Sponsorship & Funders
The ARTS Mean BUSINESS
SOPAC seeks to encourage partnerships, especially in the South Orange-Maplewood community, by customizing sponsorship packages to meet the needs of your business. The opportunities below can be combined in a way that suits your company’s budget and highlights its priorities.
Benefits to your business may include:
Named sponsor of the SOPAC show of your choice
Discount code for your employees to SOPAC-presented events
Free tickets to SOPAC-presented shows: ideal for entertaining colleagues & associates
Over 40,000 people visit SOPAC each year
Logo signage year-round on lobby TV’s
Logo placement in our pre-show slideshow
SOPAC Season Materials
Season Program Placement (20,000 printed per season)
Brochure Placement (35,000 printed and mailed)
E-news logo placement (35,000 emails weekly)
Logo placement, company link and sponsorship credit (115,000+ visitors)
Why be a SOPAC Sponsor?
You know that arts improve the quality of life in your community
With your support, SOPAC can keep tickets prices affordable
Your support helps bring world-class talent to SOPAC’s intimate stage
Because you know that non-profit organizations like SOPAC rely on your contributions to remain financially healthy
Major Funders Help SOPAC Thrive
We are grateful to the many who provide financial support to SOPAC. Your generosity and support is critical to our work and our sustainability.
Along with individual contributions, SOPAC is proud to acknowledge the major funding we receive from our foundation, corporate, and government partners. Through their generosity, we can provide high quality engaging performances at affordable prices and serve over 40,000 people each year.
Become a Major Funder
Your business can become a valued partner in SOPAC’s artistic, educational, and community activities. Contact Associate Director of Development Shana Baer at (973) 712-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for customizable sponsorship packages to suit your business needs.
The following Foundations, Corporations and Businesses are Major Funders of SOPAC
SOPAC programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Hyde & Watson Foundation
Orange Orphan Society
Rea Charitable Trust
Spartan Capital Securities, LLC
BCB Community Bank
Coverys Insurance Services
E.J. Grassmann Trust
Fannie and Morris Sklaw Foundation
New Jersey Life & Casualty Associates, LLC
Seton Hall University
Cali School of Music at Montclair State University
First Baptist Church of South Orange
George A. Ohl , Jr. Trust
Iris Family Fund
Maplewood Country Club*
Modern Auto Body
Neighbors Wine Shop*
New Jersey American Water
South Orange Frame Shop*
Valley National Bank
We Are All Music Foundation (WAAM)*
* Denotes in-kind contributions.
Reflects funding as of January 25, 2021.
SOPAC honors the people in our community and beyond who have generously given their time and talent to help make SOPAC New Jersey’s “Favorite Small Performing Arts Center.”
We are grateful to the following individuals for their contributions to SOPAC, our community and the arts.
Dan Arrighi (2018 Gala Honoree)
Ed Ayuso (2014 Gala Honoree)
Sheena Collum (2016 Gala Honoree)
Sam Convissor (2018 Gala Honoree)
Joe DiVencenzo (2011 Gala Honoree)
Patti Donovan (2017 Gala Honoree)
Matt Glass (2017 Gala Honoree)
Milly Iris (2014 Gala Honoree)
Mila Jasey (2017 Gala Honoree)
Sam Joseph (2018 Gala Honoree)
Butch Larkin (2010 Jonathan Felsman Award)
John Lee (2014 Gala Honoree)
Anthony Leitner (2011 Gala Honoree)
Carolyn “Cookie” Mason (2016 Gala Honoree)
Pat Morrissy (2011 Jonathan Felsman Award)
Mark Murphy (2019 Gala Honoree)
Douglas Newman (2011 Gala Honoree)
Orange Orphan Society (2019 Gala Honoree)
Fred Profeta (2015 Gala Honoree)
Paul Profeta (2015 Gala Honoree)
Nicholas Santoro (2011 Gala Honoree)
Peter Shapiro (2016 Gala Honoree)
Barbara Stoller (2010 Gala Honoree)
Dionne Warwick (2018 Lifetime Achievement Award)
Nina Wells (2010 Gala Honoree)
Johanna Wright (2015 Gala Honoree)
John Zoubek (2019 Gala Honoree)
SOPAC had an operating budget of $3.3 million in FY18, with 43% coming from contributed income. Like other nonprofit art centers, SOPAC relies heavily on donations and institutional support. A priority for the coming year is growing SOPAC’s Membership, especially in the communities of South Orange and Maplewood, to keep our programming exciting and diverse. Membership continues to grow, reflecting the level of community support that SOPAC stimulates as we offer great artistic programming along with great value.