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Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Become a Member

We invite you to join hundreds of individuals who also believe in the value of exploring our world through the performing arts by becoming a member. Your gift of membership to the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State ensures that our community remains vibrant and inclusive. Together, we can accomplish our vision of enriching lives through inspiring experiences.
 

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

Ticket sales cover about one-third of what it takes to bring world-class artists to central Pennsylvania. We rely on the generosity of community members like you for our continued success. As a member, you help the Center for the Performing Arts:

  • Provide targeted engagement activities with renowned international artists to Penn State and area high school students;
  • Create collaborative community workshops for adults and children throughout Centre County;
  • Present a variety of education programs, including School-Time Matinees, to thousands of children from more than twelve counties in grades Pre-K through 12;
  • Ensure that sight-challenged patrons enjoy the performing arts through audio description;
  • Make the performing arts accessible to community members of all incomes.

For more information about membership, contact the office for special programs by phone at 814-863-1167 or via email.

A charitable IRA rollover or Qualified IRA Charitable Distribution cannot be used to fulfill membership payments because it is not permitted by law for a donor to receive privileges or benefits in exchange for this form of giving. A Qualified IRA Charitable Distribution can be used to provide support to the Center for the Performing Arts for gifts such as endowment contributions and/or general operating support, among other options.

Membership benefits vary by category. Go to Member Categories and Benefits for more details.
 

IT'S EASY TO JOIN

BECOME A MEMBER online or by phone at 814-863-1167. If you prefer, download a short reply form, fill it out, and mail it to the address provided on the form.

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2018–2019 MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS

Membership circles provide exclusive benefits!

* For tax purposes, your contribution must be reduced by the value of benefits provided.

EXECUTIVE CIRCLE

($5,000 and more)

  • Exclusive opportunity to meet an artist prior to or after a performance (per artist approval)
  • Membership in the Edwin E. Sparks Circle of the Penn State President’s Club, where you will receive special invitations to Penn State events and programs
  • Plus benefits of Leadership Circle

The value of benefits you will receive for your gift is $220.*

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

($3,000 to $4,999)

  • Reserved season parking space in Eisenhower Deck for Center for the Performing Arts presentations
  • Membership in the Ralph D. Hetzel Circle of the Penn State President’s Club and invitation to its annual reception at University Park
  • Plus benefits of Director’s Circle

The value of benefits you will receive for your gift is $220.*

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

($2,000 to $2,999)

  • Name recognition in Eisenhower Auditorium Lobby
  • Season access to preferred parking location in Eisenhower Deck for Center for the Performing Arts presentations
  • Opportunity to submit ticket order for the upcoming season as soon as it is announced
  • Invitation for two to exclusive donor recognition dinner with the director
  • Plus benefits of Encore Circle

The value of benefits you will receive for your gift is $220.*

ENCORE CIRCLE

($1,000 to $1,999)

  • Invitation for two to recognition luncheon with the director and inside look at the Center for the Performing Arts
  • Plus benefits of Advocate

The value of benefits you will receive for your gift is $100.*

ADVOCATE

($500 to $999)

  • Receive season-long concierge ticketing assistance and premium seating, based upon availability, for Center for the Performing Arts presentations
  • Invitation for two to Curtain Call celebration
  • Plus benefits of Partner

The value of benefits you will receive for your gift is $60.*

PARTNER

($250 to $499)

  • Advance notice and pre-sale ticket opportunities for special events added throughout the year
  • Opportunity to attend a special tour of Eisenhower Auditorium
  • Plus benefits of Friend

Contribution is eligible for full tax deduction.*

FRIEND

($150 to $249)

  • Recognition in OnStage performance programs
  • Fee-free ticket exchange for Center for the Performing Arts presentations
  • Plus benefits of Supporter

Contribution is eligible for full tax deduction.*

SUPPORTER

($60 to $149)

  • Opportunity to purchase tickets to Center for the Performing Arts presentations before the general public
  • Recognition in the Center for the Performing Arts annual report

Contribution is eligible for full tax deduction.*

THE JAZZ TRAIN

A special membership category that helps to present world-class jazz artists.

With a gift of $400 or more, the benefits include:

  • Invitation to two exclusive performance-related receptions
  • Fee-free ticket exchange for Center for the Performing Arts presentations
  • Opportunity to purchase tickets to Center for the Performing Arts presentations before the general public
  • Recognition in OnStage performance program and in Center for the Performing Arts annual report

The value of benefits you will receive for your gift is $60.*

* For tax purposes, your contribution must be reduced by the value of benefits provided.