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Individual Giving

“We believe the cultural center will help in bringing out the true individual.”

When Herman and Ellnora Krannert decided to establish Krannert Center, they believed that not enough importance was being given to artistic pursuits. Their vision of integrating the arts into the fabric of everyone’s life endures through the expansive range of experiences here: formative moments for tomorrow’s global leaders, performances that comfort and transform, opportunities to create and enjoy groundbreaking work, engagement activities that offer self-discovery and hope, architectural treasures to delight the senses, and remarkable moments to foster life-long memories.

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Unite with your passion for the arts. Select an event or initiative that connects profoundly with you. Target a specific audience. Specify a series. Offer sustained support for a full season. The choice is yours.

Become a patron sponsor

$1,250 OR MORE

More than 450 members of the Marquee Circle show their commitment to dynamic cultural programming, research in the arts, and experiences that inspire. We thank these benevolent champions of the arts for their critical support and invite you to join them.

Become a Marquee Circle member

$100-$1,249 ($25 FOR STUDENTS)

For a small gift each year, you can help create future leaders, innovative new work, and shared moments of joy. The Loop offers generous benefits, including early ticket-ordering privileges, invitations to exclusive events, and discounts at Intermezzo. We are grateful to the hundreds of people enrolled in this group who consistently champion the arts.

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Other Ways to Advocate

Ensure that your gift works for you. Meet with our Advancement Team to select the program, initiative, activity, or event that best suits your vision for promoting the arts. Invest in the Krannert Center Youth Seriesfree stuff, engagement activities, and so much more. Browse through some additional choices and keep in mind that we can also help you set up multiyear pledges, planned and major gifts, trusts, and targeted funding for equipment underwriting.

For more information about giving, please contact:
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Phone: 217.333.6700
Email: advancement [at] (subject: Individual%20Giving)
500 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801-3788