The Weinberg Center is an institution of value to Frederick. It is a vital part of the economic life of Downtown Frederick, attracting more than 65,000 patrons annually who visit shops, restaurants, and local stores. Furthermore, the Weinberg provides educational programs to 11,000 Frederick county school children each year. And the Weinberg continues to bring world-class performing artists to the heart of downtown Frederick for our community to enjoy. We are committed to keeping ticket prices affordable for our community. So to cover the costs of the arts we present, the Weinberg – like theaters nationally – must find other sources of support. Please consider making a contribution to this historic theater.
How Can You Help?
Would you like to join hundreds of passionate arts advocates in supporting a beautiful Frederick institution; helping provide over 15,000 local schoolchildren with quality arts experiences; and making Frederick a more vibrant and dynamic place… all while getting early access to great performances and other benefits? If your answer is “yes,” then you should become a member of the Weinberg Center for the Arts today! As a not-for-profit, the Weinberg relies on generous donations from individuals and sponsors to help keep the arts in Frederick accessible and affordable to the broadest audience possible. Our members play a huge role in our work. Will you join us?
The Weinberg Center for the Arts, Inc. gladly accepts donations that help present quality programming throughout the year. Please note that these donations do not result in the donor receiving membership benefits (see above). If you would like to make a standard donation rather than purchase a membership, please contact Rebecca O’Leary, Manager of Development, at rolear[email protected] or 301.600.2870.
Your employer may match your gift!
Did you know? Many employers will match your gift to the Weinberg Center. It’s an easy way to double your impact! Check out our list of some local companies who will match your donation, or contact your employer to learn more.
You may be eligible to receive special tax credits from the State of Maryland!
The Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC) is a state program that provides tax credits to any eligible business or individual who contributes money, goods, or real property worth $500 or more to the Weinberg Center for the Arts in the 2017 calendar year. See if you qualify.
To learn more about membership and your exclusive benefits, please contact Rebecca O’Leary, Manager of Development, at [email protected] or 301.600.2870.
The Tivoli Society supports the mission of the Weinberg Center and works to develop and administer specific programs that emphasize education and heightened community awareness. Tivoli Society members, who pledge $1,000 per year for ten years, enjoy additional benefits and privileges, including:
- A special seating section — the best seats in the house!
- Invitations to private Tivoli Society Pre-Show Receptions
- Two season passes to the entire Movie series
- Complimentary tickets to one Live! Series presentation
- Your name listed in the Weinberg season playbill
- Your name listed in the Weinberg lobby
Tivoli Society membership helps make the Weinberg a regional leader in the performing arts and allows us to continue enriching lives and creating community by:
- Presenting artistic programming of the highest quality that serves diverse audiences and brings world-renowned artists to our stage;
- Offering access to the arts through arts education and community programming;
- Strengthening the arts community in central Maryland by exposing a broad range of talent and regional performance groups to our community;
We invite you to join us. With your commitment, the Weinberg Center will continue to strengthen the mid-Maryland region by bringing the arts to Frederick. Please contact Rebecca O’Leary at [email protected] or click here to make your gift.
See our Tivoli Society here
Give your clients and employees free tickets to the Weinberg all season long…
The Corporate Leadership Club is a group of local leaders who support the arts through a unique partnership with the Weinberg Center. Through their annual membership support, each company helps ensure that the arts will continue to reach over 70,000 area residents, and 15,000 Frederick school students each year. In return for their generosity, companies receive special theater privileges and year-round discounts for their employees.
For a membership contribution of $1500, your company can enjoy these special privileges throughout the year:
A $500 box office drawdown account for your company to use or give away tickets all year
Invitations for two company executives to exclusive Tivoli Society pre-show receptions
Advance ticket purchase privilege for all Weinberg shows before public sale
Acknowledgement for your company in the Weinberg lobby
Acknowledgement for your company in the Weinberg program
A special 20% discount code for your employees to use when they buy tickets!
The Weinberg Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organziation, and your membership fee is a tax-deductible contribution minus the value of goods and services provided (see your membership receipt for details).
You can feel good knowing that your company’s giving supports Frederick and the arts in so many ways:
Your support helps us bring educational programs to over 15,000 children a year.
Your support helps us bring over 70,000 people into the downtown area for shows each year—that’s over 7 million dollars in estimated business for local restaurants, shops, and stores.
Your support helps us inspire people to dream, to think, and to grow through world-class, affordable arts programming in our local area.
Join local leaders such as: Frederick County Bank, Damascus Community Bank, EuroMotorcars Germantown, and Potomac Edison in supporting the arts through the Corporate Leadership Club!
