Partner in the Arts

Partner with us in support of world-class performing arts - right here in your own community.

The programs and activities presented by the Ferguson Center for the Arts are made possible by the generous support of dedicated friends who value the arts in our community. In addition to supporting the finest theatrical, musical and dance performances, this support enriches the lives 
of thousands of students in the commonwealth through the many educational initiatives sponsored by the Ferguson Center. But we can't do that without your help.

Partner in the Arts Benefits


Annual benefits include all privileges of previous levels.

Inner Circle ($5,000 and up)

  • Priority seating for all performances

  • Exclusive benefits at specific donor levels above $5,000. For information contact 
the Ferguson Center for the Arts Development Office at (757) 594-7104.

Benefactor ($2,500 - $4,999)


  • Priority 1 seating, after Inner Circle

  • Opportunity to purchase up to four valet parking vouchers for the performances 
of your choice

  • Invitation to the Inner Circle Room for select performances

Sponsor ($1,000 - $2,499)


  • Priority 2 seating
  • Opportunity to purchase up to three valet parking vouchers for the performances 
of your choice

  • Backstage tour available upon request

Patron ($500-$999)

  • Priority 3 seating
  • Invitation to selected Artist-in-residence events

  • Invitation to Ferguson Center special events

Donor ($250 - $499)

  • Priority 4 seating
  • Priority ticket exchange

Friend ($75 - $249)

  • Acknowledgement in performance programs

  • Advance notification of added performances


Gifts to the Ferguson Center are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed.

Corporate partners play a vital role in helping to fulfill the Ferguson Center’s mission. Since ticket revenue comprises only a portion of our annual operating budget, the generous support we receive from corporate donors and sponsors is critical. Join the growing list of businesses that are lending critical support to the Ferguson Center and receiving high-impact visibility. To learn more about the programs and projects that need your support, contact the Ferguson Center for the Arts Development Office at (757) 594-7104.



Why is annual giving important at
Christopher Newport University?

Annual gifts from alumni, parents, grandparents, students, faculty, staff and friends are a vital source of revenue. Annual gifts, which are received and spent in the same year, have an immediate impact on the things that makes CNU special – scholarships, great teaching and faculty excellence, world-class facilities and technology, and unique programs such as the President Leadership Program, Honors Program, study abroad, undergraduate research and internships.

When you ask people to give you their very best,
they will astound you with their success

President Paul Trible