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The Kennedy Center

Corporate Support
Benefits of Contributing to the Corporate Fund


Executive Benefactor
Minimum annual contribution of $200,000

  • A priority advance invitation to purchase up to 12 tickets to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala in December.
    • A complimentary invitation for the host couple to attend the President’s Brunch the morning of the Gala.
  • A bank of 10 additional complimentary tickets (20 total) for the company’s use throughout the year to attend Kennedy Center performances (excludes rental events and special events).
  • All benefits available at the Corporate Leadership Circle.

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

  • Logo recognition and a hyperlink to your corporate website on the Corporate Contributors page of the Kennedy Center website, visited by more than 14,000 people daily.
  • Corporate recognition on the donor walls in the lobbies of the Eisenhower Theater, Opera House, and Concert Hall.
  • A priority advance invitation to purchase up to 8 tickets to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala in December.
    • A complimentary invitation for the host couple to attend an exclusive off-site reception preceding the Gala.
  • A bank of 10 complimentary tickets for the company's use throughout the year to attend Kennedy Center performances (excludes rental events and special events).
  • Complimentary parking in the Kennedy Center garage for all regular evening performances. Parking reservations may be made by calling (202) 416-8068.
  • All benefits available at the Corporate 100 Club.

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

  • Listing as a Vice Chair on the Corporate Fund board.
  • Invitation to attend the annual Executive Leadership Reception hosted by the Chair of the Corporate Fund Board.
  • Invitation to attend the annual family-friendly Corporate Appreciation Day.
  • Text recognition and a hyperlink to your corporate website on the Corporate Contributors page of the Kennedy Center website, visited by more than 14,000 people daily.
  • The room rental fees will be waived for most spaces, should you choose to access the assistance of the Center’s special event planners available to you for other corporate events you can host at the Center.
  • An opportunity to host twelve guests for a complimentary dinner and performance each year. This complimentary evening 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.
  • All benefits available at the Corporate Chairman Circle.

Corporate Chairman Circle
Minimum annual contribution of $25,000

  • Corporate listing in the Kennedy Center Honors commemorative program guide.
  • An advance invitation to purchase up to 4 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 all of 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.
  • All benefits available at the Corporate Producer Circle.

Corporate Producer Circle
Minimum annual contribution of $10,000

  • A priority advance invitation to purchase up to 2 tickets to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala in December.
  • Opportunity to purchase prime orchestra section seating unavailable to the general public for all Kennedy Center performances. Call the Corporate Fund office at (202) 416-8311 to place an order.
  • 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 website, visited by more than 14,000 people daily.
  • Text recognition in the annual Corporate Fund Brochure, distributed to current and prospective corporate donors.
  • Circles Membership Benefits for 3 cardholders (one designated and two general corporate cards).
    • Admission for the Circles Membership card holder and three guests to the Circles Lounges, which feature full bar service and snacks. Circles Lounges include the Russian Lounge (Opera House), Israeli Lounge (Concert Hall), and Chinese Lounge (Eisenhower Theater). The 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.
    • Invitation to attend four complimentary cast parties with prominent guest artists.
    • Admission to two complimentary Insider Events.
    • 10% discount on all purchases in the Kennedy Center gift shops and online.
  • Access to reservations and priority seating at the Kennedy Center’s Roof Terrace Restaurant by calling the Circles Reservation Line at (202) 416-8068.
  • Access to reserved parking spaces in the Kennedy Center garage for all regular evening performances. Parking reservations may be made by calling (202) 416-8068. Parking charges still apply.
  • Assistance of the Center’s special event planners for other corporate events you choose to host at the Center.

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.

Executive Benefactor
$5,710 per year
Corporate Leadership Circle
$4,910 per year
Corporate 100 Club (2-year)
$3,918 per year
Corporate Chairman Circle
$936 per year
Corporate Producer Circle
$936 per year

Federal Tax ID# 53-0245017

For additional information, please contact the Corporate Fund Office at (202) 416-8426.