Giving Opportunities

Major Giving Levels:

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Executive Producer's Circle
When a donor's lifetime giving to Sangamon Auditorium reaches $100,000 or above they will be recognized in all Sangamon Auditorium programs and playbills as honorary members of the Executive Producer's Circle.

Producer's Circle
When a donor's lifetime giving to Sangamon Auditorium reaches $50,000-$99,999 they will be recognized in all Sangamon Auditorium programs and playbills as honorary members of the Producer's Circle.

Director's Circle
When a donor's lifetime giving to Sangamon Auditorium reaches $25,000-$49,999, they will be recognized in all Sangamon Auditorium programs and playbills as honorary members of the Director's Circle.

Names of all Executive Producers', Producer's and Director's Circle members will regularly appear in the programs or playbills and possibly on the website of Sangamon Auditorium and shall be identified according to level of giving unless they have requested their giving be anonymous.

Donors at these levels may also qualify for the Chancellor's Circle, Chancellor's Capital Council, the President's Council and other donor recognition societies of the University of Illinois Springfield and the University of Illinois Foundation (UIF).

Heritage Society
The UIS Sangamon Auditorium Heritage Society consists of all patrons of the arts at Sangamon Auditorium who have remembered Sangamon Auditorium in their estate. The names of those who have, through documentation, made known their intentions to do so through the UIS Office of Development or the U of I Foundation will regularly appear in the programs or playbills (unless they have requested the gift remain anonymous). These gifts may also receive recognition on the Sangamon Auditorium website.
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More information about major gifts, estate planning, and other planned giving opportunities is available from the
UIS Office of Development or phone (217) 206-6058. You may also contact the University of Illinois Foundation or phone (217) 333-0810.

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Sangamon Auditorium Performance Sponsorship

Sponsoring an individual performance or series at Sangamon Auditorium is a cost-effective way to get your business into the community spotlight and a wonderful opportunity to help support the arts. Single performance event sponsorship varies by event and begins at $3,000.

Sponsorship Benefits (not all benefits available for all events)

  • Sponsor Credit: Corporate logo attached to all marketing, advertising, promotional pieces (where allowed).
  • Corporate name on the face of tickets.
  • Complimentary Tickets: 8 tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased at a 15% discount.
  • Advance (pre-public) ticket purchase privileges.
  • Signage during the performance(s): A 43' x 68' display in one of the lobby display cases.
  • Lobby presence (i.e. table or approved display).
  • Full page, full color ad in the sponsored event program.
  • Gobo of your logo (white light projection) projected on a suitable and visible surface when available.
  • Sponsor credit on Sangamon Auditorium website with a link to your company website.
  • Sponsor credit on our Mobile Phone App.
  • Sponsor credit in patron emails sent prior to the sponsored performances (sent to approx. 30,000 patrons plus UIS faculty and students).
  • Sponsor credit listing and logo inclusion in Sangamon Auditorium season brochure and related season materials, subject to print deadlines.
  • Category Exclusivity: official and sole sponsor in your industry for the sponsored performance(s).
  • Options to sponsor cast parties (additional fees) with artist appearance when available.
  • Coordination assistance with pre or post show dinners and receptions.
  • Availability of backstage meet & greets when available.
  • Appropriate tax credit; IRS paperwork from the University of Illinois Foundation will be available for your records.

For more information about performance sponsorship, please contact Auditorium Director Bryan Rives at (217) 206-6150 or brive4@uis.edu. 

Sangamon Auditorium Business Friend Opportunities: $1,500
Recognition for your business as a supporter of the arts through Sangamon Auditorium.

Business Friend Benefits

  • Recognition for your business as a supporter of the arts through Sangamon Auditorium.
  • Business name listed in 2017-2018 season programs
  • $1,500 tax deduction: IRS paperwork from the University of Illinois Foundation will be available for your records. 

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