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Ways to Give

Breaking ground for the new wing at the Hylton Center

Breaking ground for the new Education and Rehearsal wing at the Hylton Center.

There are many ways to support the Hylton Center – from an annual membership with our Friends of the Hylton Center to considering naming the Hylton Center in your estate plans. Choose the methods that best suit your circumstances – our staff is available to help you sort out the many options and discover the gift plan that works for you:

Friends of 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 around the world and around the corner. Memberships begin at just $100 per year and include a full calendar year of benefits for you and your guests to enjoy. Join now.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate, Foundation, and Governmental partners support the Hylton Center’s performances and programs year-round, through our many performance series, community events, the Anniversary Gala, Veterans and the Arts Initiative, and more. Sponsorship affords your company many benefits, such as enhanced visibility, space rentals for events, and tickets to performances.

Education Initiatives

The Hylton Center offers year-round arts education programs for students of all ages, from daytime school field trip performances to a summer technical theatre boot camp. These programs are supported 100% by philanthropy and need your help to continue and grow.

Naming Opportunities

For as little as $500 a year (over 5 years), you can make your permanent mark at the Hylton Center.  Naming opportunities start with ‘Taking a Seat’ in Merchant Hall or 'Taking a Giant Step' in the new Education and Rehearsal Wing, to recognizing a person or organization by naming a room, space or equipment

Capital and Endowment Campaign

Support the future of the Hylton Center by making a gift to the Capital and Endowment Campaign. Your gift will support the completion of the new Education and Rehearsal Wing, which will allow the artists and arts educators of our community to fully facilitate the entire life-cycle of artistic creation. You could also choose to support our Endowment, which will ensure artistic excellence in the performances and programs we offer for years to come.

Planned Giving

There are many ways to include philanthropic support of the Hylton Center in your estate plans through a planned gift – some which could even benefit you and/or the Hylton Center during your lifetime. Bequests are just the tip of the iceberg. The Hylton Center’s staff works closely with Mason's professional planned giving staff, as well as your own financial team, to determine which channel of planned giving is right for you.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees, making the most of your support for the Hylton center. Find out if your company has a matching gift policy. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to the Hylton center may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

To learn more about giving to the Hylton Center, and to build a plan that is right for you please contact: Eileen Kennedy, Director of Development at 703-993-6092.

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