Gems Society

Donors at the Gems levels give $500 or more to Whitaker Center's annual campaign and have the option of full membership benefits, invitations to special Gems Society events and more.  Please choose one of the following two options for your gift:

  • Opt out of membership - If you wish to give your entire contribution as a tax-deductible gift, then you are opting out of Gems membership but will still be recognized as a Gems Society donor. 
  • Receive membership benefits - If you wish to receive membership benefits, please refer to the Gems categories and descriptions below and note that only the amount of your gift that exceeds the value of your membership is tax-deductible.

Either way, you can make your gift securely online simply by clicking on the "DONATE NOW" button at the lower left of this page.  Or you may download a Gems membership application via the link at the bottom of this page and mail, fax or bring it in person to Whitaker Center for processing.

 

Become a Gems Member

Whitaker Center relies on donors, members, sponsors and grantors, who provide $1 out of every $3 needed to operate the Center and fulfill our mission. Members who join at the contributing and Gems levels make a priceless investment in the community while enjoying premium benefits.


Gems Society Categories and Rates

Click here to download the Gems application.


Benefits

Topaz

  • $500 ($302 tax deductible)
  • Includes basic benefits for 2 adults and their children/grandchildren ages 3-18
  • A total of 6 Free IMAX Theater guest passes (for documentary films only; not valid for feature-length Hollywood films)
  • A total of 6 Free Science Center guest passes
  • Advance Ticket Purchase Privilege – purchase the best available tickets for select Whitaker Center Onstage Events before they go on sale to the general public
  • 10% discount on tickets for select Whitaker Center live performances
  • Invitations to Gems Society events and other by-invitation only events
  • Name listed in SPOTLIGHT (Whitaker Center's quarterly magazine)


Sapphire

  • $1,000 ($713 tax deductible)
  • Includes all of the above for 2 adults and their children/grandchildren(ages 3-18)
  • A total of 12 Free IMAX Theater guest passes (for documentary films only; not valid for feature-length Hollywood films)
  • A total of 12 Free Science Center guest passes
  • Back-of-the-House tours upon request
  • Entertain up to four guests or clients at Gems Society events
  • Opportunities to meet Guest Artists (as available)
  • Free Family/Grandparents membership to give away


Ruby

  • $2,500 ($2,172 tax deductible)
  • Includes all of the above for 2 adults and their children/grandchildren ages 3-18
  • A total of 24 Free IMAX Theater guest passes (for documentary films only; not valid for feature-length Hollywood films)
  • A total of 24 Free Science Center guest passes
  • Entertain up to eight guests or clients at Gems Society events


Click here to download the Gems application.