Washington Performing Arts homepage

BOX OFFICE 202.785.9727

Washington Performing Arts’s 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.

Make A Gift


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. Contact Meiyu Tsung, Director of Individual Giving, at Sponsorship@WashingtonPerformingArts.org or (202) 533-1880 to learn more.


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 Washington Performing Arts and corporations


Special Events

Special Events

Support special events that shine a spotlight on Washington Performing Arts’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 Foundations@WashingtonPerformingArts.org



At Washington Performing Arts, we believe that every gift – small or large –has the power to make a difference. In addition to cash gifts in all sizes, there are other ways to support Washington Performing Arts that benefits both.


Washington Performing Arts accepts donations of securities, charitable IRA transfers (eligible for individuals 70 ½ years of age or older), DAFs (donor- advised funds), and gifts by direct wire transfer or ACH transfer. Please contact friends@washingtonperformingarts.org for more information.


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 Washington Performing Arts.


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 Washington Performing Arts to establish your legacy and make a lasting impact.


Support Washington Performing Arts by contributing professional services or hosting events to enhance our mission.


Donate Now




For more information or questions about giving to Washington Performing Arts, call Meiyu Tsung at (202) 533-1880 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, Washington Performing Arts Honorary Board member and Executive Director, External Affairs & Public Policy at Daimler, with bassist Esperanza Spalding and President & CEO Jenny Bilfield; cellist Yo-Yo Ma with 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, Washington Performing Arts past Board chair, and Janice Kim
2. Ambassador of Kosovo and former Washington Performing Arts Junior Board member, Vlora Çitaku, with lahuta player Vasel Shkreli
3. Anne Midgette, former chief classical music critic at The Washington Post;  Tom Gallagher, Washington Performing Arts Board chair, violinist Midori, Washington Performing Arts 2020 Ambassador of the Arts; violinist Miyabi Henriksen, winner of the 2016 and 2019 Feder Memorial String Competitions; Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO; and Stefan Tucker, Chair of the Washington Performing Arts 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. Washington Performing Arts 2019 Annual Gala and Auction:
 Sizzle & Swing at the National Building Museum
3. Students participating in DC Keys – a partnership of Washington Performing Arts and DC Public Schools