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Washington Performing Arts’ stages—both virtual and in person—showcase the creativity and talent of brilliant artists from around the world and in our own community. But, where would the arts be without the generosity of those who believe passionately in their essential role in our lives? Washington Performing Arts is grateful for our supporters, who recognize and share the value of our organization’s guiding motto of “Everybody in, nobody out” equally with our dedication to unforgettable performances and transformative education and community programs.


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Connect your philanthropy to one of our unique giving programs. Thank you!


Program Sponsorship

Program Sponsorship

Support the broader mission of Washington Performing Arts and connect more deeply with an artist you admire in the process: sponsor an artistic, educational, or community program – personally, or on behalf of an organization, company or in honor of another individual


Friends and Chairman’s Circle Programs

 Friends and Chairman’s Circle Programs

Join our annual giving programs that create community, foster friendship, and sustain our programming onstage, in the classroom, and throughout the region

Legacy Society

Legacy Society

Establish estate and planned gifts to sustain our programs for the future


Corporate Partnership

Corporate Partnership

Build meaningful relationships and create alignment of shared values and mission between WPA and corporations


Special Events

Special Events

Support special events that shine a spotlight on WPA’s programs while enjoying unique, mesmerizing experiences


Foundation and Government Giving

Foundation and
Government Giving

Washington Performing Arts also welcomes support from foundations and government entities. To learn more about these avenues, contact Sara Trautman-Yeğenoğlu at 202-533-1899 or email syegenoglu@washingtonperformingarts.org




COVID-19 Stimulus Package / CARES Act
CARES Act for Nonprofits – Friday, March 27, 2020 the Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for nonprofits.

The CARES Act gives individual taxpayers-

New deduction: deduct up to $300 in annual cash charitable contributions per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple). This is particularly beneficial to people who take the standard deduction.

New Charitable Deduction Limits: individuals who itemize can deduct much greater amounts of their cash contributions, up to 100% of their 2020 adjusted gross income, on itemized 2020 tax returns.

Learn more.


Washington Performing Arts accepts donations of cash, securities (see instructions), charitable IRA transfers, donor advised funds, and gifts by direct wire transfer (see instructions) or ACH transfer (see instructions).


Autopilot your philanthropic giving by setting up recurring gifts, which can be scheduled monthly or periodically that fit your budget, to accomplish your philanthropic goals while providing a stable cash flow to WPA.


Check with your employer to find out if your company participates in an employee matching program that can double your impact.


We welcome gifts made in recognition of special individuals and important life events as a meaningful way to amplify the shared values and love for the performing arts.

Planned gifts can also be made in honor of other individuals. To maximize your giving, consider making a planned gift (read more) to WPA to establish your legacy and make a lasting impact.

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For more information or questions about giving to WPA, call Brooke Bartolome at (202) 533-1887 or email Friends@WashingtonPerformingArts.org.


For mailed donations, please address your contribution to:

Washington Performing Arts Advancement
1400 K Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005

Thank you!


Banner images – (from left) Jake Jones, WPA Honorary Board member and Executive Director, External Affairs & Public Policy at Daimler, with bassist Esperanza Spalding and WPA President & CEO, Jenny Bilfield; cellist Yo-Yo Ma with WPA past Board chair Alexine Clement Jackson.

Images above (top row from left)
1. Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant with performance co-sponsors Lydia Micheaux Marshall, WPA past board chair, and Janice Kim
2. Ambassador of Kosovo and former WPA Junior Board member, Vlora Çitaku, with lahuta player Vasel Shkreli
3. Anne Midgette, former chief classical music critic at The Washington Post;  Tom Gallagher, WPA Board chair, violinist Midori, WPA 2020 Ambassador of the Arts; violinist Miyabi Henriksen, winner of 2016 and 2019 WPA Feder Memorial String Competitions; Jenny Bilfield, WPA President & CEO; and Stefan Tucker, Chair of WPA Legacy Society

(bottom row from left)
1. John Mason, Senior Manager, Political Programs and Research at Altria greets maestro Gustavo Dudamel, Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
2. WPA 2019 annual gala and auction at the National Building Museum
3. Students participating in DC Keys – a partnership of WPA and DC Public Schools