College of Visual and Performing Arts
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Friends of the Center for the Arts

The Friends provides financial and volunteer support for the Center’s programs and activities.

Friends at the Center for the Arts

As a Friend, your membership supports the season of the Great Performances at Mason, as well as the Pre-Performance Discussions, community outreach and education programs, the Friends-Only Artists in Conversation programs, and Special Events. Your gift demonstrates your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and our community and ensures a bright future for the Center for the Arts. Become a Friend today and join the hundreds of members who are enjoying the benefits and the satisfaction of supporting the arts at Mason.

Membership Benefits

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Friend ($100 - $149, fully tax deductible)
  • Acknowledgement in performance programs and on the Center for the Arts Website
  • Access to the Friends-only ticket purchasing  period for outdoor events
  • Special offers and announcements for Great Performances at Mason
  • Invitation to the annual Season Preview event
  • Complimentary bottles of water at outdoor events
  • Subscription to print and electronic newsletters
  • Membership pin
  • Access to the Friends-only refreshment area with complimentary coffee and soft drinks at Great Performances at Mason events

Contributor ($150 - $249, fully tax deductible)

Benefits listed above for Friend level, plus:

  • Complimentary invitation to special virtual events featuring professional artists
  • Discounted parking at Great Performances at Mason events

 

Donor ($250 - $499, $30 non-deductible)

Benefits listed above for Contributor level, plus:

  • Invitation to backstage tour opportunities (two per season)
  • Reserved seating at four Pre-Performance Discussions
  • Two complimentary tickets to a Mason student event

Patron ($500 - $999, $70 non-deductible)

Benefits listed above for Donor level, plus:

  • Five free parking passes for Great Performances at Mason events
  • Four vouchers for complimentary wine at the Concert Hall Lobby bars*

*This benefit affects tax deductibility.

Grand Tier Society

The Grand Tier Society represents the higher levels of giving for the Friends of the Center for the Arts. Members of the Grand Tier Society play a visionary and leadership role in ensuring that the season of Great Performances at Mason remains vibrant and affordable for all audiences. In grateful acknowledgment for their leadership support, Grand Tier Society members receive exclusive benefits to further enrich their participation in the life of the Center for the Arts and the Great Performances at Mason season.

Sponsor ($1,000 - $2,499, $85 non-deductible)

Benefits listed above for Patron level, plus:

  • Grand Tier Society acknowledgement in performance programs and on a recognition wall located in the Concert Hall Lobby
  • Invitation to three virtual events featuring private performances by professional artists and catering delivered directly to your home
  • Complimentary CD of a Great Performances at Mason artist

Advocate ($2,500 - $4,999, $85 non-deductible)

Benefits listed above for Sponsor level, plus:

  • An exclusive artist experience (upon request, subject to availability)

 

Benefactor ($5,000+, $235 non-deductible)

Benefits listed above for Advocate level, plus:

  • Listing as official sponsor at the performance of your choice (subject to availability)