The Kennedy Center

Support John F. Kennedy's living memorial and our nation's center for engagement in arts and culture

Ways to Support the Kennedy Center

Support Through Membership

Be a Member of our nation’s premier cultural arts and entertainment center and receive exclusive benefits.


Make a Donation

Play a critical role in advancing the Kennedy Center’s mission in communities throughout our nation.



Give the gift of time by becoming a Friend of the Kennedy Center.


If you believe President Kennedy’s vision to connect more Americans to the arts is vital to our nation, please help support the Kennedy Center today!

Since 1971 the Kennedy Center has served as President Kennedy’s living memorial.

We must raise over $80 million annually in order to operate

Federal appropriations we receive cover only operation and maintenance of the building, which means each year we must raise more than $80 million to support performances, programming, and educational opportunities that expose millions of people of all ages to the arts.

Your support makes a difference

Your support in fulfilling President Kennedy’s vision is crucial. Please help sustain the excellence of the Kennedy Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera by supporting the Center today!

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Support the Arts in America

The Kennedy Center is a non-profit institution, and your tax-deductible gift helps expand our arts and education offerings throughout the country.

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National Symphony Orchestra

Support the National Symphony Orchestra’s impact on audiences all over the globe as they perform and take part in unique events.

Washington National Opera

Help sustain the Washington National Opera’s exceptional performances and outreach initiatives to ensure the importance of Opera for future generations.

Other Ways to Give to the Kennedy Center

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.

Gifts Through Your Will

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.

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Corporate Support

Provide vital support through donations and sponsorships for the Center’s many programs and receive unparalleled benefits and community investment.

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Membership Office

(202) 416-8310

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Circles Office

(202) 416-8068

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Corporate Fund Office

(202) 416-8426

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.