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                                                                    FRIENDS OF THE OHIO THEATRE
                                                                          A 501c3 Not for Profit Corporation


Our stated Purpose: To Restore, Preserve and Promote The Historic Ohio Theatre transforming it into a Vibrant Performing Arts Center serving the Greater Lima Community for generations to come.

Our Mission is to Preserve this historic theatre’s rich history, to ensure its legacy and provide for its future through fundraising for capital improvements, repairing and strengthening the building’s structure and systems and modernizing all theatrical systems and equipment to state of the art technology.  Additionally, we will provide funding to promote the theatre and its programs enabling it to continue to provide access to the arts, entertainment and education for all well into the future.


FRIEND $10 - $99
Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites!


CONTRIBUTOR $100 - $499
Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites and an official Ohio Theatre Lima T-Shirt!!


SUPPORTER $500 - $999
Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites and in the program of our inaugural production and an official Ohio Theatre Lima T-Shirt!


DONOR $1,000 - $4,999
Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites and in the program of ALL of our productions for an entire year and an official Ohio Theatre Lima T-Shirt!


FOUNDER $5,000 - $24,999
Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites  and in the program of ALL of our productions for an entire year and an official Ohio Theatre Lima T-Shirt as well as an invitation to the Final Dress Rehearsal of all Avante Garage Productions for a year and your name on our Founder’s List on our Wall of Fame!


BENEFACTOR $25,000 - $99,000
Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites and in the program of ALL of our productions for an entire year and an official Ohio Theatre Lima T-Shirt as well as an invitation to the Final Dress Rehearsal of all Avante Garage Productions for a year, an invitation to our Grand Opening Performance and Party and your name on our Benefactor’s List on our Wall of Fame!


ANGEL $100,000+
Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites  and in the program of ALL of our productions for an entire year and an official Ohio Theatre Lima T-Shirt as well as two tickets to all Avante Garage Productions for a year, an invitation to our Grand Opening Performance and Party and your name on our Angel’s List on our Wall of Fame!

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES:
For a set amount (below), a donor will have the opportunity to name an area after themselves or a person or organization of their choosing. This tribute will include a bronze plaque prominently displayed in the area that will read: “DONOR’S NAME”. “The refurbishment of this Historic ___________ was made possible by a very generous donation given to The Friends of the Ohio Theatre by ____________ in 2021” This phrase will be repeated in the Show program for all productions and the Donor’s name will be included on the Wall of Fame in the Lobby. Please contact us for more information and details!

HISTORIC OUTER LOBBY - $150,000

HISTORIC MAIN LOBBY - $175,000

HISTORIC AUDITORIUM - $250,000 (2 BRONZE PLAQUES - 1 on either side of auditorium)

HISTORIC MEN’S SMOKING LOUNGE (THE NEW STUDIO THEATRE) - $200,000 (also includes Signage at Street Level with whatever name Donor has chosen to honor)

HISTORIC ORIGINAL VAUDEVILLE DRESSING ROOMS - $125,000

OHIO THEATRE WALL OF FAME COMING SOON
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You can also help preserve the Ohio Theatre by donating your time and talents! Ask us how, we can always use an extra pair of hands!

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