Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Kennedy Center!  If you have a question not answered here, please get in touch with us!

Ways to Donate

The Kennedy Center, NSO, and WNO are pleased to accept contributions via your preferred donation method.  If you have questions about how to give that are not covered here, please contact us at or (202) 416-8310.


Visit our Support page, where you can easily select if you are interested in making a Membership gift and receiving benefits or making a fully tax-deductible donation, as well as information on corporate support, volunteering, special events, and more.


Please call our office at (202) 416-8310 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.


Please send your contribution to the below address. If sending a check, please make the check payable to The Kennedy Center, and add any additional designations or information in the 'Notes' field.

The Kennedy Center
Attn: Development
P.O. Box 101510
Arlington, VA 22210

Wire Transfers

Please send any wire transfers to:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Bank name: Capital One Bank
Bank address: 0700 Capital One Way, Glen Allen, VA 23060
ABA routing number: 065000090
Account name: Development Deposit Account
Account number: 1361073564

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

We are pleased to accept donations of publicly traded securities. Stock transfer instructions can be found here. Please do not send gifts of stock directly to the Kennedy Center. As security transfers are handled anonymously however, please let us know to expect the gift by emailing so we may acknowledge your generosity as well as provide a receipt for income tax purposes. 

Donor Advised Funds

You are welcome to make contributions via Donor Advised Funds and other types of foundations. Please note that due to regulations regarding these types of donations, the Kennedy Center may be unable to accept them as payment for gifts which entitle you to tangible benefits, such as Membership gifts or special event payments. For more questions, please contact us.

Tax ID

Should you need it, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art's Tax ID is 53-0245017.  Our physical address is 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566.

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