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The Center for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational, arts, and cultural organization. Your Individual Partner contribution is 100% tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. View the Center's Gift Acceptance Policy.

Our Mission The mission of the Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Indiana community through enriching arts experiences.

Contact Us
Questions about Individual Giving:
Kathy Pataluch, MPA

Questions about Corporate or Foundation Giving:
Lindsay Fish

Ways to Give

Aside from cash donations, there are many ways to contribute to the Center that offer tax advantages and other features to match your financial needs and philanthropic interests.



  Give from your donor-advised fund (DAF)

You can now initiate a grant recommendation from your donor-advised fund, or DAF, using the link below. Start typing the name of your fund provider, and the system will prompt you through the process.


line drawing of a pie chart Gifts of stock and appreciated securities

You can use stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in value. We make the process simple.


 Dollar sign icon  Roll over your IRA distribution

If you are at least 72 years old, you may make a tax-free charitable gift to the Center directly from your traditional IRA.* Any IRA gift made will be considered part of your required minimum distribution (RMD). You can effectively reduce your taxable income for the year while making a generous gift to support our work.


  Request a match from your employer

Many companies offer programs in which they match their employees’ (and sometimes retired employees’) charitable gifts. Check with your human resources department to find out if your company offers a matching gift and if the Center falls within its guidelines.


Make a planned gift

Writing or updating your will probably didn’t make your list of New Year’s resolutions – but hear us out. By making a planned gift to the Center, you’ll become part of our newly formed Legacy Society and help guarantee that the enriching and inspiring work you’re already part of can continue for generations to come.


Thank you for believing in the vital role played by the Center for the Performing Arts. Your generosity has a powerful impact on the cultural offerings for the community. Questions regarding giving methods can be directed to Kendra M. Latta, Vice President of Development, at or 317.819.3528.

This material is for information only and is not tax or accounting advice. Please consult your tax advisor.


* or 70½ years old prior to January 1, 2020