Janet Elizabeth Rose (Betty) Meyer founded the Robert T. and Betty Rose Meyer Family Foundation for charitable contributions to the community. In hopes of revitalizing downtown Green Bay, Betty provided a generous lead gift for the renovation of the FOX/Bay Theatre. It was then renamed the Robert T. Meyer Theatre in memory of her late husband, the former president and chief executive officer of Tape Inc. of Green Bay. For her commitment and generosity to the community, Betty was the recipient of several awards including the Brown County Historical Society Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Preservation of Local History and the Mayor’s Civic Award for Community Philanthropy. These awards truly depict the giving nature of Betty Meyer.
There were many facets to Betty’s life. In 1976 she wrote and published a book, A Proud Step Forward, a history of the Rose family from 1741 through 1974 with special emphasis on her father, John Rose’s contributions to the community. And she loved the Green Bay Packers almost as much as she loved the arts!
Betty’s portrait, along with her husband’s, hangs proudly in the center of the Meyer lobby. She knew the theatre would need a lead gift to begin renovation and she also knew it would then become a special place for all to enjoy. We thank Betty Rose Meyer for her insight, generous spirit and her wonderful contribution that was the impetus for the renovation of the Meyer Theatre.