For the past 30 years, Jere Righter has been involved in almost every aspect of the Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan. A native of Adrian, Jere graduated from Siena Heights University with a degree in theater and speech communications. She subsequently served as Siena’s Vice President for Advancement and later was hired to raise funds for medical research at the University of Michigan. In 2009, Jere joined the Croswell staff as Artistic Director.
With her vision, people skills, and endless hours of hard work, Jere has boosted the Croswell’s profile as an educational and entertainment destination. In 2016, under Jere’s guidance, the 150 year old theater underwent a $6.3 million renovation and expansion. Jere is continually grateful for all the generous gifts of support, membership, sponsorship, and volunteerism that work in concert with a staff of talented professionals dedicated to continuing the Croswell’s legacy as a downtown Adrian anchor and regional jewel.