Center Friends

We are pleased to offer this giving opportunity for donors who wish to support The Center’s infrastructure and facility maintenance. In grateful exchange for these sustaining gifts, donors will receive exclusive ticket benefits.

Why invest in The Center?

We provide a vibrant home for 19 essential non-profit organizations in our community who offer cultural and educational programming. Through more than 725 classes, seminars, performances, and other activities, more than 25,000 people participate in programing at The Center. Approximately 125,000 visits to The Center ensure a dynamic impact on our community.

Center Friend recognition

To recognize these special donors, we provide listings in The Center’s playbills, annual impact report, lobby digital screens, and in-theater credits. Friends also have early access to ticket sales for events that are assured to sell out.

CENTER FRIENDS Levels and benefits

Donation Benefits

Donation: $50,000

  • 4 tickets to all Center Presents events with orchestra-level preference, with exclusive signage in our Theater Lobby

Donation: $25,000

  • 4 tickets to all Center Presents events with orchestra-level preference

Donation: $10,000

  • 2 tickets to all Center Presents events with orchestra-level preference

Donation: $5,000

  • 2 tickets to 6 Center Presents events

Donation: $3,000

  • 2 tickets to 4 Center Presents events
2017-18 Donors / $25,000 or greater

Jenny and Don Felsinger

Judy and Don Opatrny

2017-18 Donors / ​$10,000 or greater


Abrams & Bayliss

Valerie Brown and Don Baker

Andrea and Hal Burroughs

Eleanore and John Carifa

Victoria and William Chaney

The Charles Engelhard Foundation

Dawn and John Hummel

Erika Pearsall and Ned Jannotta

Christopher G. Lea

Agatha and Steve Luczo

Patty and John Lummis

Shawn and Doug MacKenzie

The O'Neil Foundation - Janet & Bill O'Neil

Ann and Steve Ryan

The Sage Foundation

Hillary and Scott Simon

Janet and Orin Smith

Allison von Maur and Family

Teresa and Bill Waterman

2017-18 Donors / $5,000 or greater

Shelby and Brent Belote

Andrea and Winslow Bent

Anne Berry

Susan and John Jackson

Jaquith Family Foundation

Reece Jenkins

Irene and Alan Lund

Adrienne and John Mars

Lenore and David Nichols

Julie and Will Obering

Linda and Larry Perlman

Shirley and Paul Piper

Anita and Julian Saul

Sharon and Jerry Schendel

Michael Sellett

Lisa and Glenn Steele

Christy Walton

2017-18 Donors / $3000 or greater


Helen and Fred Arbuckle

Maureen and David Brown

Judy Bernstein Bunzl and Nick Bunzl

Eunice and Dave Conine

Peggy and Kirk Davenport

Michele and Doug Dillard

Jacqueline and Christian Erdman

Sheryl and Jeff Flug

Betsy and Pete Forster

John Fox

Theresa Godchaux

Judy Hofflund and Tom Hansen

The Harrington Family Foundation: Lydia and Ron Harrington

Missy and David Hoster

Karen and George James

Dominique and Eric Laffont

Dave Landes

Jen Simon and Adam Meyer

Kathy and Mike Meyer

Carole and Jack Nunn

Annette and Noah Osnos

Lee and Ed Riddell

Michele Gammer and Andrew Salter

Kim and Simon Stertzer

Charlotte Stifel

Teri and Dan Tyree

Becky and Paul Vogelheim

Lissa and Chuck Walker

Celia and Rob Wallace

Whiteley and Nick Wheeler

We sincerely appreciate your support as a Center Friend. Should this be of interest, please contact Jen Simon at The Center Fund 307-734-8956,