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We all see the impact of brilliant creativity and talent in the world’s most prolific performers, but where would the arts be without the generosity of those who believe passionately in their essential role in our lives? Supporters of Washington Performing Arts recognize the value of our organization’s equal dedication to unforgettable live performances and life-changing education and community programs.

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Due to the ongoing coronvirus/COVID-19 threat, all Friends events through June 10 have either been canceled or postponed (TBD). Current Friends will be notified directly when new information for rescheduled events is available; this updated information will also be posted on our website at that time.

If you have questions about the Friends or Chairman's Circle programs, or to join by phone, please call Brooke Lamell at (202) 533-1887 or email

We accept donations of securities, charitable IRA transfers, and gifts by direct wire transfer! Please use Washington Performing Arts’ EIN 52-6062439 and refer to our Stock Transfer Instructions and Wire Transfer Instructions for more information, or call (202) 533-1887 with any questions.

Pictured above: (left) Board member Jake Jones, Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding, and President & CEO Jenny Bilfield; (right) Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and past Board chair Alexine Jackson