Become a Supporter

Become a festival supporter

Give Now ... Become a Festival Supporter

Your annual gift enables the festival to maintain the highest standards of artistic quality, at affordable ticket prices. Designating your gift as a 3, 4, or 5-year pledge is tremendously valuable to the festival, enabling us to plan for the future. Your 2014 gift may be received anytime through September 30, 2014. To be recognized in the 2014 festival playbill, we must receive your gift or pledge by May 31, 2014.

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Online Giving Form

...and make your contribution using your favorite credit card. Your gift will be recorded and you will receive the benefits associated with your donor level as detailed elsewhere on this page.

2014 Donor Levels and Benefits

  • Chancellor's Circle ($10,000 and up)
    • Artist “Meet-and-Greet” opportunity
    • Access to Schaefer Center lobby for pre-concert or intermission reception
    • Complimentary recording of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble concert series
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Artists' Circle ($6,000-$9,999)
    • Named performance or guest artist chair (with recognition in festival playbill)
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Bravo! Circle ($3,000-$5,999)
    • Two complimentary tickets to all Schaefer Center and Rosen Concert Hall events
    • Access to club level seating for Outdoor Concert
    • VIP parking privileges
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Benefactors' Circle ($1,200-$2,999)
    • Two complimentary tickets to the Outdoor Concert (stadium seating)
    • Donors at the $2,500 level and greater are eligible to receive the Chancellor’s Society Parking Pass (on-campus parking privileges)
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Patron ($600-$1,199)
    • Invitation to festival VIP events
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Contributor ($300-$599)
    • Concierge service (seating consultation) with Sarah Heustess, Director of Sales and Patron Relations
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
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  • Friend ($125-$299)
    • Email notification regarding upcoming events
    • Plus all benefits described in categories below
  • Member (Up to $124)
    • Recognition in annual festival playbill
    • Advance mailing of festival brochure, with early-bird ticket purchase opportunities

Give Now ... Become a Festival Supporter

Name a Seat!

Naming a seat is a perfect way to celebrate your love of the arts, or to remember or honor a loved-one, friend or family member. In addition to your annual gift, consider naming a seat in the renovated Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in honor of the festival’s 30th anniversary. You or someone you cherish will be visibly recognized with an engraved brass plaque prominently displayed on the seats your select.

Details

  • The cost is $500 for each seat named and is tax deductible.
  • Each seat is valid for five years with the option of renewing.
  • Seats may be named in perpetuity for a gift of $1,500.
  • Your seat will be available to you for any events you choose to attend.

To select your seat, please call Sarah Heustess at 828-262-2248.