University of Iowa

Hancher donor levels and associated benefits

Hancher donors receive a variety of benefits as thanks for their support. Benefit information is mailed to contributors every August for gifts made during the preceding giving year.

Become a Hancher Donor


Supporter $250–$499
Aspiring Supporter* $125–$249

  • Opportunity to order tickets, during season announcement period, before the general public (begins at $100 giving level)**
  • Unique Hancher updates

Patron $500–$999
Aspiring Patron* $250–$499

  • 10% discount at Hancher Showcase (listed on your tickets)
  • All benefits associated with preceding levels

Advocate $1,000–$2,999
Aspiring Advocate* $500–$1,499

  • Invitations to Advocate Events
  • First seating priority during season announcement period**
  • All benefits associated with preceding levels

Partner $3,000–$4,999
Aspiring Partner* $1,500–$2,499

  • Partner recognition in brochures, playbills, and on website
  • Invitation to annual Partners Party and other special experiences
  • All benefits associated with preceding levels

Believer $5,000–$9,999
Aspiring Believer* $2,500–$4,999

  • Additional recognition of your support of a select event in brochures, playbills, and on website
  • A toast to you, with a total of four drink passes for the Stanley Café
  • All benefits associated with preceding levels

Promoter $10,000–$19,999
Aspiring Promoter* $5,000–$9,999

  • Additional recognition of your support of a landmark event in brochures, playbills and on website
  • Opportunity to meet an artist before or after a select performance
  • Your name in lights in our lobby during your supported event
  • A toast to you – four additional drink passes (a total of eight) for the Stanley Café
  • All benefits associated with preceding levels

Director $20,000–$39,999
Aspiring Director* $10,000–$19,999

  • VIP greenroom experience for you and a table of your guests before a select performance
  • A toast to you – four additional drink passes (a total of 12) for the Stanley Café
  • All benefits associated with preceding levels

Producer $40,000+
Aspiring Producer* $20,000+

  • Unique personalized Hancher experience, the opportunity of a lifetime
  • A toast to you – a total of 12 drink passes for the Stanley Café
  • All benefits associated with preceding levels

*The Aspiring levels are for patrons age 35 and younger. Please provide your date of birth with your pledge or donation to qualify.

**Seating priority is first offered to all donors who give $1,000 or more annually, followed by all other donors who give $100 or more annually. Seating order in each group is based on total lifetime giving.

For More Information: 

Chuck Swanson
Building A Legacy Executive Director
(319) 335-1133

Devin van Holsteijn
Associate Director of Development
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
(319) 467-3658