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


Friends of GPAC 2021-2022

SUPERSTAR: ($1,000 and above)

Brad & Twilla Allen
Dr. Robin & Mrs. Rebecca Cummings
Adolphus Lee Turner      

CONDUCTOR: ($500 or more)

Maxine Amos
Floyd Locklear & Mike E. Brown
Jodi W. Phelps
Jerry & Djuana Register

PRODUCER: ($250-$499)

Dr. James & Mrs. Paula Bass       
Ila Killian             
Dr. Sara & Mr. Mitch Simmons   
Lucy B Simmons               
Chris & Emily Summers

DIRECTOR: ($100-$249)

Maxine Amos
Dr. Cherry Beasley
Dorothy L. Blue
Robert & Faye Caton
James Kirkland
Charles & Wanda Leffler
Magnolia Lowry
Mr. & Mrs. Merle Summers
Joe & Beth Terranova
Ruth Tremblay
Paul & Karen van Zandt

PATRON: ($50-$99)

Isaac Timothy Brayboy
Dr. Sarah Burns
Myrta Cox
Marion & Trice Craddock
George & Geri Fisk
Kaye Farley
Leon McLean
Dr. Cynthia Miecznikowski
Sarah Oswald
William Pecic
Fred & Caroll Raedels
Lester Southern
Dick & Lenore Taylor
Thomas H. Wynn