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Friends and Chairman's Circle are annual giving programs that sustain our wide-ranging artistic work that inspires, educates, and connects us. Join the Friends program today with a gift of $75 or more, or the Chairman’s Circle of our leadership supporters with a gift of $2,500 or more, and partner with us to bring Washington Performing Arts’ mission to life and to deepen your connection with other arts lovers.

With our pivot to delivering artistic contents digitally in the months ahead, we are working to create new Friends benefit offerings—in light of COVID-19— that will complement our digital experiences and continue to deepen connection and to foster the warm welcome and community that is core to Washington Performing Arts.​




You may have heard about our Champion Fund launched this spring. During this challenging and uncertain time, we believe the arts—as refuge, solace, self-expression, and release—are essential, now more than ever. Washington Performing Arts is committed to bringing you great art and arts education and we will continue to elevate the arts on our main stage, in the community, and in the classroom – both in person or digital.

To do so, we need your support urgently. All gifts this season, no matter how large or small, are more critical than ever in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Every donor who supports Washington Performing Arts during this period with a new or increased gift in connection with their Friends and Chairman’s Circle renewal will also be recognized as supporters to the Champion Fund. And all new and increased gifts will be matched, dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000, by one of our generous and dedicated Board members. Learn more.

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Thank you for your generous support.




For questions about the Friends or Chairman's Circle programs or to join by phone, please call Meiyu Tsung at (202) 533-1880 or email

Interested in other ways to give to Washington Performing Arts, or giving vehicles that we accept? Learn more.


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 - (from left) Composer Christopher Tin chats with Jenny Bilfield, WPA President & CEO; Jake Jones, WPA Honorary Board member and Executive Director, External Affairs & Public Policy at Daimler, and wife Veronica Nyhan-Jones visit jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker backstage; WPA Junior Board member Manasi Tirodkar and husband Ajay Tirodkar pose at a WPA event; former Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey and Australian Embassy Cultural Affairs Manager and WPA Junior Board member, Rebecca Allen, greet members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Ambassador’s residence.