Great Lakes Center For The Arts
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The Artist Underwriter Fund

Your support matters in providing inspiration and a chance to experience live performances when people need it most! As a young performing arts organization, the Center has certainly been affected by many rescheduled events and a seating capacity limitation of 25%. The Center is absorbing the costs of COVID-19 as best as it can, but we are calling on those who are passionate about the performing arts and the joy they bring to consider donating to the Center’s Artist Underwriter Fund. Your donation is a vital part of these inspiring experiences by underwriting a portion of upcoming events with a gift today. Every donation, large and small, has an impact!

Artist Underwriter Fund Supporters
James and Denise Anderton, IV
Stanley and Lee Katlein
Paul and Nancy Knapp
Kroeger-Mainland Family Fund
Tom and Bette Irwin

For questions, please contact Matt Wawro
at 231.439.2606 or email

Annual Fund 2020

Serving a five-county region of approximately 135,000 year-round residents, the Center serves as a cultural and social hub for Northern Michigan, welcoming all patrons impassioned by the performing arts to experience an outstanding year-round line up of events including ballet, country, jazz, symphony, comedy, and more!

With less than half of annual operating expenses supported by ticket sales, your gift is VITAL to the success of the Center’s commitment to providing diverse year-round programming with accessible ticket pricing and meaningful educational initiatives. The dream of providing entertaining, educational, and affordable arts experiences to Northern Michigan can only be sustained through the support of patrons like you.

Your contribution to the Annual Fund provides you with exclusive opportunities to engage with the arts, from Donor Lounge access, to priority ticket ordering, to conversations with visiting artists and leaders. Discover what a donation to the Annual Fund can offer, and choose the membership level that is right for you.

2020 Annual Fund Benefits

CHAIRMAN’S TABLE | $100,000 or more

Customized benefits package.

Producers’ Club | $50,000 – $99,999

Recognition as a Producers’ Club Supporter for an event of your choice.
Exclusive dinner for up to eight guests.

Directors’ Society | $10,000 – $49,999

Recognition as a Directors’ Society Supporter for an event of your choice.

Benefactor | $5,000 – $9,999

Invitation for two to an annual behind-the-curtain event.
Access to VIP Concierge Services offering purchase of premium
theater seats up to 48 hours prior to performance time.

Patron | $2,500 – $4,999

Access for you and your guests to the beautiful Donor Lounge.

Friend | $500 – $2,499

Priority ordering for subscriptions and single event tickets.
Invitation for two to an annual member appreciation event.

Member | Up to $499

Recognition in program.

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