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Friends of the Hylton Center

Exclusive Benefits, Uncommon Experiences

Membership Benefits

Friends volunteer at the Hylton Center

For nearly a decade, the financial and volunteer support of the Friends of the Hylton Center has made it possible to present first-class performing arts from across the world and around the corner. The Friends of the Hylton Center provide critical support to keep ticket prices accessible and affordable for all who wish to attend. The continued and enthusiastic support of the Friends enables the Hylton Center to be creative commons for the region.

Member ($100 - $149, fully tax-deductible):
  • Friends Priority Period for Hylton Presents subscriptions
  • Invitation to Hylton Presents Season Announcement
  • Advance notice and pre-sale of Hylton Center EXTRA! performances
  • Recognition in the Hylton Presents performance programs
  • Friends of the Hylton Center lapel pin and membership card
  • Access to the Friends hospitality area during Hylton Presents performances
  • Subscription to the Hylton Performing Arts Center e-newsletter
  • Invitation to private gallery receptions for each exhibition in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
Donor ($150 - $249, fully tax-deductible):
  • Friends Priority Period for Hylton Presents subscriptions
  • Invitation to Hylton Presents Season Announcement
  • Advance notice and pre-sale of Hylton Center EXTRA! performances
  • Recognition in the Hylton Presents performance programs
  • Friends of the Hylton Center lapel pin and membership card
  • Access to the Friends hospitality area during Hylton Presents performances
  • Subscription to the Hylton Performing Arts Center e-newsletter
  • Invitation to private gallery receptions for each exhibition in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
  • Two complimentary beverage coupons for any Hylton Presents or Hylton Family Series performance
Contributor ($250 - $499, fully tax-deductible):
  • Friends Priority Period for Hylton Presents subscriptions
  • Invitation to Hylton Presents Season Announcement
  • Advance notice and pre-sale of Hylton Center EXTRA! performances
  • Recognition within the Hylton Presents performance programs
  • Friends of the Hylton Center lapel pin and membership card
  • Access to the Friends hospitality area during Hylton Presents performances
  • Subscription to the Hylton Performing Arts Center e-newsletter
  • Invitation to private gallery receptions for each exhibition in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
  • Two complimentary beverage coupons for any Hylton Presents or Hylton Family Series performance
  • Your name in lights on the Didlake Grand Foyer marquee listing
  • A backstage tour for six (on request)
  • A special autographed item from a Hylton Center artist (on request)
Patron ($500 - $999, $35 in benefits):
  • Friends Priority Period for Hylton Presents subscriptions
  • Invitation to Hylton Presents Season Announcement
  • Advance notice and pre-sale of Hylton Center EXTRA! performances
  • Recognition within the Hylton Presents performance programs
  • Friends of the Hylton Center lapel pin and membership card
  • Access to the Friends hospitality area during Hylton Presents performances
  • Subscription to the Hylton Performing Arts Center e-newsletter
  • Invitation to private gallery receptions for each exhibition in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
  • Two complimentary beverage coupons for any Hylton Presents or Hylton Family Series performance
  • Your name in lights on the Didlake Grand Foyer marquee listing
  • A backstage tour for six (by request)
  • A special autographed item from a Hylton Center artist (by request)
  • Two additional complimentary beverage coupons
  • Complimentary Hylton Presents series performer CD (by request)

Copper Circle

The Copper Circle of the Friends of the Hylton Center includes individuals and businesses whose generous philanthropic impact has made the Hylton Center the creative commons for the region. Members receive exclusive benefits and opportunities in appreciation of their generous support.

Sponsor ($1,000 - $2,499, $240 in benefits) :
  • Friends Priority Period for Hylton Presents subscriptions
  • Invitation to Hylton Presents Season Announcement
  • Advance notice and pre-sale of Hylton Center EXTRA! performances
  • Recognition within the Hylton Presents performance programs
  • Friends of the Hylton Center lapel pin and membership card
  • Access to the Friends hospitality area during Hylton Presents performances
  • Subscription to the Hylton Performing Arts Center e-newsletter
  • Invitation to private gallery receptions for each exhibition in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
  • Two complimentary beverage coupons for any Hylton Presents or Hylton Family Series performance
  • Your name in lights on the Didlake Grand Foyer marquee listing
  • A backstage tour for six (by request)
  • A special autographed item from a Hylton Center artist (by request)
  • Two additional complimentary beverage coupons
  • Complimentary Hylton Presents series performer CD (by request)
  • Access to the Lovey Hammel Lounge during Hylton Presents performances
  • Concierge ticket and seating assistance
  • Invitation to the Annual Copper Circle Dinner
Benefactor ($2,500 - $4,999, $665 in benefits):
  • Friends Priority Period for Hylton Presents subscriptions
  • Invitation to Hylton Presents Season Announcement
  • Advance notice and pre-sale of Hylton Center EXTRA! performances
  • Recognition within the Hylton Presents performance programs
  • Friends of the Hylton Center lapel pin and membership card
  • Access to the Friends hospitality area during Hylton Presents performances
  • Subscription to the Hylton Performing Arts Center e-newsletter
  • Invitation to private gallery receptions for each exhibition in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
  • Two complimentary beverage coupons for any Hylton Presents or Hylton Family Series performance
  • Your name in lights on the Didlake Grand Foyer marquee listing
  • A backstage tour for six (by request)
  • A special autographed item from a Hylton Center artist (by request)
  • Two additional complimentary beverage coupons
  • Complimentary Hylton Presents series performer CD (by request)
  • Access to the Lovey Hammel Lounge during Hylton Presents performances
  • Concierge ticket and seating assistance
  • Invitation to the Annual Copper Circle Dinner
  • Private use of the Lovey Hammel Lounge (non-performance only)
  • Invitation to special VIP events and receptions
  • Your name on a seat in the orchestra section of Merchant Hall
Sustainer ($5000+, $1,020 in benefits):
  • Friends Priority Period for Hylton Presents subscriptions
  • Invitation to Hylton Presents Season Announcement
  • Advance notice and pre-sale of Hylton Center EXTRA! performances
  • Recognition within the Hylton Presents performance programs
  • Friends of the Hylton Center lapel pin and membership card
  • Access to the Friends hospitality area during Hylton Presents performances
  • Subscription to the Hylton Performing Arts Center e-newsletter
  • Invitation to private gallery receptions for each exhibition in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery
  • Two complimentary beverage coupons for any Hylton Presents or Hylton Family Series performance
  • Your name in lights on the Didlake Grand Foyer marquee listing
  • A backstage tour for six (by request)
  • A special autographed item from a Hylton Center artist (by request)
  • Two additional complimentary beverage coupons
  • Complimentary Hylton Presents series performer CD (by request)
  • Access to the Lovey Hammel Lounge during Hylton Presents performances
  • Concierge ticket and seating assistance
  • Invitation to the Annual Copper Circle Dinner
  • Private use of the Lovey Hammel Lounge (non-performance only)
  • Invitation to special VIP events and receptions
  • Your name on a seat in the orchestra section of Merchant Hall
  • Private concert in your home or office with a George Mason University School of Music student musician
  • Invitation to a Hylton Salon event
  • Gift certificate for one complimentary “Member Level” membership (by request)

Become a Lifetime Member

Simplify your life by becoming a Lifetime Member. You will be enrolled to make automated, monthly payments in an amount that works best for you. Simply choose “recurring” on the online giving form.

For more information about the Friends of the Hylton Center, please contact Jacqueline Connor, Development Coordinator, at 703-993-6150

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