium

Andrew Zalasky (Hazel Creative Services)

Donna Erickson memorial

Emerhoff’s Foot Wear

Friedrich Iowa Realty

Jim Okey Honorarium

Osher Lifetime Learning Institute (OLLI)

Red Friar’s Dance Club

River Valley Credit Union

Windsor Oaks Retirement Community

Page Sponsors $50+

McFarland Clinic

Wayne Larson Collision Specialists, Inc.

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