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Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends has been the community support organization of the Clark State Performing Arts Center since 1996.  The Friends assist the Center in providing quality performances in a first class facility to a wide regional audience, while helping to preserve the area's cultural heritage.

We offer a variety of giving levels and benefits (listed below) but appreciate any donation that you wish to give.  Your donation provides essential on-going support of the Clark State Performing Arts Center.  For more information or questions, please contact the Performing Arts Center at 937.328.3841.

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Donation Levels and Benefits

Topaz ($50 - $99)  Make a Donation

  • Advance opportunities to buy tickets before the general public
  • Early notification of added events
  • Recognition in the program book
  • Two (2) free tickets to a Club Kuss Show
  • Access to discounted Rush Tickets the day of the performance


Sapphire ($100 - $249)  Make a Donation

Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Recognition on the lobby donor board
  • A FREE non-alcoholic beverage with purchase at the concession stand


Ruby ($250 - $399)  Make a Donation

Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Invitations to special events, such as receptions during intermission
  • Two (2) free tickets to the show of your choice


Emerald ($500 - $999)  Make a Donation

Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Private back-stage tour with up to six friends (scheduled in advance)
  • 15% discount on many shows


Diamond ($1,000 and up)  Make a Donation

Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Exclusive access to Hall of Honor
  • Free concessions including alcohol
  • Opportunities to meet the performer(s)
  • Invitation to a Broadway show load-in
  • Opportunity to watch a show from back-stage for two people

 Circle of Friends Committee

Adele Adkins, Executive Director, Performing Arts Center Mark Elliott Catie Maher, Director, Clark State Foundation
Dana Bennett Sue Evans Gay Minette
Emily Burnett, Campaign Assistant, Clark State Foundation Kris Hiltz Steve Neely
Teresa Demana Lori Houseman Brian Roberts
Sunny Dhingra Otto Larson  

Circle of Friends:  The Founder’s Award

The Circle of Friends created the Founder’s Award in 2004 to recognize and honor those individuals or businesses who have contributed significantly to the success and sustainability of the Performing Arts Center.

Recognizing the importance of community support and individual service to the continued excellence of the Performing Arts Center, the Friends honor one individual or business each year at the annual gala. The honoree is presented with a sculpture by Michael Major; combining some of the mass shapes of the Performing Arts Center to create a performing figure, celebrating generous giving and artistic excellence.

Founder’s Award Recipients

2004   Richard L. Kuss | Albert A. Salerno | Harry M. Turner

2005   Fred Leventhal

2006   John Field

2007   Jim Foreman

2008   Dwight W. and Jane P. Hollenbeck

2009   James H. and Nike D. Lagos

2010   Security National Bank

2011   David Hartley and David Hobson

2012   Dr. Nicholas and Mrs. Thalia Pavlatos

2013   Dr. Karen E. Rafinski

2014   Randy Kapp

2015   Plato and Tina Pavlatos

2016   Speedway

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