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Performance Beyond

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In April of 2015, we debuted the public phase of our $4 million Performance Beyond Campaign. The Campaign is now over halfway to reaching its fundraising goal. We are grateful to all who have already given to this vital initiative and invite you to make an additional gift to the campaign. For those who have not yet made a campaign gift, there’s still time to be part of this impactful initiative that will ensure Jefferson Center continues to be a lively and vibrant center for community life.


$2.5 million: The Capital portion of the campaign includes Shaftman Performance Hall, Rehearsal Hall, and Fitzpatrick Hall renewal and equipment upgrades, and building wide renovations, mechanical replacements and repairs.

$500,000: Programming and Education gifts provide internship and mentorship programs, expanded education space, education technology upgrades, audience development, evaluation tools and processes and engaging new and innovative artists.

$1 million: Facilities and Equipment Fund gifts offset costs associated with future replacements, repairs and improvements to protect and maintain this beautiful, historic landmark in showcase condition. 

Additional Annual Fund gifts help close the gap between charges for tickets, facility rental and student tuition and our actual costs to provide the impactful services that help build our community. 

Public & Performance Space Renewal

Completed to date….

Shaftman Performance Hall Guest Seating, Plaster repair, System Equipment and Upgrades, Fresh Paint and Carpet for Residents and Common Areas Building Preservation and Renovations

This vital initiative will continue to increase the marketability of 

Jefferson Center as a desirable facility address to call home, a professional and preferred venue for local and nationally-recognized performers, and a quality space for our community.

Equipment, Technology Upgrades

Completed to date….

Plumbing Repair and Upgraded Security Systems, Mechanical Replacements and Updates, Technology and Equipment Upgrades

With these upgrades, we will experience impactful savings to our annual operating budget with the purchase of equipment currently rented for shows, technology upgrade savings and in energy consumption of natural resources. This savings will allow for increased sustainability and growth.


Programming & Education Fund

Completed to date….

Increased Instructors and Coaches, Internship Programs, Mentorship Opportunities, Expanded Education Space, Technology and Equipment Upgrades

This initiative has already strengthened and bolstered our Youth Enrichment and Arts Education Programs by enhancing our current programs and broadening our services to the community and surrounding schools. 

Facilities & Equipment Fund

Significant gifts have already been directed toward this fund. This vital initiative will help us keep up with technology and respond to the changing facility and equipment needs.

Help us reach our goal by “Leaving a Legacy”. Include Jefferson Center in your estate plans by making a gift to our Facilities and Equipment Fund. Contact Amy Milberger at 540-685-2312 or by email at amilberger[at]jeffcenter[dot]org to learn more about our Planned Giving Program.

Ways To Give 

Gifts can be made in multiple ways. 

Phone: 540-685-2312 

Mail: Jefferson Center Development Office 

541 Luck Ave., Suite 221 

Roanoke, VA 24016 

Online: jeffcenter.org/support/performance-beyond 

Installment options are available. 

Transformational experiences come in many forms. Create your own with a gift to the $4 million Performance Beyond campaign for Jefferson Center. Together, we can perform beyond all expectations, create the soundtrack of Jefferson Center’s success, and build a sustainable future filled with beauty, art, and unexpected experiences beyond the stage. 

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