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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)
  • Priority processing of season tickets
  • Half-price ticket offers for select Great Performances at Mason events
  • Access to the Friends-only refreshment area with complimentary coffee and soft drinks at Great Performances at Mason events
  • Invitation to pre and post-performance special events
  • Invitation to the annual Season Preview Event
  • Subscription to the Friends print and electronic newsletters
  • Membership pin
  • Acknowledgement in performance programs

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

Benefits listed above for Friend level, plus:

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

Benefits listed above for Contributor level, plus:

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

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

Benefits listed above for Donor level, plus:

  • Five free parking passes for use during 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 special recognition wall located in the Concert Hall Lobby all season long
  • Invitation to two Grand Tier Society events each season held in private homes with special guest artists from the Washington metro area.
  • Grand Tier Society pin
  • Complimentary CD of a Great Performances at Mason artist*

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

Benefits listed above for Sponsor level, plus:

  • Opportunity to meet a Great Performances at Mason artist backstage*

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

Benefits listed above for Advocate level, plus:

  • Pre-performance cocktail reception for ten guests*

*This benefit affects tax deductibility.