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Take a Seat Donation Campaign

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Maybe you love the theatre. Maybe you’ve been looking for a way to honor a loved one. Now’s the chance to honor the arts with a donation to the Take a Seat campaign.

Coinciding with significant renovation of Yardley Hall, Polsky Theatre, the Carlsen Center lobby and the backstage area in summer 2016, Take a Seat offers you a unique naming opportunity.

For a donation of $650, your name, your business’s name or the name of someone special to you can be engraved on a plaque on the back of a theatre seat.

Donations may be a one-time payment or split into recurring payments. Give the full $650 by Aug. 15, and your nameplate will be engraved, installed and on view by the first show of the fall season.

Call 913-469-3835 for more information or to donate by phone, or mail a check, payable to JCCC Foundation, to 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210. (To donate online, use the “Donate Now!” button above.)

“It’s a very personal way to support the theatres,” said Emily Behrmann, general manager of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. “When the Carlsen Center opened in 1990, we missed the opportunity, so inviting our patrons to name a seat today seems an appropriate way to close the yearlong celebration of our 25th anniversary season.”

Proceeds support programming that takes place as part of the JCCC Performing Arts Series. A contribution to Take a Seat and the subsequent recognition is a naming opportunity only, and in no way guarantees the seat location for any specific performance. All named seats will be in Yardley Hall, Center Orchestra, unless otherwise requested by the donor. Nameplates pictured are not actual size.

Nameplates pictured are not actual size.

Greg Musil, chairman of the JCCC Board of Trustees, says he is excited about the naming opportunity.

“I plan to purchase a seat in honor of my daughters and niece and nephew, all of whom received a great education at our college, including in arts and culture,” Musil said. “This is a lasting way of remembering the influence of JCCC on my family.”

The 1,300 seats in Yardley will be recovered; Polsky’s 420 seats are fine and do not need any work, Behrmann said.

Many thanks to the JCCC Board of Trustees for their support of the renovation project.