Established in 2016, Encore is a dynamic group of philanthropic, young professionals organized to ensure the continuation of support for The Center within our community.

Our goals are to safeguard our dedicated campus for future generations, expand the excellence in programming to reach all audiences, and facilitate a collaborative spirit with future supporters of The Center. Encore hosts bi-annual events and offers special membership benefits.

Our annual membership term is January 1 - December 31.

2019-20 Encore leadership

Alexandra Alessandro
Morgan Barry
Randy Depree
Emily Janak

Encore members enjoy:

• Pre-sale access to purchase Center Presents tickets.

• Invitations and free admission to two Encore parties each year.

How do i become an Encore member?

You can join Encore or renew your membership online.


  • $150 per person
  • $300 per couple
  • ($35 per membership is tax-deductible)


    Once upon a time in Jackson Hole, a handful of visionaries including Walter I. "Mike" and Jean Louise Thieme, dreamed of a single facility that would house all the arts. Mike and Jean Louise had grown up playing the piano, painting, dancing, singing in choirs, playing in bands and performing on stage, and they wanted to see kids in Jackson enjoying the same opportunities. The Thiemes dedicated countless hours researching and debating technical details and design priorities. When the curtain rose in 2007 on the 500 seat Center Theater, Mike and Jean Louise were there to witness the fruition of a dream.

    The family of the late Mike and Jean Louise Thieme has invited The Center's Encore group to join them in supporting The Center Endowment through a generous matching opportunity. The Center Endowment solidifies the importance of arts, education and culture in Teton County community life. For years to come, it will be a funding source for the purposes of managing immediate and future costs associated with operating and maintaining a state-of-the art performing arts center.

    Every dollar donated through the Encore/Thieme Endowment Challenge will be matched by the Thieme family's gift. Please consider donating to the Encore/Thieme Endowment Challenge online.

    For more information about Encore and THE CENTER ENDOWMENT, please contact:

    Madison Kwasny, Development Assistant