Your donation allows us to:
Engage volunteers in meaningful ways with minimal barriers to participate
Improve our physical space and technology
Attract and retain a devoted staff
Offer financial aid for all education programs
Be flexible and resourcesful in times of uncertainty
Hire talented teaching artists for classes, camps, and workshops
Maintain affordable ticket options
Collaborate with new partners who bring fresh perspectives, creativity, and stories
Invest time, energy, and resources to DEI training and endeavors
At Live Arts, there is no “average” donor. Hundreds of gifts of every size help create a strong foundation on which we forge theater and community. Just as our artistic and education programs are strengthened by diversity, so is our base of philanthropic support.
Interested in corporate sponsorship or philanthropy?
We create custom packages designed to fit your goals for community engagement, marketing, and hospitality. Currently seeking show sponsors, Pay-What-You-Can sponsors, and special event sponsors. Please contact Development Director Kathryn Bishop Blessing directly at email@example.com.
2020/21 Year In Review
Reimagining theater during a pandemic has been tough, but also incredibly rewarding. Check out the 2020/21 Impact Report to learn more about what you helped us accomplish during our Forging Ahead Season.
Gift Acceptance Policy
We solicit and accept gifts that further our mission of forging theater and community. In pursuing a gift, we consider how it might benefit Live Arts in the most ethical manner possible, and how it supports our goals and priorities, including our commitment to advance social justice by dismantling the systems, policies, and practices that have perpetuated patterns of institutional and systemic racism.
We encourage unrestricted gifts that enable our Board and staff to be responsive to the evolving and rapidly changing needs of our community.
Our full Fundraising and Gift Acceptance Policy, including detailed criteria and our donor bill of rights, is available here.
Live Arts is registered to receive charitable contributions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A financial statement is available from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services upon request.
Meet our Development Director
Kathryn Bishop Blessing brings more than a decade of arts fundraising experience to Live Arts. Most recently she worked as assistant director of advancement at the Richmond Symphony! Kathryn is in charge of our year-round fundraising program, including major gifts, individual giving, grant writing, sponsorships, planned giving, and events.
If you'd like to sponsor a show, get involved in our next fundraiser, or chat about ways to support Live Arts, drop Kathryn a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.