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The Art Of Giving

The arts have the unique ability to inspire imagination, foster communication, and educate hearts and minds. For three decades, The Performing Arts Center Purchase College has continued to provide residents of Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield, and the surrounding areas with distinctive and unforgettably moving performances by celebrated artists of great virtuosity.

The Center champions the creative aspirations of exceptional artists. A vast array of stellar performances has graced our stages — from the established to the emerging, from the exquisite to the outrageous, from the traditional to the avant garde — something for every interest.

In this year of celebration, our focus is on the future. The success of our first 30 years is directly attributable to you — as patrons of our performances and contributors to The Center.

Your Contribution Supports

Patrons of The Center have developed high expectations, and we continue to meet and surpass the challenge of those expectations with exceptional programming. Ticket sales and New York State support only partially cover The Center’s program expenses. Your tax-deductible contribution makes it possible for The Center to provide:

  • A world-class institution, conveniently located and with ample parking, right in your own neighborhood
  • An amazing breadth and diversity of superlative programming in theatre, music, dance and more, featuring artists of the highest excellence
  • An Award winning Arts-in-Education program that reaches over 20,000 school children each season
  • Residencies for renowned artists of inspired genius to promote the creation of new works
  • Opportunities for Conservatory students to participate in Master Classes with the world’s recognized masters in the performing arts
  • Special ticket programs that make performances accessible to senior citizens, students and children
  • A stellar performance space for the many cultural and community organizations that make use of The Center’s facilities.

All of this is only possible with your support.


Become a Friend of The Center with a tax-deductible contribution. Gifts at these levels make you part of The Center’s Circle of friends, and provide the following benefits:

$100-$249 Supporter

  • end of season listing of Center Friends and supporters
  • Be The Center’s guest for an invitation only performance

$250 – $499 DEVOTEE

  • All of the above, plus
  • Acknowledgement year-round in concert program listingst


  • All of the above, plus
  • Invitation to an exclusive private donor event
We Invite You to Join the INNER CIRCLE

Inner Circle donors are dedicated arts patrons whose leadership gifts play a vital role in maintaining The Center’s high standards of excellence, supporting innovative programs in performance, arts education and creativity.

Enjoy a wide array of amenities exclusive to donors at these levels. Distinctive recognitions and benefits will enhance your concert-going experience with choice seating locations, personalized VIP ticket services, use of the Patrons’ Lounge, opportunities to meet artists, and special by-invitation-only events.

$1,000 – $2,499 DONORS’ CIRCLE

  • Benefits of Friends of The Center, plus
  • Advance notice of events and performances
  • Access to the Donor Hotline for special attention at the Box Office
  • Patrons’ Lounge intermission receptions

$2,500 – $4,999 PATRONS’ CIRCLE

  • All of the above, plus
  • Priority seating privileges with access to the Patrons’ Desk
  • Invitation to Inner Circle Events

$5,000 – $9,999 DIRECTORS’ CIRCLE

  • All of the above plus
  • Priority seating privileges, with personalized assistance
  • Invitation to a special Inner Circle recognition dinner
  • Opportunity to be named a sponsor of an Arts-in-Education performance**

$10,000 – $24,999 BENEFACTORS’ CIRCLE

  • All of the above plus
  • Highest ticketing priority and seating privileges
  • Invitations to private events
  • Opportunity to be named a sponsor of a Series performance**


  • All of the above plus
  • Invitations to attend Master Classes by noted artists
  • Opportunity to be named an underwriter of a Series performance**
  • Distinctive opportunities for recognition

** For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities at each level, please call (914) 251-6222.

How to Make Your Gift

In compliance with IRS regulations, the retail value of your contribution reduces its tax deductibility. If you do not wish to receive benefits, please notify The Performing Arts Center when making your gift so that the entire amount will be receipted as tax-deductible. Non tax-deductible amounts: Contributors – Donors’ Circle Level: $50; Patrons’ Circle: $115; Directors’ Circle and above: $165.