A LIST… Built in 1883, the Grand Opera House is the oldest operating live performance theater in Wisconsin, an important part of Oshkosh history, and a favorite destination of children throughout our community. One of the main missions of The Grand is to introduce the children of our community to the performing arts. Regardless of circumstances, every child deserves the opportunity to see a live performance and to feel the impact of the arts in their lives. Through the Student Discovery Series we have made this dream a reality for 150,000 students - and counting! You can help! While making your list for giving this year, will you please consider a donation to The Grand to help ensure that Every child. Every grade. Every year.™ – has an opportunity to visit this community treasure?
The mission of the Oshkosh Opera House Foundation is to preserve and expand the significance of the historic Grand Opera House by maintaining a financially secure organization that serves the community by promoting and enhancing the performing arts, social and related educational opportunities.
Your generosity helps ensure that our community thrives and the next generation benefits from our important work.
FOR YOU… FOR ALL. National Touring Artists Arts Partner Performances Educational Performances Student-Produced Performances
Box Office: (866) 96GRAND • (920) 424-2350 Administrative Office: (920) 424-2355
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100 High Avenue Downtown Oshkosh
The Grand Opera House is owned by and receives financial support from the City of Oshkosh.
Grand Lounge Performances Arts in the Community Free Community Performances
Community support of The Grand is vital to maintain our beautiful theater. Tax-deductible donations help us continue as champion of the arts in downtown Oshkosh!
Albert Eisenach level | $50 - $99 Albert Eisenach was the original supplier of the 70,000 bricks used to build The Grand. • Benefits at this level include: “Donor Courtesy Days” to purchase tickets in advance of the general public.
Battis Brothers level | $100 - $249 Battis Brothers owned the property adjacent to the Opera House, now the lobby, restrooms and Grand Lounge. • Benefits at this level include all Eisenach level benefits, plus: Listing on the Donor Board to be installed in the Grand Lobby.
“Honest” John Williams level | $250 - $499 “Honest” John was a respected owner and manager of The Grand, known for his straightforward approach and ability to book excellent shows. • Benefits at this level include all Battis Brothers level benefits, plus: Ticket Concierge Service to reserve season tickets and exchange or add tickets to individual performances.
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today that will help us continue to provide a bright future for the arts in Oshkosh.
DONOR LEVELS $500 AND HIGHER
Louis Kindt Level | $500 - $999 Louis Kindt was the original painter of the stage (fire) curtain. • Benefits at this level include all “Honest” John level benefits, plus: Complimentary invitations for two to our exclusive Producers Circle events.
J. Frank Waldo Level | $1,000 - $2,499 J. Frank Waldo painted the original nature-themed ceiling, the Shakespeare portrait and opera house logo above the stage, restored in 2010. • Benefits at this level include all Kindt level benefits, plus: Eight guests passes to bring your friends to our exclusive Producers Circle events.
William Waters Level | $2,500 - $4,999 Built in 1883, The Grand was designed by Oshkosh architect William Waters. • Benefits at this level include all Waldo level benefits, plus: Unlimited invitations for you and your guests to attend Producers Circle events.
Spirit of the Grand Level | $5,000+ The highest level of individual support for the historic Grand Opera House. • Benefits at this level include all Waters level benefits, plus: One free use of the Grand Lounge for a private event (subject to availability, additional charges may apply for catering, beverage services, and staffing). Producers Circle members gain access to exclusive events at The Grand that are not available to the general public. Producers Circle members get up-close-and-personal meetings with the artists of The Grand, while supporting the Foundation’s mission in a significant way. DECEMBER 1: Producers Circle Holiday Party with award-winning NYC cabaret artists, Marissa Mulder and Bill Zeffiro. FEBRUARY 23: Meet Franc D’Ambrosio prior to his February 24 performance.
Performance Partner | $5000
THE BACKERS CIRCLE
• Performance Partner for a specific show • Full-page ad in Fall or Spring Playbill • Logo recognition in all promo associated with the show • Logo recognition In addition to the traditional on the Backers Page in the show sponsorship there centerpiece of the Playbill are now opportunities •Recognition on the Donor for businesses at more Board to be installed in the levels. The funds donated by businesses will go into a Grand Lobby • Invitations for Performance Sponsor Fund four to all Producers Circle and be used to support all events • 10 premium ticket programming. All business vouchers to be used for any donors are a part of the Grand-presented show* Backers Circle. • 20 balcony tickets to the sponsored show
Benefactor | $2500 • Half-page ad in Fall or Spring Playbill (Donor’s choice) • Logo recognition on the Backers Page in the centerpiece of the Playbill • Recognition on the Donor Board to be installed in the Grand Lobby • Invitations for two to all Producers Circle events • 4 premium ticket vouchers, 4 circle ticket vouchers to be used for any Grand-presented show *
Supporter | $1000 • Logo recognition on the Backers Page in the centerpiece of the Playbill • Recognition on the Donor Board to be installed in the Grand Lobby • Invitations for two to all Producers Circle events • 2 premium ticket vouchers, 4 circle ticket vouchers to be used for any Grand-presented show*
Contributor | $500 • Text recognition on the Backers Page in the centerpiece of the Playbill • Recognition on the Donor Board to be installed in the Grand Lobby • Invitations for two to all Producers Circle events • 6 circle ticket vouchers to be used for any Grand-presented show* * Vouchers must be redeemed for actual tickets. Subject to availability of tickets at time of redemption.
CALL TODAY!! To make a donation or for more information please call Michelle Gress at (920) 424-2355 or visit our website at www.grandoperahouse.org.