In 1995, the opening of the Center for Performing Arts transformed the image of Chicago Southland into a vibrant cultural destination.

We are grateful to those who have made our success possible, and offer a variety of ways for community members, philanthropists and businesses to get involved:

Annual Fund

Ensures that The Center can continue to present the same high-quality performers and performances that you have enjoyed in the past, while maintaining affordable ticket prices.

Ralph C. Medhurst Children's Fund

Dedicated to providing free admission and related educational resource materials to Arts in Education programs for economically challenged youth. Your investment in these youth today will return high dividends for our community's future leaders.

Your Seat in the Spotlight

With a gift of $500, your name, or the name of a loved one you choose to honor, will be engraved on a permanent brass plaque on the back of a luxurious, custom-designed seat.

Memorial and Honor Gifts

A donation to The Center can be the perfect way to commemorate birthdays or anniversaries, celebrate births or remember a recently deceased friend or relative. Instead of sending a promotional or holiday gift to each of your customers, send a donation to The Center. We will send them a special card telling them of your generosity and your support of culture in the Southland.

Contact us

Information on planned giving options and corporate sponsorships of any performance and/or series is available by contacting the Interim Vice President of Development, Will Davis, at 708.235.7494. 
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