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Dear Friends,

It’s Our 15th Anniversary!

The BlackRock family is at a pivotal point in its history and development.  We are proudly embarking on our 15th season, and it is your love and devotion that has paved the way, helped us achieve many victories and is now helping us build a great future.

Matching Grants Double the Value of Your Gift

This year we are in a fortunate position: if you choose to designate your gift to support technology or summer concert series, any financial gift you give to Black Rock will be matched! This is thanks to a $50,000 technology grant from Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and a $15,000 programming grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  That will empower us to elevate our journey to greater achievements, and with your generosity, update our ailing equipment and present an even greater diversity of programming.  Together, we can achieve the incredible!

BlackRock is the Heart of Your Community

As your new Executive Director, I am honored and eager to start working side-by-side with you to shape the vision and the future of this breathtaking center.  This is your center, your creative hub, and the artistic soul of your community.  On behalf of the talented and very committed BlackRock team, I invite you to get more involved and to share your interests and passions with us.

Your Donation Will Make a Difference

The BlackRock family is here for you, for our community, for artistic talent, and most importantly, for our children. We promise your donation will make a world of difference. We never take the privilege of your support for granted.  Your gift of time or treasure is critical because it provides the resources that make an immediate impact. Please consider supporting BlackRock with as generous a gift as you can.

Warmest wishes,

Alyona A. Ushe, Executive Director

and the BlackRock Team

When you donate to BlackRock, you’re contributing to making our community thrive.

Ticket revenue and class fees cover only 60% of the total cost of providing performances of popular top tier artists, high quality arts classes, and free gallery exhibits and outdoor concerts.

Donate Now

If you are donating $65 or more, please consider becoming a member of BlackRock!

QueletsMembers Make it Happen
Ticket revenue and class fees cover only 60%  portion of the total cost of providing performances of popular top tier artists, high-quality art classes and free gallery exhibits and outdoor concerts.  Your membership makes it possible for BlackRock to continue offering exceptional programs to the community while keeping prices affordable for everyone.


Become a Member

Your Membership Contribution Helps:

  • Ensure that live performances of top regional and national talent remain accessible and affordable
  • Showcase the work of the area’s leading visual artists
  • Bring joy and discovery to children enrolled in our extensive arts education programs, and provide scholarships for children from low-income families

To become a member click  “Become a Member” below. Giving $65 or more entitles you to membership benefits (see below).

Benefits and Levels of Membership

Supporter $65-$124
Fan $125-$249 (best option for families!)
Patron $250-$499
Seneca Club $500-$999
Impresario $1,000-$2,499
Anniversary Society $2,500 and above

* Discounts on single tickets
* First Access – opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public
* Access to our Members’ Lounge, featuring complimentary refreshments, at selected performances.

$65 – $124 – Supporter (fully tax-deductible)

  • 10% off two tickets per show all season
  • Invitations to artist receptions and workshops
  • Up to two free ticket exchanges a year. (After that, a $5 exchange fee will be applied)

$125-$299 – Fan (fully tax-deductible)

Best option for families and those interested in classes at BlackRock

All above benefits PLUS:

  • 10% off four tickets per show all season
  • Discounts on registration in  BlackRock’s classes & camps
  • $15 discounts on seasonal classes & camps
  • $45 discount on conservatory classes starting in Fall 2016
  • $30 discount on conservatory classes starting in Winter 2017

$300-$499 – Patron (fully tax-deductible)

All above benefits PLUS:

  • Bring a friend to BlackRock –buy two tickets and get two ½ off
  • Reserved seating at all general admission shows
  • Unlimited ticket exchanges

$500-$999 – Seneca Club (fully tax-deductible)

All above benefits PLUS:

  • Private meet-and-greets with select artists
  • Invitation to Meet-the-Filmmaker dinners
  • Season pass to all films in the On Screen/In Person Series
  • 10% off Gallery gift case merchandise
  • 10% off rental spaces (Not including labor, equipment, or materials)

$1,000-$2,499 – Impresario (tax-deductible amount: $950)

All above benefits PLUS:

  • Backstage access to selected season performances
  • 10% off artwork from BlackRock’s Galleries
  • Additional invitations to artist receptions to share with friends

$2500 and above – Anniversary Society

Members at this level have the option to designate a portion of their contribution to underwrite the cost of student scholarships, gallery openings, performances, arts education programs and more. This way, you can direct your gift toward a program that best reflects your interests and values.

To discuss ways to customize your sponsorship package or to make a legacy gift to BlackRock, please contact the Development Department at 240-912-1056 or email


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