Friends of GPAC


Since 1975, the Givens Performing Arts Center has invested a commitment of bringing the best of the performing arts to the southeast region of North Carolina. Making your performing arts center work requires the work, energy and talents of many, including a special group - The Friends of GPAC. You can join this elite group and help to ensure the arts continue. As a Friend, you will be entitled to special benefits, as listed below. Please help us to continue to grow by giving!

You can join the Friends of GPAC online today! Go to and find the drop down menu for Givens Performing Arts Center or call the GPAC team at 910.521.6361 for donation assistance.


Friends of GPAC 2020-2021

SUPERSTAR: ($1,000 and above)

Brad & Twilla Allen   
Bob & Faye Caton
Jodi W. Phelps
Kemp & Sylvia G. Stewart
Tommy & Marion Thompson
Adolphus Lee Turner

CONDUCTOR: ($500 or more)

Dr. James & Paula Bass
Dr. Cherry M. Beasley
Mike E. Brown & Floyd Locklear
Greg Givens
Phil & Gail McRae
Don & Linda Metzger
Jerry & Djuana Register

PRODUCER: ($250-$499)

Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Berry
Ila Killian
Cindy & Bill Peele
Sara Coble Simmons
Mr. & Mrs. Merle Summers
William & Mammie Tubbs

DIRECTOR: ($100-$249)

Maxine Amos
Dorothy L. Blue
Myrta Cox
Curt & Janice Locklear
Sidney Lanier Book Club
Chris & Emily Summers
Sheila Swift
Ruthy Tremblay
Steve Varley
John Weber

PATRON: ($50-$99)

John & Carolyn Beranek
Sara Burns
Judy Chavis
M. Locklear
Duncan & Joy McGugan
Sarah Jane Oxendine 
Bobbie A. Scott
Paula & Karen van Zandt

SUPPORTER: ($20-$49)

Mr. Ron Chavis
Tina Locklear
Dr. Cynthia Mienczinkowski
Sarah Oswald
Bill & Betty Smith