“Frederick County Bank has enjoyed supporting the Weinberg for years. By attending the Weinberg’s Tivoli receptions, I get the opportunity to interact with city, state, and county officials as well as other business leaders from the area. It’s a great organization to be a part of.” –Martin S. Lapera, President and CEO, Frederick County Bancorp
Download the Membership Form here or contact us for more information at 301-600-2870.
The support of underwriting partners is vital to the success of the Weinberg Center for the Arts. With ongoing commitment and generosity from the community, the Weinberg can continue to fulfill its mission. And by contributing to the Weinberg, your company can associate its corporate identity with one of Maryland’s premiere cultural institutions.
Consider the value of becoming a Weinberg sponsor:
- Exclusive hospitality events;
- Targeted promotional focus;
- Unmatched branding opportunities;
- Unique employee and customer-appreciation events.
There are lots of terrific ways businesses can partner with the Weinberg Center:
Season Presenter or Major Series Sponsor
With sponsorship levels ranging from $5000 to $25,000; each package includes great ways to reach new customers or existing clients, create arts-related events for employees, and at the same time let the community know that you care about the arts. Depending on the level you choose, being a season or series sponsor includes:
- Prominent exposure in season brochures, playbills, website and email newsletters;
- Company name on illuminated outside marquee and in the lobby;
- Multiple mentions in radio and print ads;
- Comp tickets to all major events;
- Pre-show private receptions;
- Exclusive “meet the artist” opportunities, and;
- Tickets to a movie events
- Guided Tours for you and your guests.
For more information about season or series sponsorships, contact us at 301-600-2870.
Sponsor an Individual Event
Sponsoring a particular performance is a fantastic and affordable way to touch base with clients, customers and prospects while supporting the arts in Frederick. Event sponsors can turn a Weinberg show into a special occasion focusing on a marketing campaign, a new corporate initiative or to thank customers and employees.
Event sponsorship can be accompanied by any of a variety of companion programs or activities from a pre-show reception and private Weinberg tour, to tickets, listings on our sponsorship board or acknolwedgment in the Weinberg Center newsletter.
For more information about corporate sponsorship, contact us at 301-600-2870.
We encourage businesses to help us with in-kind support. If you provide services that could help maintain our programs, like printing, catering, production services or facility maintenance, we’d love to hear from you. Call the Development Office at 301-600-2870.
Opened in 1926, the theater is in continuous need of tender love and care to maintain its currently restored elegance.
Your contribution will be acknowledged on a handsomely fabricated brick, engraged with your name in capital letters and installed on the Weinberg Center Walk of Fame – $500. Order By Mail Download order form (PDF) or click here for online purchase. *Note: If ordering online, after we receive payment confirmation, we will contact you regarding your engraving.
Name a Star
You can engrave a star with a personal message. Each star level includes naming rights to star prominently displayed at the theatre, plus other naming opportunities. The following levels are available:
- Name Engraved on a 15-Inch Star
- Naming Rights to a Chair in the Front Orchestra
- 6 Free Tickets to Any LIVE! Performance
- Name Engraved on a 12-Inch Star
- Naming Rights to a Chair in the Mezzanine
- 4 Free Tickets to Any LIVE! Performance
- Name Engraved on a 9-Inch Level Star
- Naming Rights to a Chair in the Balcony
- 2 Free Tickets to Any LIVE! Performance
Name a Chair
You can dedicate one of the new elegant chairs by engraving a plaque on a chair. The plaques can be used to honor a loved one, to celebrate a fond memory, or even recognize an important milestone. The possibilities are endless! The following levels are available:
Buy a whole row! Opportunities ranging from $15,000 – $20,000
Your gift is your legacy to the cultural home of your community. Your star will continue to shine as a tribute for future generations of theater-goers to admire. Only a limited number of stars are available for naming.
The Weinberg Center is proud to be a recognized charity by the Chesapeake Bay Area Combined Federal Campaign.
What is the Combined Federal Campaign?
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the world. During more than fifty years of operation, the CFC has raised $7 billion to help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world. CFC is the only authorized solicitation of Federal employees in their workplace on behalf of approved charities.
Who can participate in the Combined Federal Campaign?
The CFC is open to Federal employees.
How can I support the Weinberg Center through the Combined Federal Campaign?
One-time pledges can be made here, or you can make a payroll deduction gift. Be sure to use the Weinberg Center’s 5-digit organization code: 78651.
Please contact Rebecca O’Leary, Manager of Development, with questions: [email protected] or 301.600.2870.