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Friends of the Performing Arts and Conference Center - 19/20 Season

(formerly called the Circle of Friends)

Welcome to the 2019/2020 upcoming season and the Friends!

Make your online donation today!

The Friends have been the community support organization of the Clark State Performing Arts Center since 1996.  The Friends exists to preserve, promote and enhance the arts community and the Clark State Performing Arts and Conference Center for generations to come.


We enrich the growth of our thriving and vibrant community with performances and special events.

We offer a variety of giving levels and benefits (listed below) but appreciate any donation that you wish to give - every dollar counts!  Your donation provides essential on-going support to programming, Project Jericho and facility maintenance and upgrades.

For more information or questions, please contact the Performing Arts Center at 937.328.3841.

Choose Your 19/20 Season Level!

Friend ($25 - $99)  Make a Donation

Performer ($100 - $249)  Make a Donation

Director ($250 - $499)  Make a Donation

Producer ($500 - $999)  Make a Donation

Star ($1,000 and up)  Make a Donation

Enjoy your benefits for the 19-20 Season!

Friend ($25-$99)

  • Advance ticket purchase before the general public
  • Early notification of added season events
  • Recognition in programs
  • Access to day-of-show Rush Tickets (as available)

Performer ($100-$249)

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • One free, non-alcoholic beverage with purchase of one concession item

Director ($250-$499)

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Invitation to special events, pre-parties, etc.
  • Donor discount to annual Friend-raising event

Producer ($500-$999)

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Private back-stage tour with up to six (6) friends
  • Buy one ticket and get one free - Events include Nature of Forgetting, Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Greatest Love of All: Whitney Houston Tribute, Choir of Man or Goitse.

Star ($1000+)

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Free concessions
  • Exclusive access to Hall of Honor for private functions
  • Opportunities to attend meet and greet with artists (subject to artist approval)
  • Invitation to a closed load-in or dress rehearsal
  • Opportunity for two (2) to watch a show from backstage

Friends Advisory Committee - 19/20

Dana Bennett

Wendy DeLong

Teresa Demana

Sunny Dhingra

Bridget Doane

Sue Evans

Tom Franzen

Lori Houseman

Don Lynam

Gay Minette

Paul Newman Jr.

Brian Roberts

Lou Ross

Tim Rowe

James Wallace

Ex-Officio: Adele Adkins, Lori Common, Laurie Means, Karen Hunt

Founder’s Award Recipients (2004-2018)

The Friends created the Founder’s Award in 2004 during the Center's 10th Birthday. Recognizing the importance of community support and individual service to the continued excellence of the Performing Arts Center, the Friends have honored one individual or business each year at the annual gala fundraiser. The honoree(s) was 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.  The last Founder's Award was presented in September 2018.

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

2017   Michael and Pauline Chakeres

2018   John Landess (April)

2018   Patrick Field (September)

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