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What is Raue Center’s $1000 Club?

SPONSORED • Published: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 9:30 a.m. CDT

Independent, non-profit theatres like Raue Center for the Arts seek help from the community to continue to bring the arts to all audiences. There are many people interested in promoting Raue’s ongoing mission to bring a higher quality of shows and cultural opportunities for everyone, from the youngest members of the McHenry County community to the oldest. Many donors joined what’s called the $1000 Club, a unique type of theatre membership. The $1000 Club only requires a one-time payment of $1000 with no renewal fee. Below gives a better idea of the need for this club and teaches of the benefits that this kind of club provides its members.

The $1000 Club’s funding provides Raue with a safety net that can allow the theatre to bring in unique performances or weather crises when either situation arises. The reserve funds of the $1000 Club cannot be spent without the approval of a committee of financial trustees, and every purchase made with these funds must have a six month repayment plan in place.

Because Raue is an independent, non-profit organization, the resources to bring a higher caliber of shows are not always available. The $1000 Club opens up these opportunities, offering audiences the chance to see shows that would not normally be in the grasp of a theatre like Raue.

Aside from the positive feelings associated with charitable donations, $1000 Club members can expect recognition within the theatre as well as complimentary drinks for their party during Raue Center events. Members will also have exclusive access to special events and limited performances.

To learn more about the positive mission of Raue Center for the Arts and explore the many ways you can donate to the theatre, visit their website or call 815-356-9212.

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