Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

65% of $15,000 goal
This campaign ended on March 31, 2023, but you can still make a gift to University of Northern Iowa by clicking here!


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An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $7,500
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An Anonymous DonorRob Ruchotzke gave $1,500

An Anonymous DonorDan Fick gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorMichael Armbrecht gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorLinda Cook gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorKerry Sutherland gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDuane Smith gave $12,500

An Anonymous DonorTim Christian gave $15,000
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About the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

Since opening in 2000, the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) has become a Cedar Valley institution and regional leader in the arts, creating best practices in performing arts education, marketing and event management that have been implemented across the nation. 

UNI is embarking on a $14.9 million renovation and expansion of the GBPAC to improve the patron experience, increase flexible event space and heighten the standard of amenities offered to the center’s growing patron base. The capital improvements will result in approximately 13,000 square feet of new and renovated space in the 125,000 square-foot facility and will include: the replacement and improvement of Great Hall seating; a new multipurpose event space; improved restrooms; a new patron lounge and modernized box office and service counters; an additional drive lane for dropoff; and heightened patron amenities.

Your generous investment will help enhance one of the Cedar Valley's key cultural assets so we can continue to provide world-class performing arts for the state of Iowa.

Challenge Gifts 

GBPAC Renovation Challenge

An anonymous donor will match the first $7,500 contributed to the GBPAC expansion project.

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Gave $15,000 during a Challenge!
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Tim Christian
Gave $15,000 during a Challenge!
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Duane Smith
Gave $12,500 during a Challenge!
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matched a total of $7,500
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Michael Armbrecht
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Threase Harms
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Linda Cook
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Kerry Sutherland
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Dan Fick
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!