Circles of Giving

Circles of Giving

You can provide transformational experiences in the arts for thousands! For more information, please contact Petrina Suiter at 402.472.7099 or petrina.suiter@unl.edu.

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Gold Circle

The inner circle of the Lied Center's donors, Gold Circle members get the same seats to every performance with no rush on season ticket orders. Members also enjoy access to the Gold Circle Suite at intermissions

Create opportunities to bring iconic artists to the Lied Center. Many donors will have the opportunity to meet their favorite artists, depending on artist availability.

THE GOLD STANDARD

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Conductor's Circle

Bring the greatest orchestras in the world to the Lied Center. Recent performances have included the Chicago Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Boston Pops and many more.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Your name(s) listed as member of Conductor’s Circle in all Lied Center Season program books
  • Individual story feature in all Conductor’s Circle event programs
  • Curtain speech recognition at all Conductor's Circle-sponsored performances
  • Complimentary tickets and valet parking for you and your guests to attend all Conductor's Circle-sponsored performances (10 in total for each performance)
  • Invitation for you and your guests to attend special Conductor’s Circle member events
  • Early preview of Orchestral and Classical programming at the Lied
  • Help provide orchestral education and outreach opportunities to Nebraska’s students
  • Top seating assignments for all Lied Season events

 

PLUS:

  • Premier VIP valet parking for all Lied Season performances (no waiting!)
  • Invitation to special social events and top priority for the artists Meet and Greet if availability is otherwise limited
  • Discuss performances and mingle in the Gold Circle Member Suite during intermissions of all Lied Season events

 

GIFT:

$10,000

RAISE THE BATON

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Piano Circle

You can help bring the greatest pianists in the world to the Lied stage and into Nebraska classrooms. Recent performances have included Olga Kern, Vadym Kholodenko, Yuja Wang, and many more inspiring and talented artists.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Top seating assignments for all piano series events
  • Complimentary tickets to the Lied’s piano series events (dependent upon availability and donation level)
  • Complimentary valet parking for all Lied Season performances
  • Name listed as member of Piano Circle in the Lied Center’s Season Program Book
  • Use of Gold Circle Member Suite during intermission of all Piano Series events
  • Top priority for the artists Meet and Greet if availability is otherwise limited
  • Invitation to special social events

 

GIFT:

$5,000

BE THE KEY

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Jazz Circle

Some of the greatest jazz artists in history have played the Lied over the past 28 years. You can help create more amazing moments in jazz at the Lied Center.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Your name(s) listed as member of Jazz Circle in all Lied Center Season program books
  • Individual story feature in all Jazz Circle event programs
  • Curtain speech recognition for all Jazz Circle-sponsored performances
  • Complimentary tickets for you and your guests to all Jazz Circle-sponsored events
  • Invitation for you and your guests to exclusive Jazz Circle events
  • Early preview of Jazz performances coming to the Lied Center in following seasons
  • Help provide education and outreach opportunities in Jazz for Nebraska students
  • Top seating assignments for all Jazz Circle-sponsored performances.

 

PLUS:

  • Complimentary valet parking for all Lied Season performances
  • Invitation to special social events and top priority for the artists’ Meet and Greet if availability is otherwise limited
  • Discuss performances and mingle in the Gold Circle Member Suite during intermissions of all Jazz Circle-sponsored events.

 

GIFT:

$5,000

HIT THE HIGH NOTES

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Dance Circle

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.”  - Martha Graham

Recent dance performances at the Lied include amazing talent like STREB, Hubbard Street, and Parsons Dance. The energy and excitement of these artists keeps the audience on the edge of their seat and inspires future performers to reach for greatness. Help bring the world's best dance companies to the Lied Center.

Benefits Include:

  • Lied Season valet parking pass
  • Four (4) compliementary tickets to each Dance Series performance

 

Gift:

$5,000

DANCE

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Gold Event Sponsorship

Support the Lied by making an iconic performance possible. Your gift will help to bring the greatest artists in the world to the Lied stage and into Nebraska classrooms.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • The first patron opportunity to choose an event from the upcoming season to sponsor (Please note, events may include a Corporate Sponsor)
  • Premier VIP valet parking for all Lied season performances (no waiting!)
  • Invitation to all Lied sponsored special social events throughout the season
  • Top priority for artist Meet and Greet throughout season if availability is otherwise limited
  • Recognition during night of sponsored event, as well as listing as Gold Event Sponsor in the Lied Center Season Program Book
  • Ten complimentary tickets to sponsored performance and valet parking for guests
  • Option to designate qualifying non-profit organizations to receive up to 50 Lied Season tickets, spread over multiple events, selected by Lied Center administration based on availability (Please note, these will not necessarily include the sponsored event, though this may be requested)

 

GIFT:

$10,000

GO FOR GOLD

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Season Lieder

Be a Lieder of the performing arts in Nebraska by supporting the entire season with this powerful gift. Season Lieders not only sponsor an individual show, but also help in part to underwrite the entire season of programming at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.  The Lieders are recognized throughout the season for their generous contribution.  

Your gift will enable the Lied Center to bring exceptional, iconic and legendary artists to the stage and into classrooms. Your sponsorship of the Lied Center makes once-in-a-lifetime moments possible. These moments light up the lives of thousands of children and adults each year with exquisite programs of music, theater and dance. Not only do arts programs at the Lied enrich the lives of the individuals involved, they also elevate the artistic culture of Nebraska and advance the city of Lincoln’s position in a global community.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Recognition during night of sponsored event
  • 15 Program book highlights throughout the year as a Season Lieder
  • Customized private event put on by the Lied on the date of your choosing
  • Complimentary tickets to sponsored performance and valet parking for guests
  • Sneak preview of upcoming season and early selection of sponsored event

 

GIFT:

$20,000

BE A LIEDER

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