Become a Friend

The Friends of the Schauer Center are a community of supporters who have a passion for the performing arts and are dedicated to helping us develop, support, and promote the arts in our community.

Supporting the Schauer Arts Center is more than making a charitable contribution; it is your opportunity to enrich our community while enhancing your own connection to the arts. Your Friends membership brings world-class performances to our stage, allows students from all over the area to experience the magic of live theater, places the highest-level teaching artists in our School of the Arts, supports free community programs like Page to Stage, and much, much more!  Ticket sales, tuition fees, and facility rental income only go so far in covering the necessary costs of a successful organization.  Season after season, it is the generosity of our neighbors and patrons that keeps our mission alive and our doors open. 

Friends Levels & Benefits

Fan ($50+)    Your gift can provide a scholarship for one SSA visual arts class


  • Opportunity to purchase tickets weeks in advance of general public
  • Recognition in Annual Report or one Schauer Marquee Newsletter

Supporter ($100+)   Your gift can supply one student with a leotard, tights, and tap shoes


  • Opportunity to purchase tickets weeks in advance of general public
  • Recognition in Annual Report or one Schauer Marquee Newsletter
  • Ability to exchange tickets to another 'Schauer Center Presents' event. Ticket exchange fee applies

Advocate ($250+)    Your gift can cover 2 days of electricity and water for the Schauer Center


  • Opportunity to purchase tickets weeks in advance of general public
  • Recognition in Annual Report or one Schauer Marquee Newsletter
  • Ability to exchange tickets to another 'Schauer Center Presents' event. Ticket exchange fee applies
  • Recognition in Schauer Arts Center playbooks
  • Acknowledged on Annual Friends Campaign lobby board

Patron  ($500+)    Your gift can give 50 youth the chance to participate in an Arts Immersion day


  • Opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of general public
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • Ability to exchange tickets to another 'Schauer Center Presents' event. Ticket exchange fee applies
  • Recognition in Schauer Center playbooks
  • Acknowledged on Annual Friends Campaign lobby banner
  • Voucher redeemable for 2 tickets to a select 'Schauer Center Presents' event. 
  • Donors Lounge access. Cash bar available
  • Two complimentary beverage vouchers

Sustainer   ($1,000+)    Your gift can fund one outreach activity with a guest artist.


  • Opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of general public
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • Ability to exchange tickets to another 'Schauer Center Presents' event. Ticket exchange fee applies
  • Recognition in Schauer Center playbooks
  • Acknowledged on Annual Friends Campaign lobby banner
  • Voucher redeemable for 2 tickets to a select 'Schauer Center Presents' event. 
  • Donors Lounge access. Cash bar available
  • Four complimentary beverage vouchers
  • Waived online processing fees

Benefactor  ($2,500+)    Your gift can bring 500 students to a Schooltime Matinee performance.


  • Opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of general public
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • Ability to exchange tickets to another 'Schauer Center Presents' event. Ticket exchange fee applies
  • Recognition in Schauer Center playbooks
  • Acknowledged on Annual Friends Campaign lobby banner
  • Voucher redeemable for 2 tickets to a select 'Schauer Center Presents' event. 
  • Donors Lounge access. Cash bar available
  • Six complimentary beverage vouchers
  • Waived online processing fees

Leader ($5,000+)    Pays for one artist fee for a Family Series performance.


  • Opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of general public
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • Ability to exchange tickets to another 'Schauer Center Presents' event. Ticket exchange fee applies
  • Recognition in Schauer Center playbooks
  • Acknowledged on Annual Friends Campaign lobby banner
  • Voucher redeemable for 2 tickets to a select 'Schauer Center Presents' event. 
  • Donors Lounge access. Cash bar available
  • Eight complimentary beverage vouchers
  • Waived online processing fees
  • Customized benefits to fit your interests

*The Schauer Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The non-deductive value of goods received is $50 for donations at the Sustainer level and above.

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