About the Patrons
Patrons of the Centre is a nonprofit group organized to support
The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts
The vision of the Patrons of the Centre is to sustain artistic excellence in our community through a broad range of cultural and artistic opportunities.
The mission is to directly support the Nixon Centre through membership giving, which sponsors events and educational opportunities in every aspect of the performing and visual arts.
“Dana Gioia has rightly said that we ‘do not provide arts education to create more artist, though that is a byproduct. The real purpose of arts education is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives in a free society.’ We provide arts education so that we can have better teachers, doctors, engineers, mothers and fathers. Arts are not a luxury but a path to educate the whole individual toward thriving. They are needed simply because a civilization cannot be a civilization without the arts.”
A 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Membership is valid for one calendar year.