Friends of the Center for the Arts

Ticket Office at the Center of Art


BENEFITS QUESTIONS: Angel Olson, Membership Coordinator 703-993-1702

FINANCE QUESTIONS: Rachel Ingle, Development Assistant: 703-993-3927


Group Sales

Make your contribution monthly, quarterly, or twice a year in an amount most convenient for you. Choose the “payment plan” option on the membership form.

For additional information about membership, please call 703-993-3927 or email Rachel Ingle.

Exclusive Benefits and Uncommon Experiences

The Friends provide financial and volunteer support for all programs and activities at the Center for the Arts.

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The financial and volunteer support of the Friends of the Center for the Arts makes it possible to present first-class performing arts from around the world and around the corner. The continued and enthusiastic support of the Friends enables the Center for the Arts to host Great Performances at Mason, Pre-Performance Discussions, community outreach and education programs, Friends-only Artists in Conversation receptions, and other Friends-exclusive special events. Your gift demonstrates your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and our community.

Upcoming Changes: The Center for the Arts Development Staff is preparing to implement some new changes to the Friends of the Center for the Arts membership program, which will take effect on July 1, 2024. Learn more.

View the Friends Brochure

Membership Levels

Friend ($100 - $149)

  • Access to buy tickets before the public during the exclusive Friends Ticket Presale
  • Acknowledgment in performance programs
  • Special offers and announcements for Great Performances at Mason
  • Access to the Friends-only Hospitality Area at Great Performances at Mason and Family Series events
  • Invitation to pre- and post-performance special events
  • Invitation to the Annual Season Announcement
  • Membership pin

Contributor ($150 - $249)

All Friend Member benefits, plus:

  • Complimentary invitation to the Friends-only Artists in Conversation receptions
  • Discounted garage parking at weekend Great Performances at Mason and Family Series events (purchased through the Ticket Office)

Donor ($250 - $499 ($30 in benefits)

All Contributor Member benefits, plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets to a Mason student performance
  • Complimentary invitation to backstage tour opportunities (subject to availability)

Patron ($500 – $999) ($70 in benefits)

All Donor Member benefits, plus:

  • Five complimentary garage parking passes for weekend Great Performances at Mason and Family Series events
  • Four vouchers for complimentary drinks at the Concert Hall lobby bars

Grand Tier Society

Increase your access to the Center for the Arts 

The Grand Tier Society represents the highest levels of giving for the Friends of the Center for the Arts. Members of the Grand Tier Society play a visionary and leadership role in ensuring that all live performances remain vibrant and affordable for all audiences. In grateful acknowledgment for their leadership support, Grand Tier Society members receive exclusive benefits to further enrich their participation in the life of the Center for the Arts.

Sponsor ($1,000 – $2,499) ($85 in benefits)

All Patron Member benefits, plus:

  • Grand Tier Society acknowledgement in performance programs and on a special recognition wall located in the Concert Hall lobby
  • Invitation to two Grand Tier Society receptions each season hosted with special guest speaker or artist
  • Grand Tier Society pin

Advocate ($2,500 – $4,999) ($85 in benefits)

All Sponsor Member benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to meet a Great Performances at Mason or Family Series artist backstage (subject to availability)

Benefactor ($5,000+) ($235 in benefits)

All Advocate Member benefits, plus:

  • Private pre-performance cocktail reception for 10 guests

Become a Lifetime Member

Simplify your life by becoming a Lifetime Member. You will be enrolled to make automated monthly payments in an amount that works best for you. Simply choose “recurring” on the online giving form.

For more information about the Friends of the Center for the Arts, please contact Angel Olson, Membership Coordinator, at 703-993-1702 or

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

The George Mason University Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 54-1603842.

Gift Memberships

Looking for a meaningful gift idea? Give the joy of live performances, special event invitations, and exclusive and uncommon experiences by gifting a Friends of the Center for the Arts membership! For gift memberships, contact Rachel Ingle at

Center for the Arts Building Renovation Campaign

For more information about gift and naming opportunities for the Center for the Arts Building Renovation Campaign, please email Susan Graziano.

Mason Now Campaign

For more information about the Mason Now Campaign, please visit the Mason Now website and/or email Susan Graziano.

Interested in beginning your Planned Giving Journey?

Take a look at George Mason’s Planned Giving site here and/or email Angel Olson.

Contact Us

Friends of the Center for the Arts:

Email for general questions:

Questions about benefits: Angel Olson, Membership Coordinator: 703-993-1702,

Questions about finance: Rachel Ingle, Development Assistant: 703-993-3927,