Great Lakes Center For The Arts
231.439.2600

Capital Campaign

Donor benefits

Northern Michigan residents already recognize the opportunities presented by a major performing arts and cultural center. Lead supporters have committed funding of over $20 million toward a capital campaign goal of $25 million.

In order to achieve these financial goals, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts is pursuing support from individuals, foundations and corporations who embrace the vision and who, collectively, will be recognized as the Founding Circle of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

Those who wish to learn more about joining the family of supporters or becoming a member of the Founding Circle of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts are invited to contact us for more information. 

Donations to the Capital Campaign can be made online; please click the button below for online payment

Privately funded by dedicated and generous individuals, corporations and foundations who recognize the importance of the arts in culture in thriving communities and who believe in the mission to inspire, entertain and educate residents and visitors to the region with world-class performances, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit organization with an independent Board of Directors. 

The Center gratefully accepts gifts of stock. Click here for instructions on transferring securities electronically.

Learn more about having a greater impact while meeting your philanthropic and financial goals by pledging a gift over time.

Select naming opportunities are available to recognize your family’s, company’s or foundation’s dedication to the arts and thriving communities. Please contact Maris Harrington, Director of Development, to learn more about available opportunities.

Maris Harrington, Director of Development,
O: 231.439.2606
C: 231 633.2606
E: maris@greatlakescfa.org

HELPFUL FORMS:

PLEDGE FORM

METHODS OF GIVING 

IRS RECOGNITION LETTER

 

SUPPORTERS – Campaign gifts of $25,000

  • Permanent recognition on the Founding Circle lobby wall
  • Priority invitation to purchase Opening Gala tickets before the general public
  • Priority invitation to purchase tickets to an annual Founding Circle program

PATRONS – Campaign gifts of $50,000

  • Permanent recognition on the Founding Circle lobby wall
  • Program book recognition as Founding Circle members
  • Priority invitation to purchase Opening Gala tickets before the general public
  • Priority invitation to purchase tickets to an annual Founding Circle program
  • Admission to the exclusive Donor Lounge for the first year of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to Advance Priority Ticketing Service for the first five years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to VIP Concierge Services for the first year of GLCFA’s operations

BENEFACTORS – Campaign gifts of $100,000

  • Permanent recognition on the Founding Circle lobby wall
  • Program book recognition as Founding Circle members
  • Priority invitation to purchase Opening Gala tickets before the general public
  • Priority invitation to purchase tickets to an annual Founding Circle program
  • Admission to the exclusive Donor Lounge for the first two years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to Advance Priority Ticketing Service for the first five years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to VIP Concierge Services for the first two years of GLCFA’s operations

LEADERS – Campaign gifts of $250,000

  • Permanent recognition on the Founding Circle lobby wall
  • Program book recognition as Founding Circle members
  • Priority invitation to purchase Opening Gala tickets before the general public
  • Complimentary invitation for two to an annual Founding Circle program
  • Admission to the exclusive Donor Lounge for the first five years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to Advance Priority Ticketing Service for the first 10 years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to VIP Concierge Services for the three years of GLCFA’s operations

SUSTAINERS – Campaign gifts of $500,000

  • Naming rights for select locations within the Center for a period of 15 years, including orchestra-level boxes, orchestra pit, production, administrative, and public spaces (inquire for list of opportunities)
  • Permanent recognition on the Founding Circle lobby wall
  • Program book recognition as Founding Circle members
  • Complimentary invitation for two to GLCFA’s Opening Gala
  • Complimentary invitation for two to an annual Founding Circle program
  • Admission to the exclusive Donor Lounge for the first 15 years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to Advance Priority Ticketing Service for the first 15 years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to VIP Concierge Services for the first five years of GLCFA’s operations

INNOVATORS – Campaign gifts of $1,000,000

  • Naming rights for premium locations within the Center for a period of 15 years, including upper-level box seating (inquire for list of opportunities)
  • Permanent recognition on the Founding Circle lobby wall
  • Program book recognition as Founding Circle members
  • Complimentary invitation for two to GLCFA’s Opening Gala
  • Complimentary invitation for two to an annual Founding Circle program
  • Admission to the exclusive Donor Lounge for the first 15 years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to Advance Priority Ticketing Service for the first 15 years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to VIP Concierge Services for the first five years of GLCFA’s operations

VISIONARIES – Campaign gifts of $3,000,000+

  • Naming rights for premier locations within the Center for a period of 15 years, including GLCFA’s most prominent public spaces (inquire for list of opportunities)
  • Permanent recognition on the Founding Circle lobby wall
  • Program book recognition as Founding Circle members
  • Complimentary invitation for two to GLCFA’s Opening Gala
  • Complimentary invitation for two to an annual Founding Circle program
  • Access to Advance Priority Ticketing Service for the first 15 years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Admission to the exclusive Donor Lounge for the first 15 years of GLCFA’s operations
  • Access to VIP Concierge Services for the first five years of GLCFA’s operations

Advance Priority Ticketing:
Donors will be given the opportunity to purchase performance tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Tickets are not discounted, however, the advance purchase period allows these donors to request the best available seats.   Advance Priority Ticketing requests will be fulfilled based on a priority which reflects capital and annual donor giving levels and history.

VIP Concierge Services:
Donors will be provided exclusive access to a GLCFA representative who will be available to assist patrons receiving this benefit with a variety of performance needs, including the purchase of last-minute performance seats held exclusively for donors up to 48 hours before performance time. 

  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Intellectual Dialogue
  • Movies & Film
  • Education