Friends of GPAC

Since 1975, the Givens Performing Arts Center has committed to bringing the best of the performing arts to the southeast region. Making your performing arts center work requires the work, energy and talents of many, including a special group - The Friends of GPAC. You can join this elite group and help to ensure the arts continue. As a Friend, you will be entitled to special benefits, as listed below. Please help us to continue to grow by giving!

You can join the Friends of GPAC online today! Go to and find the drop down menu for Givens Performing Arts Center or call the GPAC team at 910.521.6361 for donation assistance.

Friends of GPAC Levels

 PATRON: Minimum $50 donation

  • Listing on GPAC website and in all season show bills
  • Advance notice of special events
  • Access to member-only presale tickets before the general public

DIRECTOR: ($100-$249)

  • Benefits listed above PLUS
  • Four (4) coupons for show concession items

 PRODUCER: ($250-$499)

  • Benefits listed above PLUS
  • Special invitation to receptions to be held this season
  • 10% discount on single tickets to Professional Artist Series performances of your choice (based on availability – call the box office to reserve seats)

 CONDUCTOR: ($500-$749)

  • Benefits listed above PLUS
  • Two (2) concession coupons for each Performing Artist Series performance
  • 15% discount on single tickets to Professional Artist Series performances of your choice (based on availability – please call the box office)

 SHOWSTOPPER: ($750-$999)

  • Benefits listed above PLUS
  • One (1) Season Subscription
  • Name listed on lobby video monitors (subject to availability)

 SUPERSTAR: ($1,000 and above)

  • Benefits listed about PLUS
  • Name listed on lobby banner
  • Private tour of GPAC on mutually agreeable date


2023-24 Friends of GPAC


Maxine Amos

Mary Bare

Gerald & Alicia Berry

Robert Caton

Karen Jenkins

Sylvia G. & Kemp Stewart

Adolphus Lee Turner, Jr



Brad & Twilla Allen

Floyd Locklear & Mike Brown 

Jack & Kelly Ficklin



Reverend Gary W. Deese 

Dr. Katie Lowry & Mark Peterson

Dr. Tommy & Marion Thompson

WebElated, LLC



Dr. James & Paula Bass

Dr. Cherry M. Beasley

Mary Lou Herring

Robert Ivey

Ila Killian

Dr. Sara & Mr. Mitch Simmons

Chris & Emily Summers



Dorothy Blue

Terry & Janet Chavis

Larry & Lisa Gales (In memory of Jamie Lynn Gales)

Gray & Brenda Gilbert

Gregg Givens

Stann Givens

Paul & Caroline Jolicoeur

James Kirkland

Natalie Lewis 

Doris Little John

Dr. Cheryl Locklear

Dr. Mary Ann & John D. Masters

Katherine Nobles

Dr. & Mrs. Merle Summers

Shelia Swift

Debrorah Tyler

The Mystical Order of Eta Teta Pie



Jennifer Austin

Richard Bryant

Bonnie Canady

Hartley Fitts

James Heiman

James E. Lockemy

Bill & Betty Smith

Lester Southern

Lenore Taylor

Alex & Dawn Whitley

Paul & Karen Van Zandt