The Kennedy Center

Be a part of the legacy of patrons who support arts and education across our nation.

Help fulfill President Kennedy’s dream of strengthening our nation’s cultural engagement and ensuring our vital arts and education initiatives reach more people in more communities across the nation!

Become a Kennedy Center National Patron of the Arts

When you donate, you become a Kennedy Center National Patron of the Arts and play a critical role in advancing our shared mission to foster greater understanding and appreciation of the performing arts in every corner of America.

Inspire and educate over 11 million Americans per year

Nurture young artists through training & development programs

Promote the arts and arts education throughout our nation

Support the diversity of arts and artistic performances

Receive a tax benefit for your support

Support the Arts Across America

Your charitable donation will directly support programs and initiatives at the Kennedy Center that encourage involvement and engagement with arts across the country.


Kennedy Center Programs by State

Ways Your Donation Makes an Impact Make an Impact


ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center’s educational media arm, reaching out to schools, communities, individuals and families with printed materials, classroom support and Internet technologies.

Changing Education Through the Arts

Empowers teachers to learn new strategies to teach arts programming and integrate the arts with other subject areas.

Ensuring the Arts for any Given Child

Helps communities develop and implement strategic plans to ensure that every K-8 student has access to arts education.

Explore the Arts Adult Education

Allows adult audiences to gain a greater understanding of the arts through participatory workshops, demonstrations, master classes, open rehearsals, and much more.

Intensive Artist Training Programs

Includes the NSO Summer Music Institute, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and the WNO Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.

Free Performances At The Millennium Stage

Free performances 365 days per year at the Kennedy Center, featuring more than 26,000 performers from all 50 states and more than 40 countries.

Other Ways to Give to the Kennedy Center

Become a Member

When you’re a Member, you will receive exclusive access and incredible benefits while supporting the Kennedy Center and JFK’s legacy.

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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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National Patrons

(202) 416-8310

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