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  • $125 RAISED OF $1,500 GOAL


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NextGen@Wharton – Seats 4 Kids

Do you remember how it felt? Sitting on the edge of your velvety seat in a big theater, watching the magic of a musical unfolding in front of your 8-year-old self? Or watching your child experience a live show for the first time, eyes wide, feet not yet touching the floor?

Your gift to Seats 4 Kids can help ensure every child has that story to tell. Contributions provide tickets to economically disadvantaged children and families through local community service organizations and Title I schools as well as scholarships for our education programs.

This season, NextGen@Wharton has a goal to raise $1,500 for the Seats 4 Kids fund at Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

We can send close to 200 kids to their first show!

Last season, private support allowed Wharton Center to distribute close to 1,000 tickets to Title I schools as well as organizations serving economically challenged children and families throughout the mid-Michigan region.  

Every gift makes a difference in the life of a child.

We are fundraising during our NextGen@Wharton pre-show parties all season long. You can contribute by donating here or contacting our Development Office at 517-353-4640.

Gifts of $100 or more will be acknowledged in Wharton Center’s program book for the season. You will also receive a subscription to the Beyond the Stage newsletterThey’ll also receive a subscription to Backstage newsletter.


Wharton Center’s NextGen@Wharton is a group for young professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s looking to experience all that Wharton Center has to offer. Featuring a special series of performances, each event is accompanied by VIP access to pre- or post-show parties with food, drinks, prizes and fun, plus the chance to meet the artists and more.  

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 20OOPCF1NGSEATS” in the note section.

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