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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 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 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?

Please contact the Development Department for current information on this.

» 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.