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Thank you for your interest in supporting the Shannon Center.

As a Friend of the Shannon Center, your gift will help support the Center’s educational and performance programming, as well as the upkeep of the facility. This will keep the Center operating smoothly, while continuing to maintain the warmth and friendliness it has established over the past two decades.

The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts is part of Whittier College, a non-profit organization. Gifts are tax deductible and can be made in several ways.

Make a gift by check

You can make your check payable to Whittier College and mail it to: Friends of the Shannon Center, 13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90608.

Make a gift by phone

Call the box office at 562.907.4203 to make a gift using a credit or debit card.

Make a gift online

Making a gift online is the easiest and fastest way to support the Shannon Center. You can donate online by going to the Whittier College Giving web page. Once you are there, click on the “Choose Other Designations” link under GIFT INFORMATION and then scroll down to select “Friends of the Shannon Center” under OTHER. You can also type “shannon” in the search box and select from there.  

Naming Opportunities

Perfect as a token of gratitude, remembrance, or tribute, the Ruth B. Shannon Center has a number of naming opportunities available to the general public including seats and specific areas of the theatre.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A trademark of the Ruth B. Shannon Center is its commitment to accessible arts and culture. Your business, corporation, or foundation can make this possible through the sponsorship of an event, series, or season.

Friends of the Shannon Center

By becoming a Friend of the Shannon Center, you will receive special Friends of the Shannon Center communications, a membership card entitling the the holder to a 10% discount at California Grill, and exclusive invitation to our annual backstage tour, and listing in the Shannon Center’s printed programs and lobby monitors. There are two ways to join.


Support the arts with a monetary contribution. By giving directly to the Shannon Center, Patrons of all levels ensure that every dollar benefits the Performing Arts Center and its community-accessible programming.

  • Celebrity $1,000
  • Star $500 – $999
  • Leading Role $250 – $499
  • Performer $100 – $249
  • Understudy $50 – $99

Guild Members

Guild members are members of the community who support the arts by donating their time to the Shannon Center. Members typically serve as greeters or ushers, help plan special events and receptions, are actively involved in raising support for the Shannon Center, and serve as its ambassadors. Volunteers must serve at least 10 hours per year to become a Guild Member.

Board Meetings

The Friends of the Shannon Center meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. in the Shannon Center’s Founders Room.