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Recognizing and Honoring
Your Lifetime Giving

The Founders Circle and Benefactors Circle pay tribute to a donor’s giving to the McCallum Theatre over their entire lifetime.  Founded in 1988 by a group of philanthropic and business leaders who were committed to the creation of a new performing arts center, the McCallum Theatre treasures those early investors and visionaries as well as those generous philanthropists supporting it today, thus safeguarding the theatre for future generations.   

We invite you to join over 500 donors who are part of the McCallum Theatre family as part of our Founders & Benefactors Circle. When lifetime gifts and/or pledges reach $50,000, donors are inaugurated into the prestigious Founders Circle

Special Founders Circle lifetime perks are designed to enhance your overall theatre-going experience and include:

  • Priority ticketing with access to a personal Ticket Concierge and the best seats
  • Exclusive access to the Gerald R. Ford Founders Room pre-performance and during intermission
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Invitation to the Fall Welcome Back Reception exclusively for Founders and Benefactors
  • Invitation to the Spring Season Preview Reception exclusively for Founders and Benefactors
  • Recognition on the Circle of Friends wall in the theatre lobby
  • Lifetime benefit (not transferable)
  • When lifetime gifts and/or pledges reach $100,000, donors become part of the Distinguished Founders Circle and may choose to be recognized with a star on the Theatre’s Avenue of Stars, accompanied by a private champagne reception and unveiling with family and friends. 

All Founders Circle and Benefactors Circle Members are the first to learn about the forthcoming season and have access to the best seats in the house.  A special, premier section is reserved just for them.  Tickets are secured through a personal Ticket Concierge, who also arranges any exchanges or additional seat purchases throughout the season.  Seating priority is based upon a donor’s lifetime cash giving; therefore, donors whose cumulative giving is the highest receive first choice on seat selection.

Founders Circle and Benefactors Circle

Levels of Giving:

Founders Circle
$10,000/year over five years
Distinguished Founders Circle
$20,000/year over five years
Gold Founders Circle
Benefactors Circle
Distinguished Benefactors Circle
Gold Benefactors Circle
Platinum Benefactors Circle

If you would like to make a pledge payment please contact Ratna Williams at (760) 776-6174 or

McCallum Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.

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