Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center - Levels of Support

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Patrons Program

Become a Charter Patron of the Arts

Color your world with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be recognized as a Torggler Charter Patron.

When you join this visionary group through the spring of 2022, you will receive exclusive benefits at the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center, including:

Levels of Support

We encourage all members of our community to find the Patron level of participation that works best for your family, business and life.

  • Advance notice for and invitations to special previews, tours and events
  • Early registrations and 10% discounts on summer camps, classes, programs and events
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Free unlimited access to the interactive children’s Art Explorers Gallery
  • Patron rate for ticketed special events
  • Invitation to annual Patrons Program special event

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Free admission to over 800 reciprocal museums across the country through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association
  • Early registration and 15% discount on summer camps, classes, programs and events
  • Two complimentary snack or beverage vouchers for the center cafe

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Early registration and 20% discount on summer camps, classes, programs and events
  • Virtual conversations offering an engaging opportunity to discuss and explore topics related to the visual arts with center staff and Christopher Newport faculty
  • Four complimentary snack or beverage vouchers for the center cafe

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Membership in the Christopher Newport University President’s Circle donor society, affording special access opportunities and invitations to university events throughout the year, as well as an all-access parking across campus
  • One complimentary voucher for one-day educational workshop for two family members
  • 15% discount on two tickets to the Ferguson Center performance of your choice

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Two complimentary vouchers for one-day educational workshop for two family members
  • Opportunity to designate four Arts for All scholarships for local children to attend summer camps at the center
  • Invitation to private events with the executive director and visiting artists throughout the year
  • Opportunity to schedule private exhibit tours with the curator and/or executive director*

*Arrangements must be made at least two weeks in advance, for a time and date mutually agreeable to the Patron and the executive director.

Benefactor Society

In addition to Patron benefits, Benefactor Society donors will receive extraordinary privileges and the highest level of access to the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center. Benefactor Society donors provide a lifeline of support enabling us to present engaging exhibitions, innovative programs and enriching experiences that will elevate the quality of life in our community. We look forward to celebrating the wonderful ways your leadership contribution will allow the Torggler to change lives through the wonder and beauty of the visual arts.

Levels of Support

All of the patron benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to designate eight Arts for All scholarships for local children to attend summer camps at the center
  • 20% discount on rental of center entertaining spaces
  • Reserved seating for all special lectures, events and programs
  • Opportunity to schedule a private exhibit tour with the executive director, including hospitality, for you and up to 10 guests*
  • Two complimentary vouchers for full educational class for two family members

All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Opportunity to be listed as a sponsor of a selected exhibit and invite up to 20 guests for a private exhibit tour with the executive director, with hospitality*
  • 50% discount on rental fee for center entertaining spaces
  • VIP concierge assistance through the advancement staff for special requests related to center and for any events across the university
  • Invitation to VIP events and opportunities at the university throughout the year
  • VIP invitation to participate in destination travel tours through the university
  • All access to educational classes for two family members
  • Opportunity to designate 10 Arts for All scholarships for local children to attend summer camps at the center

*Arrangements must be made at least two weeks in advance, for a time and date mutually agreeable to the patron and the executive director.

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