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Mendel Center Premiere Partners

The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center is able to bring first-rate arts and entertainment to the region…with the help of Premiere Partners.

Supporting Art From The Heart
Premiere Partners are individuals and companies who understand that ticket sales alone cannot make each Mainstage season a success. They share a passion for keeping the arts and professional entertainment options thriving in southwest Michigan.

Learn how your support makes the difference.

Membership Levels & Benefits:

Friend: $50 - $249

  • Recognition on the Mainstage Lobby Premiere Partners display
  • Listing in the Mendel Mainstage 2013-14 playbill

Supporter: $250 - $499

  • The benefit listed above, plus…
  • Priority purchasing of tickets to individual shows before they go on sale to the public during the 2014-2015 season

Sustainer: $500 - $999

  • The benefits listed above, plus…
  • Name plate on Mainstage seat (for first-time members at this level)
  • Priority ticket purchasing of Mainstage series tickets during the 2014-2015 season
  • Preferred parking in the first rows of Parking Lot B

Collaborator: $1,000 and above

  • The benefits listed above, plus…
  • You and a guest will be invited to join Lake Michigan College President Dr. Robert Harrison at a special reception


Premiere Partner Ticketing Priority
Ticket purchasing benefits apply to the season following your donation. All other benefits apply to the season in which your donation is made.

  • Series member ticket purchases
    Premiere Partners at the Sustainer level or higher may order series tickets (3 or more shows) during the annual series membership renewal period with priority seating over renewing series members who are not Premiere Partners, and over new series members.
  • Individual show ticket purchases
    Premiere Partners at the Supporter level or higher may order tickets to individual shows before they are made available to the general public. (Usually one to two weeks prior to the public on-sale date.)
    Due to the popularity of the series renewal and new series purchases of tickets, availability of single tickets may be limited or unavailable within some seating sections. Your Premiere Partner membership does not guarantee a specific seat or section.

Become A Premiere Partner Today!
When you fill out your series member ticket order, you can become a Premiere Partner simply by including your donation to the Mendel Center Mainstage on the Premiere Partner line provided above your final ticket order tally. If you have questions about Premiere Partners, contact Mary Klemm, director, Annual Fund, Events and Stewardship at (269) 927-6849.

Memorial Gifts
Memorial gifts to the Mendel Center are a meaningful tribute. Your memorial gift will be recognized in Mendel Mainstage playbills throughout the year, while you receive the benefits of Premiere Partner membership.

Matching Gifts
Double the value of your gift to the Mendel Center! If you work for one of the many area companies offering a matching gift program, include the appropriate matching gift form with your gift to the Mendel Center.

Planned Giving
Consider including the LMC Foundation Premiere Partners in your estate plans. The Lake Michigan College Foundation manages the investment and distribution of private gifts to support critical program, equipment, facility and scholarship needs at Lake Michigan College. Please remember the Lake Michigan College Foundation when planning your will or trust.

LMC Foundation
The Lake Michigan College Foundation was organized to assist Lake Michigan College in obtaining private gifts to support critical programs, equipment, facilities, intercollegiate athletic scholarships, cultural programs, and other needs.

Your Support Makes The Difference
Your investment in the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage helps:

  • Improve the region’s quality of life
  • Strengthen community bonds
  • Inspire the next generation
  • Promote a global perspective
  • Support tourism
  • Build a better economy
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