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. From our arts education programs to outstanding activities, exhibitions, and events at the Suffolk Center, your contribution supports both our local economy and our community’s spirit.

Your donation is an investment in Suffolk. Your contribution, no matter how small the amount, helps create a big impact and supports Suffolk Center arts education programs and services that enrich the lives of everyone in Suffolk – not just in theaters and galleries, but in homes, schools, and the community.

Donation 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.

To donate online, please click button below and either login with an existing account, create a new account, or click “SKIP LOGIN AND PROCEED TO CHECKOUT”.


The arts are good for business. Our arts education program is fostering a more creative and innovative workforce. Our facility provides cultural amenities that create vibrancy for those who live and work here, while inviting others to Suffolk. Dozens of businesses in Tidewater understand the signifiance of arts and culture to the workforce, local economy, and budding business community. The arts really are good for business. If your company wants to invest in our mission, contact Susan Lawrence, Executive Director, today at 757-923-0003.

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. Sponsorship opportunities also are available for smaller installations and thematic exhibitions highlighting works and facilities. 

Exhibition sponsors with Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts receive prominent exposure and acknowledgement before, during, and after the run of the exhibition or performance. 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 Susan Lawrence, Executive Director, today at 757-923-0003.

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 where it all happens, by purchasing the naming rights to a piece of the Center.

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 

  • Northeast Wing Suite – $500,000
  • Theater Scene Shop – $50,000
  • Headliner Dressing Room – $15,000
  • Theater/Freight Elevator – $10,000
  • Service Elevator – $10,000
  • Rehearsal Hall Storage – $5,000
  • 5-Set Window (2 available) – $3,000
  • Stairway to Knowledge – $2,000 per name (Suffolk Teachers Only)
  • Meditation Benches (9) – $1,000 each
  • 2-Set Window (12) – $750
  • Front Garden Pavers (152) = $1000
  • Theater Seats – $500 each
  • Bar Stools – $500 each
  • Small Front Garden Pavers (4) – $250 each

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 Development Director, Susan Lawrence, at 757-923-0003.

Your forever gift will ensure the sustainability of our community’s cultural heartbeat for generations to come. Make plans to include Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts in your estate planning. Your gift today will help assure that the show does indeed go on for our children, grandchildren, and all of the citizens who will make Suffolk their home.

Types of Gifts

  • Cash
  • Appreciated Stock
  • Bequest by Will
  • Life Insurance Trust
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Retirement Funds

For more information about contributing to Suffolk Center through estate planning, please contact Development Director, Susan Lawrence, at 757-923-0003.

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 Development Director, Susan Lawrence, at 757-923-0003.

There are many ways to support the Suffolk Center – when you take a class, buy tickets to a performance, host an event, buy a gift at Jester’s Gift Shop or just tell a friend about all the great things going on at the Center, you are making a difference.

From our opening in 2006 until now it is our members who have made it possible for thousands of people to enjoy top-rated performances and experience creative expression in many forms.

Membership is YOUR way of making sure that children have a place to watch in wide-eyed amazement as the magic of a favorite story unfolds onstage; of bringing national and regional performing artists to the Suffolk Center’s stage. It’s YOUR way of allowing children and adults to explore their own creative expression through classes and workshops. It’s YOUR way of positively impacting our community through the arts.

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 call us at 757-923-0003.


If you make online purchases through Amazon.com, please consider connecting your account to Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts through Amazon Smile. Simply go to Amazon Smile, search “Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts,” and choose us as your charity of choice. From that point on, a percentage of your purchases will be donated by Amazon to Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. It costs you nothing; you simply spend as you always have and the arts in Suffolk will reap the benefits.