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.

Make a Sponsorship Payment

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

On-Site Signage

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)

SOPAC Website

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

For more information, contact Director of Development Shana Baer at (973) 712-4100 or

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 Director of Development Shana Baer at (973) 712-4100 or 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.



$25,000 and up
Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund
New Jersey Economic Development Authority 
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

E.J. Grassmann Trust
Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation
Hyde & Watson Foundation
Orange Orphan Society
Union Foundation 

American Express

BCB Community Bank
Fannie and Morris Sklaw Foundation
George A. Ohl , Jr. Charitable Trust
M&T Bank

Air Group*
Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group
DD Designs*
Diana Hart Fine Catering*
First Baptist Church of South Orange
Howard Gilman Foundation

Investors Bank
Investors Foundation
JACLO Industries
Maplewood Country Club*
Mark Slade Home Team
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mountain Ridge Country Club*
Neighbors Wine Shop*
New Jersey American Water
Provident Bank
PSE&G Foundation
Westminster Hotel*

* Denotes in-kind contributions.
Reflects funding as of November 1, 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.