The Tower Theatre Foundation’s annual membership drive once again wrapped-up the nonprofit’s fiscal year on June 30. The result is a 24% increase in members, now totaling 500, marking the largest number of active Tower members since the patron-benefit program began in 2006. The full campaign raised $102,000 from new and renewing members.
“We successfully broadened our base of support, more than doubling the number of basic $75 household memberships,” said Pat Roden, the Tower Foundation’s Development Director. “With new benefits including complimentary beverages and popcorn, advance notice of upcoming shows, and significant season ticket discounts, we’re out to prove that Tower members really do get more,” Roden concluded.
Annual memberships make up nearly 20% of the Tower’s revenue and are crucial to ensuring high-quality theatre operations.
The Foundation also launched a successful matching gift challenge from Danny and Kathy Huff, resulting in a 17% increase in $250 members. “Plus, we continued to see a third of our members join or renew online,” added Lisa Vann, membership coordinator at the Tower.
Roden also praised the Foundation’s Board of Directors for its 100% participation, led by membership committee chair, Karen Cammack.
The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic venue in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians.
Program and donor information, as well as individual and 2011-12 season tickets are available at the Tower Theatre box office, or at www.towertheatre.org.