Our Supporters

The legacy of TECUMSEH! is a powerful reminder of what individuals, government, community and organizations can achieve when inspired by a dream, driven by opportunity and challenge, and fueled by generosity and gratitude. For five decades, The Scioto Society has thrived through the generous support received from individuals and organizations. Our patrons’ commitment and vision will ensure that the important work of economic development through tourism and the arts continues in Ross, Pike and Pickaway counties.

Through generous contributions of their resources, our business partners and corporate sponsors participate in the success of TECUMESH! We are very grateful to all our business and corporate sponsors who continue to support the Scioto Society’s efforts to produce a quality performance of high artistic integrity and develop other educational and community programs. Our corporate sponsors enrich the lives of our community through their sponsorship of events, venues and programs. Click here to download a Full Sponsor Packet and learn more about how your business can become a part of the community!

The Herbert And Bettie Friedman Tecumseh! Endowment Fund

From the inception of The Scioto Society, Inc. in May of 1970, Herbert and Bettie Friedman worked tirelessly to help bring professional outdoor drama to this rural area of south-central Ohio. During the past four decades the Friedman’s have provided a wide range of support for the drama, from financial assistance to numerous volunteer projects.

Their passion and dedication for the continuance of Tecumseh! has displayed a rare form of both personal and community commitment. They shared 64 wonderful years of marriage before Herbert passed away on December 13, 2012. He was on the board of trustees from the beginning of The Scioto Society, in addition to serving as a founding member of the group. He also served as president, secretary, and treasurer of the organization for years.

Since the first production in 1973, Herbert rarely missed a performance of the drama until his health prevented him from attending during the 2012 season. Sharing Herbert’s passion for Tecumseh!, and recognizing the financial needs of the drama—especially during these difficult times—Bettie recently made the decision to contribute the seed money in order to establish an endowment for the production.

In recognition of this generous support, The Scioto Society Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to create THE HERBERT AND BETTIE FRIEDMAN TECUMSEH! ENDOWMENT FUND. The fund will be utilized as a long-term measure toward helping ensure the permanence of the drama within the communities it serves.

Donate To The Fund


20/20 Visionary Society

  • Dr. and Mrs. Randall VanVoorhis
  • The Bill & Linda Herrnstein Fund

$10,000 & Up

  • The Ross Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau


  • Accurate Heating & Cooling
  • Dispatch Media
  • Horizon
  • Kroger


  • Adena Medical Staff & Physician Recruitment
  • LUAP

Presenter ($3000)

  • Adena Health System
  • Anytime Fitness
  • CP Management
  • Healthcare Logistics
  • Herrnstein Auto Group
  • Ohio University Chillicothe
  • ONN
  • Southern Ohio Multimedia (SamJam Bluegrass)
  • The Local Pages

Producer ($2000)

  • G & J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.
  • Tecumseh Alumni Association


  • Bristol Village
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • The Sancuary

Sponsor ($1000)

  • BBB Music Center
  • Benson & Sesser
  • Chillicothe VA Medical Center
  • Friedman, Bettie
  • Globe Furniture
  • Herrnstein Auto Group
  • Janney Montgomery Scott
  • Petland
  • SFM Insurance

Supporter ($500)

  • Affordable Dentures & Implants
  • AKM Building Systems
  • Atomic Credit Union
  • Berger Health Systems
  • Stephen & Linda Brown
  • de. Huddleston, Inc.
  • Detillion Lanscaping
  • Bettie Friedman
  • Fluor
  • Hirsch Fruit Farm
  • MT Business Technologies
  • David Polk (Wahalla Enterprises)
  • RHF Enterprises
  • Tim & Joyce Staab
  • Subway of Chillicothe
  • The Haute Doggerie
  • Ware Funeral Home


Why Membership?

Because memberships are the life blood of every non-profit arts organization.  Since our first season in 1973, donors like you have embraced Tecumseh! as part of your community. By becoming a Member today, you help ensure that ticket prices remain affordable to those who might not otherwise experience live theater. As thanks for your generous support, you receive special discounts, invitations to community events, and more.

Become a member today!

  • Jennifer Colfill
  • Willa Benner
  • Brandon Smith & Daniel Sherbinsky
  • Elizabeth Salt
  • Judith Harness
  • The Chillicothe Paints
  • Ann Perdue
  • Fred & Muriel Weaver
  • Linda Ballou & Terry Sloan
  • Timothy G Nusbaum
  • David Cutright
  • Bryan & Winda Joseph
  • James Baxter
  • Bob Ford
  • Roger & Pamela Smith
  • Nancy Stewart
  • Ryan & Cathy Adams
  • Jane Hines
  • John Albright
  • Henderson Pharmacy
  • Mike & Ann Eversole
  • Charles & Sybil Stevens
  • Haller Funeral Home
  • Michael Northrup
  • David Tener
  • David & Camille Smith
  • Al Heierman
  • Bill & Linda Herrnstein

Foundation & Government Support

  • The Ohio Arts Council
  • David Meade Massie Trust
  • Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer Fund
  • Ohio Facilites Construction Commission
  • Ross County Facilities Commission
  • Ross County Commissioners
  • South Central Power Foundation

The Scioto Society, Inc. (501C3)

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