Capital and Seat Campaigns

Capital Campaign

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 $26.5 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.

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.

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 Matt Wawro, Director of Development, to learn more about available opportunities.

Recognition

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts Founding Circle is thanking and recognizing members in several ways:

  • Permanent recognition on the Founding Circle wall
    located in the lobby of the Center
  • Invitations to the Opening Gala at the Center
  • Invitations to an annual Founding Circle concert or program
  • Recognition as Founding Circle members in all program books and annual reports
  • Access to the private donor lounge
  • VIP Concierge Services
  • Advance Priority Ticketing Services

Additionally, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts will be pleased to recognize upper-level Founding Circle contributions through a select number of visible naming opportunities.

Box Seats

The theater in the Great Lakes Center for the Arts includes upper-level boxes and main floor boxes in the Center’s prime orchestra seats. Boxes are designed to hold four to eight people. Boxes are available for naming gifts of $500,000 and above. Box holders receive:

  • Permanent recognition on the Founding Circle wall located in the lobby of the Center
  • Invitations to the Opening Gala at the Center
  • Invitations to an annual Founding Circle concert or program
  • Recognition as Founding Circle members in all program books and annual reports
  • Access to the private donor lounge
  • VIP Concierge Services
  • Advance Priority Ticketing Services
  • Preferential rights to box seat tickets during the naming rights period

Capital Campaign Benefits

Learn more about the benefits offered at each level. 

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Seat Campaign

Please take your seats!

Sit back, relax and enjoy world-class performances and programs in the state-of-the-art theater. Be entertained by the finest in music, dance, and theater. Experience new horizons as you are educated by stimulating intellectual dialogue.

Inspirational leaders have provided strong foundations for the Capital Campaign of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Your vision and generosity will enable the Center to reach the Capital Campaign goal.

Leave a lasting legacy.

Name a seat for yourself, and honor a loved one — your spouse, a child, grandchild, parent — recognize the contributions of a business associate or that special teacher who inspired you or your child to reach their dreams.

Reserve a seat in history at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

With a mission to serve as a cultural and social hub for Northern Michigan, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts will inspire, entertain and educate with year-round programming across all genres — theater, music, dance, movies and film, intellectual dialogue and education.

The Center presents exceptional opportunities to bring world-class performances to the shores of Lake Michigan. Celebrate the power of the arts and strong communities by naming a seat and by joining the Family of Supporters.

By naming a seat, you are joining the family of dream makers who believe in the power of the arts to transform lives!

We look forward to welcoming you to the family!

* According to GLCFA ticketing policies. Naming a seat does not provide tickets for all performances in that seat, rather best efforts will be made to provide seating in your named seat at box-office prices depending on availability and according to the Great Lakes Center for the Arts ticketing policies. Great Lakes Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 charitable organization in Michigan.

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More Information

For more information about supporting the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, please contact Matt Wawro at 231.439.2606 or mwawro@greatlakescfa.org.