“The cultural life of the city matters not so much for the culture itself, but in what cultural things can do for a community.”
– Dorothy Chandler
– Dorothy Chandler
Lifting up the performing arts in Los Angeles is a unique opportunity that we can take on together. At the Music Center Foundation, we’re honored to serve alongside and provide a base of support to our renowned Resident Companies.
By making a gift through the Foundation, you can be a part of lifting up inspirational new work that threads our community together through a vibrant, emotional connection to the performing arts.
When patrons experience a performance together, their spirits are lifted and a community is built over one magical evening. Your gift will help these artists explore new depths and rise to heights otherwise out of reach.
Like Dorothy Chandler, the impact of a donor’s gift is amplified by its ability to change the city.
Founded in 1973, the Music Center Foundation is an independent public charity that’s inviting you to join our goal of leaving behind a legacy of performing arts in Los Angeles.
Focused on long-term growth, the Foundation’s primary business is building endowment through asset management and, in partnership with the Resident Companies and The Music Center, securing new endowment funds utilizing planned giving. The strength of the Foundation lies in the financial expertise, results-oriented approach, and long-term focus of its Board, which includes representatives from The Music Center and each of the Resident Companies.
Endowment gifts to the Music Center Foundation is the most efficient way to provide support for the performing arts at The Music Center. Music Center Foundation’s total annual fundraising and administrative costs are kept to an absolute minimum at less than 0.4% of assets under management, ensuring that virtually all investment growth and income are available for programmatic support.
Donors and other interested parties seeking information are encouraged to contact the Music Center Foundation.
The Music Center Foundation would also like to recognize Kirkland & Ellis LLP for their pro bono support.