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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.


Garde Memorial Fund

Dedicate a tax-deductible donation 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

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

How to Sponsor

Whether you are a business or family, Garde staff can customize your sponsorship needs based on your choice of programs and performances. For businesses, sponsorship provides a unique opportunity to help promote your brand as a leader in the community and creatively entertain your business associates and clients in a unique entertainment venue while serving the cultural, educational and social needs of your employees and their community. Sponsorship is also a wonderful for individuals, families and foundations to demonstrate and encourage public support for the Garde’s facilities, programs and services.

Call Jeanne Sigel at (860) 444-4430 or email at jsigel@gardearts.org for further information.

Playbill Advertising

As a featured advertiser in the Garde Arts Center Playbill your company’s message will be delivered to over sixty thousand patrons attending Garde performances all season long. Our audience is your audience! The Garde Playbill is a keepsake publication, typically read cover to cover by our patrons, many of whom are part of a highly desirable demographic for your business:

  • 35 + with disposable income
  • Well-educated and professional
  • Dual-income, affluent households
  • Multi-generational families

Our patrons recognize that Playbill advertisers provide vital support to the Garde Arts Center and reward those companies with their patronage and business. In addition, your Playbill advertising dollars directly support Garde events and PACE: Partners in Arts, Community, and Education programs which, in turn, support our education/non-profit partners and stimulate the local economy as well.

Reserve your space TODAY to lock in the best position. To place your ad, please click here or call Jeanne at (860) 444-4430 or email your interest or questions to jsigel@gardearts.org. We look forward to showcasing your business in our 2018-2019 Garde Arts Center Playbill and sharing a brand new season with you.

Sincerely, Jeanne Sigel Director of Marketing & Development Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London, CT 06320

Become a Playbill Supporter

Garde Playbill advertisers will be updated after sales are final.

Advertise

Dear Community Partner:

Advertise in the Garde Arts Center PLaybillAs a valued member of the New London County Business Community, we are pleased to invite you to be a featured advertiser in the Garde Arts Center Playbill for the upcoming 2018-2019 Season – the 91st Anniversary season of the historic Garde Theater!

As you know (we hope) The Garde Arts Center – Eastern Connecticut’s regional non-profit center for the performing arts and cinema – is the place for those who live and work in our region to enjoy the best of Broadway, opera, special events, family entertainment, film, and fabulous live music – all in the unique setting of the beautifully restored Garde Theater.

As a Playbill Advertiser, your company’s message will be delivered to over sixty thousand patrons attending Garde performances all season long, from September 2018 to July 2019. Many of these patrons attend multiple shows per season, providing repeated exposure to your ad. At the Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt concert this winter, patrons from 150 zip codes and 10 states found their way to New London. The restaurants were are capacity and turning customers away.

Our audience is your audience! The Garde Playbill is a keepsake publication, typically read cover to cover by our patrons, many of whom are part of a highly desirable demographic for your business:

  • 35 + with disposable income
  • Well-educated and professional
  • Dual-income, affluent households
  • Multi-generational families

Our patrons recognize that Playbill advertisers provide vital support to the Garde Arts Center and reward those companies with their patronage and business. In addition, your Playbill advertising dollars directly support Garde events and PACE: Partners in Arts, Community, and Education programs which, in turn, support our education/non-profit partners and stimulate the local economy as well.

Reserve your space TODAY to lock in the best position. Please call me at 860-444-4430 or email the enclosed order form at jsigel@gardearts.org. We look forward to showcasing your business in our 2017-2018 Garde Arts Center Playbill and to sharing a brand new season with you.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Sigel

Director of Marketing & Development

Garde Arts Center

325 State Street

New London, CT 06320

2017-18 Season Playbill Advertisers

Please patronize our 2017-18 Season Playbill Advertisers who so generously support the Garde Arts Center.

Atlantic Broadband

The Day

A Touch of Gey

Bank of America

Blu Prints Unlimited

Bob’s Discount Furniture

Dominion Energy

Nutmeg Building & Remodeling

Olde Mistick Village

Secor Auto Group

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union

Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C.

Liberty Bank

Simply Majestic Jewelers

The Shops at Mohegan Sun

Quinn and Hary

Community Foundation of Eastern CT

The Kitchings Family Foundation

The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation

General Dynamics

Mohegan Sun

Pfizer

Coca-Cola

People’s United Bank

The Valenti Family of Dealerships

Secor Auto Group

Volunteer

As a community-supported non-profit organization, the Garde welcomes the participation of talented folks who lend their time and skills in support of programs, projects, and staff.

To apply and learn more about volunteering at the Garde, click here.