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WAYS TO GIVE

WAYS TO GIVE

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts contributes to making Suffolk, VA a vibrant place where people can discover, experience, and celebrate the visual and performing arts. Your contribution makes it possible for more than 30,000 children and adults to experience outstanding performances, arts education programs, gallery exhibits, and special events at the Suffolk Center.

Members are the heart and soul of the Suffolk Center!  We couldn’t do what we do without their support, year after year.  They value what the Suffolk Center offers to the community and their financial gifts make sure these arts events continue to be available for everyone to take part in.  Each member is important!

Membership is your way of positively impacting our community through the arts.  Members also enjoy some great benefits. You can simplify your support of the Suffolk Center by becoming a Sustaining Member. Click on Member Benefits to learn more.

Because the SCCA Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, members and donors may enjoy the benefit of tax deductions to the extent permitted by law. To become a member, please click below or contact Susan Stone, Development Director, 757-923-0003 ext. 102, susan.stone@suffolkcenter.org.

MEMBER BENEFITS
BECOME A MEMBER ONLINE

Your donation is an investment in people – in children and adults who have the thrill of experiencing the arts.  Your contribution, no matter the amount, makes an impact and supports arts education programs not only at the Suffolk Center, but in schools, homes and our community.

To donate online, please click button below and follow the prompts.

MAKE A DONATION

A donation to the Suffolk Center can be a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a friend or loved one. Because the SCCA Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, donors may enjoy the benefit of tax deductions to the extent permitted by law. To donate to the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, please click below or call us at 757-923-0003.

Celebration Gifts

There are many special occasions in life, and a gift to the Suffolk Center is a perfect way to celebrate those milestones:

  • Birthdays
  • Wedding Anniversaries
  • New Job
  • Graduation
  • New Home
  • Job Promotion
  • New Baby

Make a gift that will bring joy to the honoree and support the arts!

Jimmy Spain Education Fund

William J. (Jimmy) Spain was one of the first Suffolk Center board members and a major donor who believed strongly in art education.  Upon his death in 2011, he left a major gift that was used to establish the Jimmy Spain Education Fund.  Thanks to his generosity, this fund makes possible a myriad of educational opportunities from student scholarships to resources to enhance our educational programming.

We welcome donations to the Jimmy Spain Education Fund to continue his legacy of excellence in art education for students of all ages.

Donate Here

Most of us would like to think we’ve made a difference as we’ve gone through life.  It is important to leave a legacy, something good that will continue after our lifetime.

There is an act of generosity that can transform lives forever.  For many people it is the most satisfying, and exciting, donation they’ll ever make.

It is a charitable gift in their will.

The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts has established the  Legacy Society to recognize those who have left a bequest to the Center in their estate plans.   This extraordinary group of people have the vision to ensure this vibrant arts venue will be available for generations to come.

Types of Gifts

  • Cash
  • Bequest by Will
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary
  • Retirement Funds
  • Appreciated Stock

For more information on becoming a member of the Legacy Society, please contact the Susan Stone, Development Director at 757-923-0003 ext. 103, or susan.stone@suffolkcenter.org

Exhibition, Advertising, and Performance Sponsorships at Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts offer significant philanthropic and marketing opportunities. Special sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. We will work with you to develop a plan that meets your objectives and budget. Suffolk Center is delighted to partner with corporations, foundations, and individuals to present exciting exhibitions to our large local, regional, and national audience.

Exhibit and performance sponsors with Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts receive prominent exposure and acknowledgement before, during, and after the run of the exhibition. Depending on the level of sponsorship, benefits may include:

  • Logo credit in all program materials, including invitations, playbills, signage, press releases, the website, and mailings
  • Opportunity to create advertising and promotional material in consultation with Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts to generate visibility in connection with sponsorship
  • Opportunity to create a link between your website and Suffolk Center for Cultural Art’s website
  • Complimentary private tours for VIPs and guests

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Darlene Keyt, Special Events and Sales Manager, today at 757-923-0003, etc. 112.

If your company has a matching gift program, your contribution to Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts can be generously increased and will do even more to  support the mission. For more information about setting up employer match donations, please contact Susan Stone, Development Director, at 757-923-0003, ext. 102, susan.stone@suffolkcenter.org.

Dozens of businesses in Hampton Roads understand the significance of arts and culture to the workforce, local economy, and budding business community.  As a cornerstone of our vibrant downtown, the Suffolk Center is

  • providing our community with a facility for the arts and a venue for community gatherings,
  • providing multi-cultural education programs, performances, and activities for diverse audiences, and
  • contributing to the economic vitality of Suffolk.

The arts are good for business!  If your company would like to invest in our mission, please contact Susan Stone, Development Director, 757-923-0003, ext. 102, susan.stone@suffolkcenter.org.

William J. (Jimmy) Spain was one of the first Suffolk Center board members and a major donor who believed strongly in art education.  Upon his death in 2011, he left a major gift that was used to establish the Jimmy Spain Education Fund.  Thanks to his generosity, this fund makes possible a myriad of educational opportunities from student scholarships to resources to enhance our educational programming.

We welcome donations to the Jimmy Spain Education Fund to continue his legacy of excellence in art education for students of all ages.

Donate Here

When a person becomes engaged with the arts, the experience leaves a lasting mark—in the form of confidence, discipline, creativity and skills to succeed in life. Our generous donors have the opportunity to leave their lasting mark through a variety of naming opportunities.

When you purchase a Naming Opportunity, you let all of our visitors know that you, your loved one or your business value and support the positive impact of the arts on our community. As a token of the lasting value that your gift will have in the lives of your neighbors, a permanent plaque with your chosen inscription will be placed in the Center.

Permanent Available Naming Options 

  • Theater Seat — $500
  • 2-Set Window — $750
  • Front Garden Pavers — $1,000
  • Stairway to Knowledge — $2,000 per name (Suffolk Teachers Only)
  • 5-Set Window — $3,000
  • Rehearsal Hall Anteroom — $5,000
  • Service Elevator — $10,000
  • Theater/Freight Elevator – $10,000
  • Headliner Dressing Room — $15,000
  • Theater Scene Shop — $50,000

For more information on how you or your company can support the Suffolk Center and its programs through Naming Opportunities or any other type of gift, please contact Susan Stone, Development Director, at 757-923-0003, ext. 102, susan.stone@suffolkcenter.org.