In honor of President John F. Kennedy, we are celebrating one of the enduring ideals inspired by his legacy — gratitude.

This Giving Tuesday, we are reflecting on all of the things for which we are grateful:

We are grateful our global artistic and educational programming reaches over 11 million people each year, creating a network of arts educators that impact students of all backgrounds and abilities.

We are grateful for the power of the performing arts to enrich and transform students’ lives, creating the next generation of artists, arts educators, and arts enthusiasts.

Most of all, we are grateful for your belief in the importance of arts education!

You make it possible for over 11 million people a year to learn from and be inspired by the arts. Whether learning, watching, or performing, students across our nation are impacted by the Kennedy Center’s commitment to bring the arts into the lives of those who need them the most.

Practice gratitude with us. Make a special gift today in support of these powerful educational programs.

Share your personal stories of gratitude and the impact of arts education in your life with us on Twitter with #imgrateful.

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Giving Tuesday gifts in support of Kennedy Center educational programming are outside of any existing Membership contributions.


"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

President John F. Kennedy