Support the Kennedy Center as a Member and receive insider access and benefits as a thank you for your gift.
Make a fully-tax deductible gift and support our work across the nation as a National Patron.
Give the gift of time by becoming a Kennedy Center volunteer.
Support our artistic and educational programs across the country when you attend special gala events.
Support Appropriations 50/50
Since 1971, the Kennedy Center has served as President Kennedy’s living memorial, working to fulfill his vision to connect more Americans to the arts—and we need your support.
Any federal appropriations we receive can only be used for the maintenance and operation of the building. This means each year we must raise more than $80 million to support the performances, programming, and educational opportunities that bring the arts to millions of people here in DC and around the world. Without your support, the Kennedy Center would be nothing but an empty building instead of the vibrant, joyful place it is today.
The Kennedy Center is committed to ensuring everyone, both in DC and around the nation, has a community rich in the performing arts. The support of our donors makes it happen! Here's just some of what we accomplished together in the 2018-2019 season.
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states and countries in which the Kennedy Center has education and outreach programs
performances and exhibits at the Kennedy Center
students and educators directly impacted by Kennedy Center school and community programming
Kennedy Center commissioned works
visitors and patrons welcomed to the Center
attendees at free, daily Millennium Stage performances
dedicated student performances
high school students participated in in-depth arts training programs
more public space added with the opening of the REACH
Corporate gifts are an important part of the Center's funding, through both membership in the Corporate Fund and sponsorship opportunities, providing ample options for exposure and activation.
National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera
Support the National Symphony Orchestra’s impact on audiences all over the globe.
Help sustain Washington National Opera’s exceptional performances and educational outreach initiatives around the country.
Honorary & Memorial
A meaningful way to remember someone who loved the Kennedy Center. Please call (202) 416-8041 with questions or to make an honorary gift.
Make the Kennedy Center a part of your legacy by leaving a gift in your will, or making a gift today that provides you income for life and potential tax benefits.