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Member FAQs

Frequently asked questions

» Can I pay for my membership over time?

Yes, you can spread the payment for your Friend of the Center or Center Circles membership over a 12-month period. Just indicate how you would like to schedule your automatic credit card payments on your contribution form, or contact the Development Department at the phone number below, for more information.

» Can my credit card be charged automatically?

Yes, you can request to have you credit card automatically charged each month by joining our Friends+ program. You can also contact the Development Department at the number listed below to set up your automatic payment plan.

» How do I renew my membership?

You will receive a renewal form and envelope in the mail two months before your membership expires. Simply complete the form and mail it back.

» What is Broadway Bound?

Broadway Bound is a special morning where you and a guest can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast on the Center’s 2nd floor lobby followed by a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a Broadway performance being brought to the stage. In addition, you’ll learn more about the magic behind the curtain with a presentation by the Gallo Center’s Production Director.

» Can I give a membership as a gift?

Giving a membership as a gift is fantastic way to support the arts while sharing the benefits of becoming a Friend of the Center, or a member of Center Circles. Please click here to make a gift membership.

» I have already joined as a member this year, can I still upgrade to the next level?

Yes, you can upgrade at any time and you’ll automatically be recognized at your new giving level and receive the additional member benefits.

» I am a member of Center Circles. Can I use the Carnation Room during a Resident Company performance?

Yes, members of Center Circles may use the Carnation Room prior to and at intermission of all performances at the Center.

» I have made several donations over my 12-month membership period. Will this move my expiration date to 12-months after my most recent contribution?

No, your membership expiration date will stay the same each year regardless of the number of donations you make during your 12-month membership period. For example, if your first contribution was in June, you’re renewal date will always be the end of May each year.

» I am eligible to receive year-round access to the VIP Ticketing Telephone Line. How do I access this service?

Simply contact the Development Department at the number listed below.

» I have made several donations over my 12-month membership period. Will I be asked to renew at my current level?

You will be invited to renew at current level; however, any contribution you are able to make at the time of your renewal will be much appreciated.

» I would like to make a donation by check, what should I do?

To submit a donation by mail, download this giving form and send it to:

Gallo Center for the Arts
Attn: Development Department
1000 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354

» I would like to make a donation of stock, what should I do?

If you are interested in making a donation of stock, please contact Carla Whitehurst by email or 209-338-5031 for transfer information.

» Do you accept matching gift contributions?

Yes! Having your employer match your contribution to the Center is a great way to double your membership amount. To receive this matching gift credit, simply submit a completed matching gift contribution form from your employer with your check. We’ll do the rest!

To find out if your employer has a matching gift program available, contact your human resources department.