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Corporate Support: The Benefits of Contributing to the Corporate Fund

Corporate Golden Circle
Minimum annual contribution of $5,000

  • Text recognition In PLAYBILL, the program guide for each Kennedy Center performance, distributed to nearly two million patrons annually
  • Text recognition on the Corporate Contributors page of the Kennedy Center webpage, visited by more than 14 thousand people daily
  • Text recognition in the annual Corporate Fund Brochure, distributed to current and prospective corporate donors
  • Invitation to attend four complimentary cast parties with prominent guest artists*
  • Admission for the card holder and three guests to the Circles Lounges, which feature full bar services and snacks*. Circles Lounges include the Golden Circle Lounge (Opera House), Israeli Lounge (Concert Hall), and Chinese Lounge (Eisenhower Theater).
    • Lounges are open evenings prior to Kennedy Center performances and during intermission. Circles Membership Card is required for admission, and drinks can be charged to a credit card on file.
  • Access to reservations and priority seating at the Kennedy Center's Roof Terrace Restaurant by calling the Circles Reservation Line at (202) 416-8068
  • 10% discount on all purchases in the Kennedy Center gift shops and online

Corporate Producers' Circle
Minimum annual contribution of $10,000

All of the previous benefits, plus:
  • An invitation to purchase tickets to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala in December
  • Admission to two complimentary Insider Events*
  • Opportunity to purchase prime orchestra section seating unavailable to the general public for all Kennedy Center performances*. Call the Corporate Fund office at (202) 416-8326 to place an order.
  • Access to reserved parking spaces in the Kennedy Center garage for all regular evening performances*. Parking reservations may be made by calling (202) 416-8326. Parking charges still apply.
  • Assistance of the Center's special event planners for other corporate events you choose to host at the Center.

Corporate Chairman's Circle
Minimum annual contribution of $25,000

All of the previous benefits, plus:
  • Corporate listing in the Kennedy Center Honors commemorative program guide
  • An advance invitation to purchase tickets to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala in December
      A complimentary invitation for the host couple to attend the Chairman's Honorees Luncheon during Honors weekend
  • Assistance of the Center's special event planners for other corporate events you choose to host at the Center. Room rental fees for most spaces will be discounted by 50%
  • 20% discount on tickets for select Kennedy Center performances for your corporation's employees. Each month, your designated representative will receive ticket discount offers to be distributed to all company employees through an exclusive Corporate Fund website.

Corporate 100 Club
Minimum contribution of $100,000 paid over two or three years.

All of the previous benefits, plus:
  • Text recognition and a hyperlink to your corporate website on the Corporate Contributors page of the Kennedy Center webpage, visited by more than 14 thousand people daily
  • A priority advance invitation to purchase tickets to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala in December
    • A complimentary invitation for the host couple to attend the Chairman's Honorees Luncheon during Honors weekend
  • Assistance of the Center's special event planners for other corporate events you choose to host at the Center. The room rental fees will be waived for most spaces.
  • An opportunity to host twelve guests for a complimentary dinner and a performance. This complimentary event includes a backstage tour (as available), cocktail reception, seated dinner in one of the Center's elegant lounges or dining rooms, prime performance seats, and special recognition in PLAYBILL that evening.

Corporate Leadership Circle
Minimum annual contribution of $100,000.

All of the previous benefits, plus:

  • Logo recognition and a hyperlink to your corporate website on the Corporate Contributors page of the Kennedy Center webpage, visited by more than 14 thousand people daily
  • Corporate recognition on the marble donor walls in the lobbies of the Eisenhower Theater, Opera House, and Concert Hall
  • An opportunity to host twelve guests for a complimentary dinner and a performance. This complimentary event includes a backstage tour (as available), cocktail reception, seated dinner in one of the Center's elegant lounges or dining rooms, prime performance seats, special recognition in PLAYBILL that evening, and reserved parking in the Kennedy Center garage.
  • Complimentary parking in the Kennedy Center garage for all regular evening performances*. Parking reservations may be made by calling (202) 416-8326.

*Benefit for Circles Membership card holders (three designated recipients or a general corporate card)

Tax Deductibility of Contributions

According to the IRS, a charity must determine the market value of benefits and list the deductible and non-deductible amounts for contributions. The Kennedy Center provides these estimates of the value of benefits for one year at the following contribution levels. The tax-deductible portion of your annual contribution is the amount of your gift less the fair market value of benefits.

Corporate Leadership Circle
$3,220 per year
Corporate 100 Club (2-year)
$2,062 per year
Corporate 100 Club (3-year)
$1,740 per year
Corporate Chairman's Circle
$1,096 per year
Corporate Producers' Circle
$930 per year
Corporate Golden Circle
$504 per year

Federal Tax ID# 53-0245017

For additional information, please contact the Corporate Fund Office at (202) 416-8060.