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Krannert Center 1969

“In a single giant step the Krannerts have established the arts where they should be—at the heart of American life.”

These words spoken in 1969 by President David D. Henry at the University of Illinois honor the foresight of our founders. Join them in ensuring a vibrant future for the arts in this community.

Please indicate the amount of your contribution next to one or more of our major funding areas (do not use commas in dollar amounts).


Invest in Krannert Center
These gifts support Krannert Center’s diverse season of events, the Krannert Center Youth Series for schoolchildren, free activities, educational outreach, upkeep on our architectural treasure, and once-in-a-lifetime moments. In the box below, you may designate a specific area of interest that you would like to target for your donation. Gifts from $100 to $1,249 make you eligible for Loop membership ($25 and up for students). Donations of $1,250 and above quality you for Marquee Circle membership. Contact our director of development (217/333-1629) for assistance on how to match your generosity with the right Krannert Center experience.

As of June 1, 2015, the Marquee Circle level increased to $1250 and the giving level to receive early ordering benefits increased to $250. Current donors received personalized information regarding their renewal. If you have questions, please contact the development office at 217/333.1629.


The Producers Fund
These gifts benefit the resident productions of Dance at Illinois, Illinois Theatre, and Lyric Theatre @ Illinois that you see on Krannert Center’s stages. For more information on how you can impact the arts leaders of the future, contact the Office of Advancement for the College of Fine and Applied Arts (217/333-1661).


Sinfonia da Camera
These gifts provide assistance to this world-class ensemble affiliated with Krannert Center. Contact Sinfonia da Camera (217/244-4350) for details on how you can fortify this professional ensemble.



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