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Friends are the cornerstone upon which any community is built. As a Friend of Westminster, you provide vital support for our educational and cultural institution to thrive. Friends of Westminster experience a personal connection to Westminster through behind-the-scenes access and special benefits.

The Friends of Westminster is made up of dedicated performance and exhibit attendees, community members, and Westminster College of the Arts partners who contribute a minimum of $250 annually (or just $21 per month). Your gift will benefit both the Westminster Scholarship Fund and Westminster Community Engagement Fund – supporting the greatest needs of both the College and the community.

Friends of Westminster ensure that Westminster College of the Arts remains a cultural and social center of Rider campus life and a welcoming institution of shared enrichment for our wider community. Join now!

Friends of Westminster gain access to special performance and learning opportunities, both formal and informal, including:

 $250 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Annual Open House
  • Special Friends Lecture Series

$500 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Tour Westminster's organs
  • Art Gallery private your
  • Theater backstage tour
  • Presser Voice Lab tour

$1,000 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Invitation to on-campus rehearsals
  • Invitation to master classes
  • Listing in mainstage/choral ensemble performance programs hosted by Westminster
  • 2 for 1 tickets to certain mainstage performances
  • Early access to group ticket rate for Westminster Symphonic Choir performances in NYC/Philadelphia

$2,500 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Listing on Westminster website
  • Preferred parking
  • Champagne intermission receptions
  • Shadow a student experience
  • 2 Westminster Choir College Commencement tickets

$5,000 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Tea with the Dean
  • Westminster CDs
  • Preferred seating
  • Reserved parking
  • Invitation to a private concert
  • Character underwriter for Musical Theatre, Theatre, or Opera Mainstage Performance

$10,000 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Invitation to observe a private lesson or coaching with a Westminster faculty member and student(s)
  • Reserved VIP seating
  • 2 Tickets for An Evening of Readings & Carols - concert only

$15,000 (fully tax-deductible)

  • A private recital performed by Westminster students or alumni
  • Private dinner with the Artistic Leadership - for 4

$20,000 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Billing as a concert sponsor with acknowledgement from stage and in the program
  • Private dinner with the President - for 4

$25,000 (fully tax-deductible)

  • A musical piece composed and performed in your honor by Westminster students, and a complimentary recording of the commission
  • Invitation to a private dinner with an artist-in-residence and/or Westminster students

​Gifts to Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Their deductibility may be reduced by the value of the benefits received.

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