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Friends of the Garde Annual Campaign

As the region’s nonprofit center of performing arts, film, arts education and community events, the Garde Arts Center must raise up to 40% of its annual operating budget in gifts and contributions to cover its annual operating expenses. Your tax-deductible contribution to the annual Friends campaign supports year-round programming while offering you valuable benefits: early ticket buying privileges, special discounts, invitations to special events, and much more. To join now, click here. You can also call (860) 444-4430 or fax or mail your gift to:

Garde Arts Center
Friends of the Garde
325 State Street
New London, Ct 06320
Fax: 860-447-0503

Please feel free to choose among the following categories and benefit levels:

Categories Benefits
Patron ($35-59) Advance notice of new events.
Sponsor ($60-99) Patron benefits plus Playbill recognition.
Benefactor ($100-249) Sponsor benefits plus Invitation to annual Benefactor’s Reception, Advance ticket purchase period, Access to the Garde Private Web Portal for ticket purchases and special discounts
Producer ($250-499) Benefactor benefits plus Pre-show receptions at selected events, Free ticket exchange privileges, Two discount coupons.
Star ($500-999) Producer benefits plus 1 guest pass and 2 concession coupons, Behind the scenes tour of the Garde*.
Angel ($1,000+) Star benefits plus Access to house seats, Lobby rental discounts, Special invitation to President’s Dinner.
Gardian Angel ($2,500+) Angel benefits plus Use of Garde marquee once per season*, One free use of the Moroccan Room*, One meet-the-artist opportunity*, Ticket services for select theatre events in New York City*.

Take a Seat at the Garde Arts Center

You can ensure that the Garde continues to play a vital role in our community for generations to come with a tax-deductible contribution for one or more seats in the name of your family, business or a loved one with a permanent inscribed seat plaque in the beautifully restored historic Garde Theater.

Call Jeanne Sigel at (860) 444-4430 or email at jsigel@gardearts.org for further information. Or, become a sponsor by filling out the form online by clicking here.

To make a recurring payment towards a seat, please enter $83 into the “Recurring Amount” field and choose “Monthly” payments or enter $250 in the “Recurring Amount” field and choose “Quarterly” payments.

Please feel free to choose among the following categories and benefit levels:

Categories Benefits
Patron ($35-59) Advance notice of new events.
Sponsor ($60-99) Patron benefits plus Playbill recognition.
Benefactor ($100-249) Sponsor benefits plus Invitation to annual Benefactor’s Reception, Advance ticket purchase period, Access to the Garde Private Web Portal for ticket purchases and special discounts
Producer ($250-499) Benefactor benefits plus Pre-show receptions at selected events, Free ticket exchange privileges, Two discount coupons.
Star ($500-999) Producer benefits plus 1 guest pass and 2 concession coupons, Behind the scenes tour of the Garde*.
Angel ($1,000+) Star benefits plus Access to house seats, Lobby rental discounts, Special invitation to President’s Dinner.
Gardian Angel ($2,500+) Angel benefits plus Use of Garde marquee once per season*, One free use of the Moroccan Room*, One meet-the-artist opportunity*, Ticket services for select theatre events in New York City*.

Garde Memorial Fund

As the region’s nonprofit center of performing arts, film, arts education and community events, the historic Garde Arts Center, now celebrating its 90th Anniversary, is a grateful recipient of tax-deductible donations in the memory of a friend, family member, or loved one. Your memorial message will be acknowledged in our annual season Playbill. To make a memorial gift, click here. You can also call (860) 444-4430 or fax or mail your gift to:

Garde Arts Center
Garde Memorial Fund
325 State Street
New London, CT 06320
Fax: 860-447-0503

Thank you for your support!

Other Ways to Give

To Make a Single payment for a seat, please click here.

Give by Phone

You can make a gift by calling: (860) 444-4430

Give by Mail

You can also give by printing this form and mailing to:

Garde Arts Center
Friends of the Garde
325 State Street
New London, CT 06320
Fax: 860-447-0503

Re-Energize the Garde Campaign 2018

Your tax-deductible contribution or named gift will help ensure that the historic Garde Theater’s dying heating and air-conditioning systems are replaced and upgraded, along with a new main stage curtain, new ticketing system, and improved live audio. All gifts will receive special acknowledgment and will help meet our $2.2 million goal. Print out your personal pledge form, by clicking here, or call Jeanne at (860) 444-4430 for further information. To donate online please click here. Pledges and gifts may be mailed to:

Garde Arts Center Re-Energize Campaign
325 State Street
New London, CT 06320

Click here to see a time-lapse video of the first phase of the rooftop HVAC units installation during August 2017.
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