Make a Gift

What we do is not possible without you!

If, over the past sixteen seasons, you’ve found yourself inspired, transported, or entertained by some of the incredible artists presented on the Hett’s stage, then I hope that you will take a moment to support our mission. Help us to keep McKendree Presents thriving for years to come!

More ways to give:


Monthly recurring gifts are a convenient way to provide ongoing support without putting a strain on your budget. On our "Support the Hett" donation page, select "recurring gift" under additional information.


Memorial Giving / planned giving will help secure the future of the arets and create your own legecy of generousity to the cultural richness of our community.


Corporate Gift Matching helps your donation to the Hett go further


Required Minimum Distributions can offset taxes by making a qualified charitable donation.

Support from individual Friends of the Hett members make our season possible (and make each season better than the previous one)!

When you donate to the Friends of the Hett or purchase a ticket to an event, you demonstrate your belief in the value of the performing arts. You know that the hope, joy, and inspiration that come from great art are not a luxury. Art is essential. I hope you will consider making a gift to the Hett today.

To make a gift please call the box office at 618-537-6863, send your check via US Mail made payable to McKendree University (annotate the Hett in the memo line), or click the "Make a Gift" button on the right side of this page.


Friends of the Hett Benefits

Supporter - $100 +

  • Advance ticket purchase privilege (limit 5 per show during early sales period)

  • Ticket exchange privilege

Patron - $250 +

  • All the above, plus:

  • Invitation for 2 to our Annual Preview Event.
  • VIP invitations (pre-show events, meet and greets)

Benefactor - $500 +

  •  All the above, plus:

  •  Two (2) tickets to any performance

Star - $1,000 +

  • All the above, plus:

  • Six (6) tickets to be used at any performance throughout the season

  • Priority seating – you pick your seats before tickets go on sale

Director's Circle - $2,500 +

  • All the above, plus:

  • Twelve (12) tickets to be used at any performance throughout the season
  • Parking in Lot B

  • Complimentary beverages and private lounge

  • Pre-show meet & greets with artists, when available
  • Concierge box office service

  • No ticket limit during pre-sale

  • Never a waiting list