Center Friends

We are pleased to offer this giving opportunity for donors who wish to support The Center’s infrastructure and facility maintenance. In grateful exchange for these sustaining gifts, donors will receive exclusive benefits.

Why invest in The Center?

We provide a vibrant home for 19 essential non-profit organizations in our community who offer cultural and educational programming. Through more than 725 classes, seminars, performances, and other activities, more than 25,000 people participate in programing at The Center. Approximately 125,000 visits to The Center ensure a dynamic impact on our community.

Center Friend recognition

To recognize these special donors, we provide listings in The Center’s playbills, annual update, lobby digital screens, and in-theater credits. Friends also have early access to ticket sales for events that are assured to sell out. We are also pleased to offer exclusive VIP events twice yearly and ticket benefits that increase with each level of commitment.

CENTER FRIENDS Levels and benefits

Donation Benefits

Donation: $25,000

  • 4 tickets to all Center Presents events with orchestra-level preference
  • Complimentary rental of The Center Theater for one affiliated non-profit organization
  • Invitation to two Friends events each year
  • Special opportunities to meet artists throughout the year

Donation: $10,000

  • 2 tickets to all Center Presents events with orchestra-level preference
  • Complimentary rental of The Center Theater for one affiliated non-profit organization
  • Invitation to two Friends events each year
  • Special opportunities to meet artists throughout the year

Donation: $5,000

  • 2 tickets to 6 Center Presents events
  • Invitation to two Friends events each year
  • Special opportunities to meet artists throughout the year

Donation: $3,000

  • 2 tickets to 4 Center Presents events
  • Invitation to two Friends events each year
2017-18 Donors / $25,000 or greater

Jenny and Don Felsinger

Judy and Don Opatrny

Sharon and Lloyd Powell

2017-18 Donors / ​$10,000 or greater

Anonymous

Abrams & Bayliss

Valerie Brown and Don Baker

Andrea and Hal Burroughs

Victoria and William Chaney

Dawn and John Hummel

Erika Pearsall and Ned Jannotta

Christopher G. Lea

Agatha and Steve Luczo

Patty and John Lummis

Adrienne and John Mars

Allison von Maur and Mark Newcomb

The O'Neil Foundation - Janet & Bill O'Neil

Ann and Steve Ryan

The Sage Foundation

Janet and Orin Smith

Martine Lamoureaux and David Stout

Teresa and Bill Waterman

2017-18 Donors / $5,000 or greater

Andrea and Winslow Bent

Eleanore and John Carifa

Friedman Family Foundation

Maggie and Jim Hunt

Susan and John Jackson

Jaquith Family Foundation

Irene and Alan Lund

Lenore and David Nichols

Linda and Larry Perlman

Shirley and Paul Piper

Anita and Julian Saul

Christy Walton

2017-18 Donors / $3000 or greater

Anonymous

Helen and Fred Arbuckle

Maureen and David Brown

Elisa and Andy Chambers

Peggy and Kirk Davenport

Cissie and Dillon Ferguson

Sheryl and Jeff Flug

Betsy and Pete Forster

Theresa Godchaux

Elisabeth Bittner and Chansoo Joung

Karen and Jay Kemmerer

Carole and Jack Nunn

Randy Reiff

Lee and Ed Riddell

Michele Gammer and Andrew Salter

Sharon and Jerry Schendel

Teri and Mark Snell

Carol Baker Stein and Mark Stein

Kim and Simon Stertzer

Charlotte Stifel

Teri and Dan Tyree

Lissa and Chuck Walker

Celia and Rob Wallace

Whiteley and Nick Wheeler

We sincerely appreciate your support as a Center Friend. Should this be of interest, please contact Anne Ladd at The Center Fund 307-734-8956, anneladd@jhcenterforthearts.org