Event Calendar

Jackson Donor Lounge

In appreciation of your philanthropic support Wharton Center welcomes donors at the Platinum level ($1,000 annual contribution) and above to most Broadway, Performing Arts Series and various Live at State events to the Jackson Lounge. Open one hour prior to performances as well as during intermission, this donor lounge offers you the opportunity to relax, enjoy light refreshments, private restrooms, and the opportunity to socialize with friends. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are also available for purchase. Donors at our Bronze, Silver, and Golden level also receive donor lounge passes each season to experience the lounge on a limited basis.

Cast Parties

Donors at $1,000 and above level with tickets to the opening night of a Broadway show are invited to the post-performance party to meet and mingle with the cast and the many people who work behind the scenes at Wharton Center. The cast parties are held off campus and include food and a cash bar.

Wharton Travels

Each spring Wharton Center hosts 40 donors on a trip to New York City with the Executive Director and Director of Development. This relaxing and memorable trip is pre-planned by the development office including airfare, hotel accommodations, two shows and two dinners. Price per trip is subject to change every year. Invitations are sent to qualifying donors in the fall.

Donor Appreciation Concert

This invitation-only, donor-exclusive event is presented to Wharton Center donors (Bronze Circle and above) in appreciation and gratitude for their generosity. The concert takes place in the Spring and usually coincides with our season announcement.

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI
  • PHONE: (517) 432-2000