BECOME A FRIEND TODAY!
The Friends of Convocations is a group of generous individuals and corporate partners whose gifts make it possible for Purdue Convocations to bring the community 25-30 performances each year that represent a variety of art forms, genres and cultures, as well as a host of educational opportunities through the Curricular Connections program.
You can join the Friends of Convocations today with a gift of $50 or more to help this important programming continue and to share it with others. In return, you will earn privileges, such as priority seating or opportunities to purchase tickets before the general public, to enhance your Purdue Convocations experience.
- 35 performances were presented for the community.
- 4,470 preschool through grade 12 students from 32 schools attended a matinee performance at Purdue University.
- Over 1,448 of these students received a free or discounted ticket to attend.
- $2,200 in transportation scholarships were distributed to help needy schools travel to Purdue.
- Nearly 950 college students at Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College received a low-priced $10 ticket when their professor integrated a performance into their classroom curriculum.
Annual Gifts can help Convocations expand the reach of its programming in many ways. Unrestricted gifts help pay the costs of presenting performances, provide educational programming support and help pay organizational operating expenses. Designated gifts are also welcomed.
Designated Funds are larger gifts set aside for specific performances or programs. Gifts accumulate and are spent as needed by the respective program.
Endowments provide Convocations programs with financial support for the future. Donors who make a one-time gift or pledge of $10,000 or more to an existing endowment qualify for Lifetime Friends privileges and receive an infusion of priority points to improve seating.
Planned giving options are also available and provide membership in the Purdue Convocations Legacy Society. For more information, visit the Purdue Planned Giving website.
For more information on any of the above giving opportunities, call the Development Team at 494-9712.
MORE REASONS FOR YOU TO BELONG
Friends at all levels receive special privileges to enhance their Convocations experience.
- Sponsor level or higher: program book recognition.
- Founder level or higher: preferred parking in a convenient Friends lot and access to the Friends Intermission Club (for Elliott Hall of Music performances only).
All Friends receive:
- Advance notice of performances and pre-sale ticket opportunities via email.
- Personalized ticket assistance, including priority seating for performances. (Student Concert Committee concerts are not included.)
- Special event invitations to select Friends events designed for each giving level.
Friends are seated for all Convocations performances using the Priority Point System.
The purpose of the Priority Point System is to acknowledge individual Friends for both their loyalty and financial support. Friends receive credit each year in the form of points for their cumulative giving, consecutive years of membership, and for their PICK 5 purchases.
During the seating process, Friends receive a point total and ranking. Ticket orders are placed in rank order, highest to lowest, and tickets are assigned on a show-by-show basis. As seats are assigned, personal preferences are taken into account using a Seating Preferences Form, which is submitted along with each ticket order during the pre-sale period.
Corporations can partner with Purdue Convocations in multiple ways, and partnerships can be tailor-made to meet your company’s goals. A few of the options are:
A monetary donation helps Convocations cover the artist fee and production expenses associated with bringing a specific performance to our community. The minimum contribution for a shared partnership in any venue is $3,500 per performance.
BEHIND THE SCENES SUPPORT
A gift-in-kind donation of goods and services will help Convocations provide hospitality, transportation and accommodations to its visiting artists, flowers for stage decoration or events, and event catering or other membership benefits for our generous Friends of Convocations. A minimum contribution of $1,000 is required for this type of partnership.
A monetary donation will provide ticket and transportation scholarships to needy students, age preschool through grade 12, at our local schools to enable them to attend matinee performances at Purdue University. Scholarships can also pay the expenses associated with taking a performance to a local school. A minimum contribution of $1,000 is required for this type of partnership.
Thank you to our corporate partners who have generously supported the 2012-13 season!
Let’s get together & have some fun. Don’t miss the upcoming 2013-14 events planned exclusively for Friends:
PARTY OF THE SEASON
(Patron level and higher): An exciting opportunity to mingle with Friends and discover the upcoming season lineup before the general public announcement!
May 31, 2013
One great night – two great events. Pick one or pick both – we can’t wait to celebrate with you.
An event fee is charged to keep your gift to the Friends of Convocations 100% tax deductible.
5:30PM – 8:30PM
Four Points by Sheraton
1600 Cumberland Avenue
West Lafayette, Indiana
- Featuring our season announcement
- $25 per person (includes drink tickets)
- Cash bar
Begins approximately at 11:00PM
The Black Sparrow Pub
223 Main Street
- Join us for an encore set downtown
- No cover charge
- Cash bar
Both parties will feature – Black Bear Combo
Established in 2002, Black Bear Combo is a brass/reed band with a sound that channels the common energy between traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, punk rock, and free jazz. They’ve been featured in clubs, basements, festivals, weddings, funerals, parties and even on street corners across the country.
Vince Guido – President
Eckhard Groll – Vice President
Barrett S. Caldwell, PhD
Patricia S. Garrott
Mary Alice Nebold