A unique way to honor someone special, cherish the memory of a loved one, recognize your business, and show your support of the arts. Your $300 tax-deductible gift will be placed in the Performing Arts Endowment that will help us maintain our facilities and keep audiences on the edges of their seats for years to come.
Giving Occasions and Sample Plaques
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I get to pick the seats I wish to name, or will they be assigned?
You have the opportunity to choose your seats on a first come, first served basis, or you can choose your location (for example, first balcony or the main floor) and we will assign the best seats available. If you select a seat that already has a plaque, we will place your plaque on a seat that is as close as possible.
How are the funds used?
These funds are placed in our Endowment account and used to upgrade and maintain the seating in Stephens Auditorium and Fisher Theater.
What does the plaque look like? How many letters/words will fit?
Plaques are 1.5 in. tall by 4″ wide with a silver finish and will be attached to the back of the seat. There is space for two (2) lines of text with 21 characters per line. Spaces and punctuation count as characters.
How long will my plaque be on the seat?
Seat-sponsor plaques will remain on the seat for the life of the chair, which we expect to be at least 25 years.
When will I see my name on the seat?
We will install plaques on a quarterly basis.
If I name a seat, will I get to sit in it when I come to an event?
Naming a seat does not guarantee that the seat will be available to you for a performance. Tickets still need to be purchased and that seat location may already have been purchased for a particular show.
Do I have to pay for the seat sponsorship(s) all at once?
You can pay over two years. We will install the plaque when the payment is complete.
How can I name a seat(s)?
Complete the plaque form and return it to 4 Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Ames, IA 50011 with your payment in full made by cash, check, or credit card.
How much does it cost to sponsor a seat?
$300 each; If you would like a smaller commitment, consider going in on a seat with friends or family. Donations are tax deductible.Download an order form