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Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate sponsors make the performing arts and arts education a reality for our community.

Corporate sponsors help Wharton Center bring world-class arts education and entertainment to the community, delivering cultural and economic impact to the region your business calls home.

Supporting a performance or program can help you reach your target market, shine a spotlight on your corporate image and deliver valuable recognition as we promote “your show.” 

Your generosity also can offer benefits for your employees and customers. Your company can make your sponsored performance a special occasion with such perks as prime seating preference and the opportunity to host unique receptions.

Corporate support of our educational programs means tens of thousands of children in our region have access to arts opportunities they may otherwise miss in their school day, opening a wider window to the world and helping grow their creative minds.

Reach your target market

People with high levels of education and disposable income participate in the arts as patrons and donors.

46% of national theatergoers report a household income of $100,000 or more
74% have college degrees with 31% holding a graduate degree
Annually, between 125,000 and 200,000 people attend Wharton Center performances

Polish your corporate image

Your company will be associated with the quality of the world-renowned artists who entertain and educate at Wharton Center not only in our community but in mid-Michigan as a whole.

Enhance our community

By making the arts possible at Wharton Center, you contribute to and improve the community’s quality of life. A thriving, active community makes mid-Michigan attractive to your employees, new recruits, and clients

Educate our children

Each year, tens of thousands of school children participate in Wharton Center’s arts education programs.

Win valuable recognition

As a sponsor, your company or organization will be recognized in all print publications and advertisements that promote “your show,” in pre-performance announcements, and year-long recognition in Curtain Call…just to name a few.

Reward the people who are important to your business

Your company will have the opportunity to make your sponsored performance extra special for your clients or employees. Sponsors receive prime seating preference for performances and also the opportunity to host unique receptions at Wharton Center at a reduced rental charge.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Wharton Center’s development office at (517) 353-4640.