Preserving the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center begins with Friends who are willing to share their passion and love of live performances and make a statement with their financial support.
Funds from the Friends affiliation program provides needed operational funds so that a place exists in our community where local and national acts can showcase their talent for the enjoyment of the community.
In return for your support, the Board of Directors thanks everyone who becomes a member by offering:
Advance notice of the performance calendar
The opportunity to purchase tickets ahead of non-members (except building rentals)
An acknowledgement in our Playbill handed out at every event (except building rentals)
A tax-deduction for those that qualify
The levels of support are organized by the part of the operations budget our Friends are helping to fund:
You help produce the brochure and maintain the website, thus spreading the word to let everyone know about upcoming performances. Production of the brochure amounts to over $1,200.00 a year.
You help provide volunteers with ticketing supplies to make transactions when purchasing a ticket. Box Office Expenses amount to over $2,000.00 a year.
You help keep computer software current; the database that protects your name and your personal information as well as your personal patron ticketing account. Ticketing computer software amounts to over $2,400.00 a year.
You help keep the Theatre looking new. Maintenance bills amount to over $6,000.00 a year.
You help keep our publications coming to every patron of the Theatre. Advertising and printing bills amount to over $12,000.00 a year.
You help keep patrons out of the dark, warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Utility bills amount to over $20,000.00 a year.
You help fund the most important and often forgotten part of our Theatre?s existence; the building itself! Our condominium expense is over $60,000.00 a year.
You help bring a premium show to the Theatre by sponsoring a National Touring performance. National Touring performances can cost in excess of $10,000.00.
Pillar: $10,000.00 and up
You sponsor an entire year at the Eichelberger. Your gift helps preserve this treasure in our community and makes it available for everyone to enjoy; from live performances to special events. During the year, we thank you at the opening of our performances and display your name in our Conservatory, public spaces and printed Playbill.