Thanks and Dedications in Memory of Samantha Pereira

Samantha Pereira’s friends, co-workers, and former students asked us how they could give to HUGE Theater in her name, because it was a cause she loved. We have created a Samantha Pereira Memorial page on for that purpose. Donations will support HUGE Theater’s Education Program to which Samantha brought talent, energy, expertise, compassion, and love.

GiveMN is not designed to display donor names and dedications, so we are doing that here.

We thank everyone for honoring Samantha’s memory at this impossibly sad time, and appreciate all contributions, including the extra kindness people have shown each other, and the sharing of photos and stories on Facebook. There are so many ways to honor Samantha’s memory. All are appreciated.


Samantha was the lead trainer for the Hawaii Department of Education for Infinite Campus.  Though we have known Samantha for less than a year she touched our hearts with her kind heart sweet disposition and openness to our Hawaiian ways.  She was our guiding light as we prepared to train over 2000 employees.  Our hearts ache for her family and Infinite Campus co-workers and friends.  We will miss you Samantha. Until we meet again. Palapala ho’alohaloha  (our heartfelt condolences)  – The HIDOE Infinite Campus Team: Susan Crowell  Al Maria Lori Laurene Eileen Zach Barbie Betty Debby Lynol Susan Rowena Jennifer Karl Lynn Heather Rose Sue Jared Christina Tracy Kirsten Christy Dale Sandy

Anonymous – For Samantha who saw the possible in everyone
Bonita Linder – Thank you Samantha for all you have given us.  Love ya.
Brian Nielsen – In memory of Samantha Pereira
Charles Charbeneau – Her echoes will resound for eternity.
Chris Harrington – For Samantha.
Courtney Iverson – To Samantha-It was great getting to learn from you.  You made it fun.  Your wonderful personality will be very missed!
Eileen Zimmerman – To my forever weekend daughter
Gubby Kubik – I love you Samantha
James Robinson – Thank you Samantha for giving us so much…
Jason Fetterley – R.I.P. Sam.
Jettie Ditmarson – What a vibrant loving woman.  I will always remember Samantha’s smile and wonderful laugh!
Joan Hokenson – Samantha was and still is a bright and shining star in a world in need of humor and fun. She touched so many of us with her intelligence and her wit. She will be greatly missed.
Jordan Taylor – In loving memory of Samantha Pereira
Katie Adducci – to a teacher coach role model & friend.
Lisa Harrington – In memory of a truly remarkable lovely woman who brightened the earth with her presence
Nathan Rouse – For Samantha.
Pamela Sakayan – To a wonderful role model.
Peter Butler – I’ll  miss her irrepressible spirit & love of improv.
Reese Jolie and Simon Awend – A Memorial to Samantha Pereira
Zoa Dru – You. Inimitable you. A forever star in the sky of my heart.
Adam Birnbaum
Brandon Edmonds
Bruce Fleischacker
Christian Unser
Dustin Brown
Felix Ibarra
Fred Haeusler
Gordon Boudreau
Jason Fetterley
Jeff Galarneau
Jeff Kaisershot
John Rogers
Josh Kuehn
Justin Haaheim
Katie Novak
Kieley Taylor
Laurie Kasel
Leah Bresette
Lisa French-Austin
Mariah Wold-Jendro
Mary Ruebel
Mary Wright
Matt Prindle
Michelle Olson
Pamela Lundholm
Robb Miller
Sara Avelsgaard
Sarah Snider
Stephanie Sondrol
Stephen & Carrie Hallman

As of 1/20/16, donors to the Samantha Pereira Memorial page have given $2,593.

We invite you to learn more about Samantha and her incredible impact on the improv community here. Her loss is tremendous. We are so grateful for the profoundly positive ways her love, talent and joy shaped us.