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By donating to the Center you’re investing in real transformation in the lives of young people.

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“My role as an Artist is to bring happiness and music into the world and into my community. I love performing for my community. It makes me feel so happy and proud of what I do.”

Beatrice, East Bay Center Student

Choose Your Way of Giving

No program in youth development and the arts can fulfill its mission without the ongoing assistance of people who know the power of imagination and joy in young people’s lives.  Your gift will provide children, youth and young adults in Richmond and the East Bay with the professional faculty, environment and support services required to advance their health and self-determination in a complex and too often inequitable world.

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A planned gift to East Bay Center will help provide a strong foundation so that new generations of young people will benefit from our robust programs.

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Donating stocks and mutual funds is a tax-wise approach to supporting young artists to illuminate their fullest capacity as human beings through training in the arts.

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If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit East Bay Center, reduce your required minimum distribution, and receive tax benefits in return.

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Double or even triple your donation to the Center with your employer’s matching gift program. Many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees.

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Help address the ongoing – and at times urgent – needs our students, their families and recent alumni face throughout the year.

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In-kind donations for the Center come in many forms, from food and beverage, to printing services and production equipment.

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Our organization and students have benefited over the years by the hundreds of instruments donated to the Center from generous supporters.

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Partner with East Bay Center and support the Richmond community, by sustaining programs that enrich the lives of thousands of youth.

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts is a tax-exempt, charitable organization incorporated in 1969 under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.



East Bay Center for the Performing Arts (“the Center”) places a high priority on and is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. To this end, we will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names, contact information or other personal details with any other entity.

The Center uses details such as giving information to better understand our donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on our plans and activities. At times, this information may be shared with staff, Board members, volunteers and consultants on a “need-to-know” basis, and will be held in strict confidentiality and used with highest integrity. Donors who wish to give anonymously will be handled and treated as such.

This policy applies to all information received by the Center, both online and offline, as well as through any electronic, written or oral communications. To the extent that donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the gift.

If you have comments or questions about the Center’s Donor Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to reach out.

For More Information

Please contact Casey Lee Thorne, Individual Giving Manager