Planned Giving & Endowed Gifts
Join our Encore Society

Join the Encore Society and Make a Planned Gift to Tilles Center

Since 1981, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts has been Long Island’s premiere venue for the world’s most talented singers, musicians, dancers, comedians and performers. When you include Tilles Center in your estate plan, you ensure that the highest level of artistic excellence is maintained for generations to come.

When you leave a planned gift to Tilles Center, you are welcomed into our recognition group, the Encore Society. These transformational gifts help to ensure that we can continue our mission for years to come.

Encore Society Membership Benefits

  • As a member of the Encore Society and a supporter of high-quality performing arts, you will have the opportunity to become more involved in the life of Tilles Center.
  • In appreciation of your gift to support Tilles Center's future excellence, you will be invited to attend events especially planned for your enjoyment.
  • With your permission, you will be listed on the roster of Associates in Tilles Center's CenterStage magazine distributed to audiences throughout the season.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Shannon Preston at 516.299.2600 or to learn how you can become a member of the Encore Society. We would be happy to speak with you in confidence, with no obligation.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Tilles Center in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.


Legal name: Long Island University

Designation: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548

Federal tax ID number: 11-1633516

Already included us in your estate plan?

Thank you for your generosity!

If you have already made a gift to Tilles Center, please let us know. We would like to thank you and welcome you into our legacy recognition group, the Encore Society. By letting us know, we can ensure that we fulfill your gift exactly as you intended. Information you share will be kept confidential and we respect any desire to remain anonymous.

Please contact Shannon Preston, Director of Advancement, at 516.299.2600 or


Endowed Gifts

Tilles Center’s Endowment Fund is a permanently invested fund providing regular income for Tilles Center which creates a strong financial base for the organization’s successes. It provides critical support to underwrite world-class performances and arts education programs. Gifts of stocks and securities, or planned legacy gifts, are welcome contributions to Tilles Center’s Endowment Fund.

For more information on how to contribute to Tilles Center’s Endowment Fund, contact Shannon Preston, Director of Advancement, at 516.299.2600 or

Photo: Photographer Gabriel Bienczycki for BalletX. Dancer Shawn Cusseaux.