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Keep The Arts In DuPage!
Support the MAC!

Every performance, program and cultural experience begins with you.

Thanks to the continued generosity of individuals, families, companies, foundations, local businesses and groups across Chicagoland, the MAC has been able to bring the finest performing and visual arts to the people of our community each year. As a cherished part of the culture here in Chicago’s western suburbs, we are proud to provide our guests quality music, dance, theatre, comedy, family entertainment, and youth/student performances but ticket sales only provide around 42% of our $3 million annual operating budget. It is through the donations, sponsorships, time and generosity of our patrons and supporters, along with the backing of the College of DuPage, that we keep our art in our museum, on our stages, and in the hearts of our community, as well as offer free programming, enrichment opportunities, and scholarships.

When you provide a gift to the MAC, you help:

  • Bring nationally and internationally renowned artists to our community
  • Give local artists and students a place to express their talents
  • Support our SchoolStage program that provides affordable arts experiences to thousands of school children every year
  • Provide students and community members the opportunity to interact with artists and expand their knowledge of the arts
  • Enhance the quality of life in our community and expose more people to enriching cultural experiences
  • Sponsor a student to see a professional touring production (made possible with a gift of only $25!)

Every season the McAninch Arts Center must bridge the gap between box office revenues and the true cost of operating. It is with the help and generous donation from friends like you that the MAC is able to continue to make everything we do possible.

Learn more about how you can invest in our community
Individual Giving | Corporate Sponsorship | Volunteer

Become a Friend of the MAC

Enjoy numerous privileges and benefits. You can become a Friend for as little as $50, which will allow you to purchase tickets to any performance before they become available to the general public. Based on your gift level, you will enjoy all the benefits outlined below as well as the joy of knowing you are supporting the MAC’s ability to bring our community the exciting entertainment it deserves.

Friend: $50 to $249

  • Purchase tickets prior to general public sale
  • Advance notice of coming attractions
  • Tax deduction
  • Invitation to special preview receptions

Performer: $250 to $499 (All of the above benefits, plus:)

  • Name recognition in MAC playbill

Ambassador: $500 to $999 (All of the above benefits, plus:)

  • One meet and greet of your choice (based on availability of artist)
  • Annual recognition in lobby on donor wall

Director Circle: $1,000 to $2,499 (All of the above benefits, plus:)

  • Annual dinner with director

Encore Circle: $2,500 and up (All of the above benefits, plus:)

  • Invitation to a COD Foundation special event

Leadership Circle: $5,000 and up (All of the above benefits, plus:)

  • Performance sponsorship recognition (upon request)
  • Concierge service, private backstage tour for you and up to six of your friends, access to artist sound check (pending artist permission)

Friends of the MAC membership has its rewards, but none greater than knowing that you have helped the arts thrive in our community. For more information contact the College of DuPage Foundation at 630.942.2462. Take this opportunity to become a Friend of the MAC!