The Century Club is an organization of major donors formed to preserve and maintain the Paramount Theatre in preparation for its 100th anniversary in 2015. In addition to being a city and state landmark, the Paramount Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
Today there are less than a dozen theatres like the Paramount with its extraordinary architecture and backstage rigging system that still operates the way it did in 1915. Support from our Century Club members help to ensure that the Theatre remains a destination for over 200,000 individuals each year, including thousands of school children experiencing their first theatrical event.
The Century Club began in November 2006 in an effort to raise $1 million for the maintenance and preservation of the Paramount Theatre by 2015 when we will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Ten percent of each membership gift will be placed into a board restricted fund in the hopes that by 2015 we will meet or exceed our goal of raising $1 million for the fund.
Members automatically become part of the Advisory Council and receive a number of benefits, including complimentary tickets to designated events, prime seating, special meet and greets with artists, complimentary drinks, tickets to the annual Gala and special recognition. One of our most popular perks may be "fundraising immunity" – we won't ask Century Club members for anything else for the rest of the year!
There are four levels of membership – Bronze ($10,000-$19,999), Silver ($20,000-$39,000), Gold ($40,000-$49,000), and Platinum ($50,000 and up). Click here to see a complete list of benefits. To download a pledge form, click here.
We welcome the opportunity to visit with you if you have any questions or if you would like a private tour of the theatre. Please contact Lori Martin, Major Gifts Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (512) 692-0534 to coordinate.
Much is changing in Austin, but the Paramount remains a treasured homage to our past. Please consider joining the Century Club to ensure that no matter how tall the buildings grow or how fancy the restaurants get… a little part of Congress Avenue will never change.