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Since its inception in 1934, the Apollo has been at the epicenter of African-American culture and a driving force in shaping America’s music landscape.  From the days of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong to Michael Jackson, Jay-Z and beyond, the Apollo has secured its place in history as America’s most iconic cross-cultural venue.  Contributions from government agencies, foundations, corporations and countless individuals underwrite the many programs and services that keep the storied Apollo legacy alive and thriving.    

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“I’m HAPPY to be an Apollo donor and board member because this institution is a game-changer.”

- Pharrell Williams

Community Impact

PUT YOUR DOLLARS TO WORK HELPING OTHERS

Individual contributions are the lifeblood of Apollo community engagement programs, which make a real difference in the lives of thousands of students, families and community organizations annually.  Here’s what contributions accomplish:

  • $10 underwrites one student at a School Day Live performance
  • $75 helps to pay the performance fee for an artist debuting at the Music Café
  • $150 provides fifteen tickets through the Apollo Community Ticket Initiative
  • $250 underwrites two in-school workshops for public school students
  • $500 brings twelve families of four to a Family Showtime performance
  • $1000 provides the stipend for one student in the High School Internship Program
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Membership

GO BEHIND THE SCENES

Apollo members provide crucial financial support for the Apollo’s world-class live performance, community and education programs. With three different groups to choose from, you can experience all the Apollo offers in a variety of ways.  Exclusive Insider Benefits are the Apollo’s way of saying thanks for investing in our ongoing legacy.  Members enjoy:

  • VIP seating at all Apollo Presents performances
  • Invitations to dress rehearsals and other behind-the-scenes events
  • Special meet-the-artist opportunities
  • Pre- and Post-Show receptions
  • And so much more!
Apollo Insiders Young Patrons  Legends Circle

Questions? Please call 212-531-5356 or send an email to the Membership Office.

JOIN THE INSIDERS

Friend ($75-$149)

Membership in the Apollo A-list email service which includes:
- Priority Email Notices & Special Edition News
- Next Calendar and Concert Notices
- Presales and advance notice of season Events
- $5.00 off advance purchase of Apollo Presents performances
- VIP seating at Apollo Presents performances

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Help to pay the performance fee for an artist debuting at the Music Café

 

Bronze Insider ($150- $249)

All of the above benefits PLUS…

- Annual Insiders’ season preview
- 10% discount on Apollo historic tours
- Free ticket drawings to exclusive concerts & events
- Commemorative celebrity photo of the season
- Access to house seats for Amateur Night at the Apollo

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Provide fifteen tickets through the Apollo Community Ticket Initiative

Silver Insider ($250-$499)

All of the above benefits PLUS…

- Invitations to select rehearsals throughout the year
- Observe auditions for Amateur Night at the Apollo
- Free drink at the Apollo Music Café
- 10% discount on Apollo merchandise

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Underwrite two in-school workshops for public school students

Gold Insider ($500-$900)

All of the above benefits PLUS…
- Complimentary personal backstage tour
- Access to VIP box seats for Amateur Night at the Apollo
- Access to reserved VIP seating at the Apollo Music Café

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Bring twelve families of four to a Family Showtime performance

Platinum Insider($1000-$2,499)

All of the above benefits PLUS…

- Personalized ticket concierge
- Invitations to Meet the Artistcocktail receptions

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Provide the stipend for one student in the High School Internship Program

 

VIP Insider ($2,500-$4,999)

All of the above benefits PLUS…

- Access to VIP House seats for all Apollo Presents events
- Name listing in Apollo Presents programs and other collateral material
- Invitations to opening/closing night receptions at select Apollo Presents performances

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Enable 100 students to attend an Apollo School Day Live

Premiere Insider ($5,000-$9,999)

All of the above benefits PLUS…-
- Invitations to pre-show dinners with members of the Apollo Theater artistic team and leadership

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Give five 4th or 5th graders from Harlem the opportunity to be part of the yearlong Oral History Project  

 

Ultimate Insider($10,000-$24,999)

All of the above benefits PLUS…
- Invitations to special events with Board Members and other Apollo VIP’s throughout the season

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Provide the cash reward for this year’s Amateur Night winner

 

 

Young Patrons Program

BE A NEXT GENERATION APOLLO LEADER

Young Patrons in their 20’s and 30’s, who make an annual minimum gift of $250, attend exclusive events throughout the year, receive preferred pricing for signature fundraising events and enjoy a host of other great benefits.

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Apollo EmpowHer

Join the Apollo's Women's Network

Apollo EmpowHer is a group of dynamic and diverse women who are making a difference for teens in the Apollo Theater's career development programs, introducing over 2,500 students to behind-the-scenes careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries over the past year.

Members contribute $2,500 or more annually and come together for networking opportunities, fundraising events, and other activities to connect with the Apollo, the education programs they are supporting, and each other.

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LEGENDS CIRCLE

Gifts of $10,000 and above are recognized through the Apollo’s Legends Circle. As recognition for their leadership support, members receive invitations to exclusive receptions with Apollo artists, members of the Apollo’s Artistic team and leadership, as well as a customizable suite of benefits that can include presenting sponsor listing for Apollo Music Café and Apollo Presents main-stage performances and more. For additional information, please contact Travis Fraser, Director of Major Gifts and Individual Giving at (212) 531-5341.

LEVERAGE THE POWER OF THE
GLOBAL APOLLO BRAND

Align with the iconic Apollo Theater to reach a diverse and engaged audience, achieve marketing impact, create unique activation experiences, and accomplish your business objectives.

Contact:
Wendy Rhodes, Director of Institutional Relations and Campaign, to learn more about developing a custom sponsorship that fits your brand's needs.

Special Events

Each year some of New York’s most glamorous and exciting special events are exclusive Apollo fund-raisers. Each one is an opportunity to mingle with the movers and shakers of the New York and global entertainment, political and philanthropic communities, while supporting the Apollo’s vital programs.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Annual Spring Gala
June 12, 2017

PAST EVENTS

Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Apollo in the Hamptons – A Night of Legends
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Annual Spring Gala
Monday, June 13, 2016

Dining with the Divas Luncheon
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Apollo in the Hamptons – A Night of Legends
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Apollo Spring Gala
Monday, June 8, 2015

Proceeds from these events provide vital support for the Apollo’s educational, community and performing arts initiatives.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Hyppolite at 212.531.5330 or via email.

Apollo Mission

A FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE

The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization established in 1991, is dedicated to the preservation and development of the legendary Apollo Theater through the Apollo Experience of world-class live performances and education programs that honor the influence and advance the contributions of African-American artists; and advance emerging creative voices across cultural and artistic media.  Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc.'s vision is to expand the reach of the Apollo Experience to a worldwide audience.

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