Friends of Convocations are a dynamic group of arts supporters whose gifts allow Convocations to keep ticket prices low, to bring educational arts programs for students of all ages, and to allow us to make big projects a reality. Revenue from ticket sales only covers 60% of the true costs of our programs, and we don’t receive state funds, so gifts from generous individuals, corporations, and foundations help us close that gap.
All Friends of Convocations enjoy the benefits of early access to ticket sales, the best seat selection and the accumulation of Friends Priority Points. Benefits begin at $50 annually and additional benefits are added at each contribution level.
Would you be thrilled to see your contribution recognized in our printed program? As a thank you for your $100 annual gift, you can! We update the names each semester and over 25,000 are printed each year. To specify how you’d like your name to read, simply notify our Development Assistant.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a quick drink and bite to eat near Elliott Hall? Intermission Club provides you that chance! These events take place at all regularly-scheduled Elliott Hall of Music performances. Join us at Hovde Hall where the academic building is transformed with lighting, food, drink, and friends, and then simply take the elevator or stairs to cross the bridge right into Elliott. Did we mention there are private restrooms?
You earn this benefit with your contribution of $250 annually (or by special invitation) and each event is FREE.
Do you enjoy close parking and a VIP experience? Join Friends or upgrade to the $500 annual level, and we will send you an annual parking pass for the private Friends of Convocations lot at Elliott Hall performances. Enjoy the benefit of ground-level parking close to the building, with easy entrance and exit before crowded shows. Check out parking information page for maps and additional details.
If you enjoy gala evenings, private VIP performances for small groups, artist interaction, and delicious food and drink, consider joining us for the annual Soirée. This benefit for our $1,000 annual donors highlights a different performance each year, and features a sumptuous menu to match.
Want to mingle with the artists? Friends at the $2,500 level or higher receive a special artist reception invitation during the year, including refreshments, time to talk to an artist one-on-one and a photo opportunity.
Interested in understanding how the presenting biz works? This benefit for our $5,000 level Friends means a small group setting with our Director, to ask the big questions and get the behind the scenes scoop!
Benefits at this level are customized to fit the donor’s favorite interests.
We have a host of other options for giving, no matter what your preference is! Contact the Development Associate at (765) 494-9712 to learn more.