The Staller Center relies on the generosity and philanthropy of our patrons and community. Most Staller Center offerings are subsidized by grants, sponsorships and individual donations that allow the Center to maintain excellence in programming and to keep ticket prices affordable.

The Friends Make it Happen

The Friends of Staller Center is a wonderful way to support the arts at any level. With special benefits at various levels for donations starting at $50 and above, our friends have helped us raise over four million dollars in the last 32 years. Friends’ funds have been a resource for continual upgrades at Staller Center, from new stage curtains and projection equipment for cinema, to an electronic marquee installed on the front of the building. To support this season's Friends of Staller Center, please contact Bobbie Wien at (631) 632-7232 or click here for the Friends page.

Major Giving Opportunities

In 1988, the Staller family gave Stony Brook University a transformational gift to name the Staller Center in honor of Max & Mary Staller. This leadership in private philanthropy was vital to the success of the Staller Center over the years, and is critical to ensuring the future of the center.  From naming opportunities to endowment gifts, the Staller Center has diverse funding opportunities that will further elevate programming and outreach, enhance the esteemed annual Stony Brook Film Festival, and strengthen its mission as an outstanding, comprehensive arts center.  For more information about making a gift, please contact Katie Stockhammer at (631) 632-4062.


Corporate Sponsorships

Your company can get involved and show their support of the arts and the community by supporting the Staller Center. Corporate sponsorships from businesses receive high impact recognition benefits for their support: fullcolor playbill ads, promotional slides, preferred seating, company logos in brochures, and receptions with the artists, among other opportunities. To find out how to get your company on board, please contact Katie Stockhammer at (631) 632-4062.  Click here to see our current corporate supporters.