Giannini Society

The Giannini Society is a prominent group of individual donors who support the School of the Arts annually with a leadership gift of $1,500 or more. These contributions provide a dynamic source of financial support that enables UNCSA to continue its core annual programs and initiatives, including scholarships and guest artists. 

Donors at this level enjoy a host of special benefits such as donor recognition and invitations to exclusive events.

For more information about the Giannini Society, please contact the Office of Advancement at 336-770-3330.

Gift Levels & Benefits

Giannini Society Member

Unrestricted gift of $1,500
($1,500 tax deductible*) 

  • Exclusive Giannini Society member lapel pin
  • Invitation to a Giannini Society trip
  • Invitation to two exclusive Giannini Society events per year featuring students, deans and faculty
  • Recognition as Giannini Society supporter in yearly Annual Report and other publications
  • Advance ticket purchasing for UNCSA’s The Nutcracker and yearly featured performance
  • Invitation to college and high school commencements

Giannini Society Performer

Unrestricted gift of $2,500
($2,500 tax deductible*)

All Giannini Member benefits listed above, plus:

  • Opportunity to sit in on one UNCSA master class

Giannini Society Director

Unrestricted gift of $5,000
($5,000 tax deductible*)

All Giannini Performer benefits listed above, plus:

  • Advanced notice and booking opportunity for Giannini Society trips
  • Invitation to special student performances

Giannini Society Producer

Unrestricted gift of $10,000
($9,400 tax deductible*)

All Giannini Director benefits listed above, plus:

  • Backstage tour of a UNCSA production
  • Opportunity to have a free one-hour student or student group performance in your home ($600 value)

Chancellor's Circle

Unrestricted gift of $25,000+
($24,400 tax-deductible*)
Help the Chancellor take the school to the next level of performance. 

All Giannini Producer benefits listed above, plus:

  • Invitation to an annual intimate dinner with the Chancellor
  • Invitation to special events with the Chancellor and/or special guests and dignitaries

*Donors may waive, in writing, benefits that reduce tax deductibility at the time their gift is made.