As UC Davis prepares to open its new $53.5 million performing
arts facility this fall, the campaign has reached the broad-
based phase of its fund-raising campaign.
Donors will have opportunities to name seats in Barbara K.
and W. Turrentine Jackson Hall and paving stones in the one-
acre entry park facing the Mondavi Center.
The Center for the Arts campaign was given a big boost in
September when vintner Robert Mondavi and his wife, Margrit,
gave $10 million to name the main performance hall and studio
The opening season festival for the Robert and Margrit
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts begins Oct. 3 and
continues with six weeks of events.
Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef said he hoped members of the
community will be inspired to lend support to the project.
"I strongly believe that every arts organization, every
audience member, every performing artist and every student
from the Napa Valley to the Lake Tahoe basin will be enriched
beyond measure by the Mondavi Center," Vanderhoef said.
"Its stages will serve as a showcase for internationally
acclaimed artists, a catalyst for regional performing arts
organizations, a classroom for arts education and outreach
activities, and an arts laboratory where UC Davis faculty and
students will be able to experiment with the power of
Gift giving is not limited to just naming seats and paving
stones, said Anne Bishop, director of major gifts in the
Development Office. For those interested in making a larger
gift to the center, opportunities exist to name more
significant features of the building and surrounding areas-
including the $2.5 million studio theater.
Bishop pointed out that the Center for the Arts campaign is
still going strong, with more than $29 million raised so far
from organizations, alumni and friends.
For the seats campaign, donors can name a seat in the 1,800-
seat Barbara K. and W. Turrentine Jackson Hall for $2,500. In
recognition, a plaque bearing the name will be attached to
For $1,000, donors may name a paving stone at the Mondavi
Center. And for $500, they may place a name on a listing to
be etched onto the paving stones at the fountain plaza in
front of the center.
For a gift of $7,500, donors may name two adjacent seats and
reserve the right to sit in those seats for most of the
Mondavi Center's opening season performances.
Visit the Web at www.MondaviArts.org to find out how
to make a donation for the seats and stones campaign.
For those wanting to make larger contributions, contact
Bishop at (530) 757-3390, firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Verena Young, UC Davis Presents Director of Development,
(530) 757-3466, email@example.com.