Charlotte Eilers Outreach & Scholarship Fund

The Charlotte Eilers Outreach and Scholarship Fund was established Fall 1999 in honor of the years of dedicated teaching and service of Charoltte Eilders. Professor Eilers contributed to the University of Northern Iowa and the Cedar Valley in promoting and ensuring quality educational theatre experiences for classroom teachers and young people.   

The purpose of the fund is to ensure that monies are available to establish and maintain drama programs in every school throughout the Cedar Valley, and bring theater to the lives of all students.
The Charlotte Eilers Outreach & Scholarship Fund would:

  • provide individual student scholarships so that any student, regardless of economic circumstances, has access to any of the fee bearing programs and classes of the Sturgis Youth Theatre
  • provide matching grants to schools, parent-teacher organizations, and the like to help sponsor and support:
    • residencies by members of the SYT staff in area schools
    • bus transportation to UNI school time drama labs
    • bus transportation from area schools to SYT productions
    • sponsor SYT touring productions in area schools
    • underwrite ticket costs incurred by students to attend SYT productions.

 Levels of Giving
$250.00 - $100.00
$99.00 - $50.00
$49.00 - below

For more information on how to support the Sturgis Youth Theatre, please contact Gretta Berghammer, Artistic Director, at (319) 273-2149 or via email at