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Friends of McLeod Summer Playhouse

McLeod Summer Playhouse exists because of its Friends, those that support us through cash contributions. About 1/3 of our overall operating expenses comes from the generosity of that group. Friends of MSP receive (1) First Choice Seating, (2) Free admission to the Thank you for the Music, (3) an invitation to our Curtain Call and other special events. There are a number of levels* at which to contribute:

Level Amount Donor Benefits
Sponsor $5,000 + Includes eight season tickets
Co-Producer $2,500-$4,999 Includes six season tickets
Benefactor $1,000-$2,499 Includes four season tickets
Star $500-$999 Includes two season tickets
Celebrity $250-$499
Angel $100-$249
Supporter $50-$99

*SIU Carbondale and the SIU Foundation retain a small percent of all gifts to enhance philanthropic-related initiatives. Donation amounts made by contributors receiving season tickets will be reduced by the fair market value of those tickets, which is $65 per season ticket.

To become a Friend of MSP, call the Department of Theater Marketing office at 618/453-7589 or the SIU Foundation at 618/453-4900.

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McLeod Summer Playhouse 2017

Season Sponsors

Season sponsors are an essential part of the Playhouse and help underwrite expenses through cash contributions or in-kind support. Corporations, businesses and individuals are welcome to be sponsors.

$5000 Individual Show Sponsor (cash only)

  • Attribution above the title for a selected season show – “Presented in part by NAME”
  • On site display of logo in lobby of theater for all performances
  • Listing with sponsors in program,
  • 1 page display advertising space in the program
  • Logo attribution in media buys and marketing campaign (space permitting)
  • 4 season tickets (TYA show is not included.)
  • Special preview performance invitations as schedule allows
  • Public media event for recognition of support
  • Public recognition at performances
  • Invitations to special MSP events and parties

$2500 Corporate Co-Producers

  • On site display of corporate logo in lobby of theater for all performances
  • 1/2 page display advertising space in the program
  • Listing with sponsors in program,
  • Logo attribution in media buys and marketing campaign (space permitting)
  • 4 season tickets (TYA show is not included.)
  • Public recognition at performances
  • Invitations to special MSP events and parties

$1000 Corporate Sponsors

  • Listing with sponsors in program,
  • 1/4 page display advertising space in the program
  • 2 season tickets (TYA show is not included.)
  • Invitations to special MSP events and parties
A special sponsorship package and benefits can be created to meet your needs, just contact McLeod Theater at 618/453-7589 and we’ll be happy to have your support.

Memorial and Planned Gifts

The arts mean a lot to you. They mean a lot to the region, and they mean a lot to the future of this community. Making a planned gift or a bequest is an AMAZING WAY to help sustain the future of MSP. And it isn't difficult to do. Help keep MSP vibrant with your gift to the MSP endowment fund. Gifts and bequests to the endowment fund help ensure McLeod Summer Playhouse is here for generations to come. Please consider what your gift would mean and call 618-453-7589 for information on how to make your gift.