STAGE Partners is a program designed to focus the Arena’s efforts in the community and increase our impact to best serve the two organizations designated as “STAGE Partners” for the season (July 1 – June 30).
The Arena provides our STAGE Partners with a full corporate sponsorship package for the year, including advertising, tickets, event support, and other beneficial resources to further each nonprofit’s mission.
Note, this is not exclusive.The Arena will continue to offer rent-free event space to area nonprofits and provide tickets to events for charity auctions (as available).
STAGE Nonprofit Partners
For the 2018-19 season and our inaugural year of our STAGE Partners program, Loaves & Fishes and Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County will be our two nonprofit partners.
Each nonprofit is partnering with the Arena on a special project and will be the local beneficiaries of the fundraising efforts related to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra performances on December 7, 2018. In addition, they will receive special benefits similar to corporate sponsors of the Arena, at no cost, including advertising during Arena events and special use of the Arena.
Habitat for Humanity – Habitat has used the Arena for several years to host events, and Arena staff have volunteered on Habitat builds. Habitat and the Arena are working on a special project for 2019, with more details to be released at a later date. Stay tuned!
Loaves & Fishes – Through Centerplate, the Arena’s catering provider, excess food from events that can be safely given to Loaves and Fishes will be donated, allowing the organization to distribute the food to their network of 98 agencies and shelters. It is each organizations’ hope to continue this in perpetuity.
To learn more about how to be a nonprofit STAGE Partner in future seasons, please contact Business Development Manager Matt Irwin.