Front & Center


On Friday, March 1, 2019, the Long Center will be hosting its eleventh annual gala, Front & Center: An Evening Celebrating Live Arts and Community.

An incredible night awaits!

Long Center Board Chair Monica Peraza and Honoree Gala Chairs David G. Booth, Lynn Meredith, and Tommie Meredith invite you to this eleventh annual event raising vital funds to continue expanding the Long Center’s mission, including support for free community events and our educational programs.

Come celebrate the arts as we mix and mingle with friends, highlight the best of Austin’s local entertainment scene, and dine on the Lynn & Tom Meredith stage of the Michael & Susan Dell Hall.

6:00 PM – Mix & Mingle Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM – Dinner & Live Auction

Join special guest Mayor Steve Adler as he honors 10 years of leadership of the arts in Austin with the Icon Award, commemorating the work and effort of those special people who have done the most to contribute to our success.

Tables and individual tickets are available. For more information please contact Brendan Bujold, Director of Individual Giving, at bbujold@theloncenter.org.

Sponsorship Levels

$25,000: Premier VIP Table

Event Recognition

  • “Front & Center presented by Company X” to be featured on all materials
  • 1 VIP Gala table with cocktail reception and complimentary valet parking
  • Prominent logo recognition throughout the event
  • Live mentions during speeches
  • Custom Marketing opportunity as desired by sponsor

Long Center Annual Recognition

  • Recognized as a Long Center annual sponsor
  • Logo recognition across all marketing collateral and digital
  • 3 Social brand posts on Long Center’s social channels
  • 25 nights of building logo projection
  • 10% discounts to Long Center Presents for corporate employees
  • One room rental: Fee for room is waived. Includes access to purchase in-house concession services, guest services and A/V needs
  • Box Office Experience: Includes 8 seats in premium box with champagne for guests to enjoy

$15,000: VIP Table

Event Recognition

  • 1 VIP Gala table with cocktail reception and complimentary valet parking
  • Prominent logo recognition throughout the event
  • Recognition on all digital, targeted emails and collateral materials
  • Live mentions during speeches

Long Center Annual Recognition

  • Recognized as a Long Center annual sponsor
  • Logo recognition across all marketing collateral and digital
  • 2 Social brand posts on Long Center’s social channels
  • 15 nights of building logo projection
  • 10% discounts to Long Center Presents for corporate employees
  • One room rental or Box Office experience

$10,000: Host Table

Event Recognition

  • 1 VIP Gala table with cocktail reception and complimentary valet parking
  • Logo recognition throughout the event
  • Recognition on all digital, targeted emails and collateral materials

Long Center Annual Recognition

  • Recognized as a Long Center supporting sponsor
  • Logo recognition in Long Center Presents programs (distribution of over 400,000)
  • 10 nights of building logo projection
  • 6 tickets to a Long Center Presents show of your choice pending no show restrictions

Event Host Committee

Long Center Board Chair

  • Monica Peraza

Honoree Gala Chairs

  • David G. Booth
  • Lynn Meredith
  • Tommie Meredith

Event Committee

  • Shayna Brown
  • Eric Copper
  • Craig Hester
  • Lisa Lucero
  • Monica Peraza
  • Tom Sellers
  • Kathy Taylor
  • Lynn Yeldell

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Long Center relies on financial support from the community to provide a gathering place for Austinites of every background, and creating experiences that shape and change lives. Learn more.