Corporate Giving

Whitaker Center has made some tremendous achievements since opening in 1999 and these achievements could not have been reached without the support of community leaders and businesses such as yourself. We currently offer a variety of ways for businesses to assist us in fulfilling our mission. With your help, we can provide the area with more access to diverse cultural, scientific, artistic, and educational opportunities.

For more information on Corporate Giving opportunities for your company, contact Michele Holloway, Director of Development, at 717-724-3886 or via e-mail at mholloway@whitakercenter.org.

 


 

Corporate Sponsorship  |  EITC  |  Whitaker Society  |  Corporate Membership  |  Matching Gifts


Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorship is a great way to support the arts and culture in the Harrisburg community and gain exposure among Whitaker Center patrons and members. Without our corporate partners, Whitaker Center would not be able to provide the diversity or high quality programming that has become our hallmark. We offer companies sponsorship opportunities for many of our films, performances, exhibits, and educational programs.


EITC

Is Your Business Eligible for State Tax Credits?
Companies eligible for Educational Improvement Tax Credits through the Commonwealth of PA are invited to call our Development Department at 717-724-3886 for more information about giving to Whitaker Center through the EITC Program. Through EITC, companies can get tax credits for up to 90% of their contributions. For a description of the EITC program, eligibility requirements and application deadlines visit www.newPA.com/EITC or call the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development at 717-787-7120.


Whitaker Society

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is named in memory of the founder of AMP Incorporated, Uncas A. Whitaker and his wife, Helen F. Whitaker, in recognition of generous gifts from The Whitaker Foundation and The Helen F. Whitaker Fund. The Whitakers had an abiding concern for the quality of life in Central Pennsylvania, the home community of AMP Incorporated. Their gifts reflect the interest of Uncas A. Whitaker in science and of Helen F. Whitaker in the arts; both in partnership with their commitment to Central Pennsylvania. Whitaker Center is a living legacy to Uncas and Helen Whitaker and their spirit of philanthropy. The new Whitaker Society has been created to ensure that their spirit of philanthropy lives on and their legacy continues.

The Whitaker Society is a multi-year pledge commitment to Whitaker Center’s Annual Campaign. For a minimum pledge of $5,000 for three years, you can become a member of Whitaker Society and help ensure the legacy of the Whitaker Center continues.

 

Giving Levels:

  • $5,000, $10,000, $15,000
  • $25,000, $50,000

 

Benefits:

  • Recognition in SPOTLIGHT, Whitaker Center’s Quarterly Playbill
  • Display in Kunkel Gallery with giving levels
  • Special invitations to VIP events to foster a spirit of philanthropy and camaraderie


Corporate Membership

Corporate membership returns visibility and value to your company in one easy package. Together, we strengthen the business cycle, drive regional economic development, educate and inspire our children, and bring arts, culture and innovation to Central Pennsylvania.

Your generous support is vital to fulfilling the mission and serving the 400,000 people who visit us each year. Whitaker Center is widely regarded as a regional treasure, but centers like ours are not self-sustaining. Industry averages for earned revenue typically are 50%-70% of the budget. At 66%, Whitaker Center ranks higher than most. Your corporate gift goes toward our annual fundraising goal, which represents the remaining 34%. Proceeds from this program keep field trip costs affordable for thousands of area school students, and keep programs, performances and giant-screen films accessible to the community.

Each level of membership holds its own unique benefits. These benefits can be utilized however you deem appropriate for your corporation. Some suggestions include using these benefits as rewards or incentives for your employees. You could also use them as prizes in raffles or drawings at a company party or picnic. No matter how you distribute these materials, know that you are helping an individual or family experience the performing arts, cultural exhibits, and educational science programs within the walls of Whitaker Center.

 

Click here to download a Corporate Membership application form. For more information, contact Michele Holloway, Director of Development at 717-724-3886 or at mholloway@whitakercenter.org.


Chairman’s Circle

  • 6 Executive Card Holders
  • 100 Passes for admission to Harsco Science Center
  • 50 Passes for admission to Select Medical Digital Cinema documentary films
  • 30 Complimentary tickets for performances in Sunoco Performance Theater
  • 6 Complimentary Family Memberships
  • Family Membership includes the following:
    • 2 adults and up to 6 juniors
    • $2 off all Digital Cinema films
  • 30% Discount on space rental for your business meeting or event
  • Special acknowledgement in printed publications
  • Preshow listing on giant screen in Select Medical Digital Cinema
  • Name listed in widely-distributed Whitaker Center publications

Estimated Value of benefits: $4785

 

President’s Roundtable

  • 4 Executive Card Holders
  • 50 Passes for admission to Harsco Science Center
  • 25 Passes for admission to Select Medical Digital Cinema documentary films
  • 20 Complimentary tickets for performances in Sunoco Performance Theater
  • 4 Complimentary Family Memberships
  • Family Membership includes the following:
    • 2 adults and up to 6 juniors
    • $2 off all Digital Cinema films
  • 20% Discount on space rental for your business meeting or event
  • Special acknowledgement in printed publications
  • Name listed in widely-distributed Whitaker Center publications

Estimated Value of benefits: $2148


Community Investor

  • 2 Executive Card Holders
  • 25 Passes for admission to Harsco Science Center
  • 12 Passes for admission to Select Medical Digital Cinema documentary films
  • 10 Complimentary tickets for performances in Sunoco Performance Theater
  • 2 Complimentary Family Memberships
  • Family Membership includes the following:
    • 2 adults and up to 6 juniors
    • $2 off all Digital Cinema films
  • 10% Discount on space rental for your business meeting or event
  • Name listed in widely-distributed Whitaker Center publications

Estimated Value of benefits: $900


Corporate Contributor

  • 1 Executive Card Holder
  • 10 Passes for admission to Harsco Science Center
  • 10 Passes for admission to Select Medical Digital Cinema documentary films
  • 6 Complimentary tickets for performances in Sunoco Performance Theater
  • 1 Complimentary Family Membership
  • Family Membership includes the following:
    • 2 adults and up to 6 juniors
    • $2 off all Digital Cinema films
  • Name listed in widely-distributed Whitaker Center publications

Estimated Value of benefits: $525


Matching Gift

Your contribution could go twice as far with a corporate matching gift!

Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. By taking advantage of your company’s matching gift program, you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your contribution.

To find out if you company participates in a matching gift program, please check with your company’s Human Resources Department. To send a matching gift, please request a matching gift form from your company and send a completed copy with or following your contribution. IF your employer uses an online matching gift site, please send your gift then ask your company to make a matching gift.

Please send completed matching gift forms to:

Michele Holloway
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Benjamin Olewine III Center
Business Office
225 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

By participating in a matching gift program, companies and their employees can work together to support Whitaker Center’s mission to enhance the region’s quality of life and economic vitality. It’s an easy way for your gifts to have an even greater impact on all those who live and work in Central Pennsylvania.