Individual Support

We ask that you help Set the Stage and donate now.

For the last 11 years, The Center’s Annual Benefit has been one of the most anticipated events of the year, bringing world class talent to our intimate stage. Out of an abundance of concern for the health and safety of our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our only fundraiser of the year. This decision, along with our inability to program for the foreseeable future, has left us with a funding gap of over $500,000 for 2020, and we are asking for your help now to ensure The Center remains operational and able to serve our community well into the future. We are confident that our supporters and community want to ensure the viability of The Center and the more than 20 organizations who call our campus home.

The Center continues to be a community hub, physically and virtually. Through our virtual programming, live streams and social media content, we are supporting local artists and community organizations, helping us all to heal and stay connected through art. You can view more about our work here.

We need to ensure the health and well-being of our home during this unprecedented time so we can be here for our community for many years to come. We ask that you help Set The Stage for our return and donate now so that we meet our goal of raising $500,000 by August 1. Thank you.

for online donations.

To donate through the mail, download our donation form here.

For express credit card donation, please call Anne Ladd, The Center's Development Director, at 307.413.3335 and she will process your credit card over the phone.

Annual Giving

Thanks to our donors, The Center inspires a culture of creativity and learning, provides a dedicated campus that fosters excellence in diverse programming, and presents exceptional artistic programming year after year.


The generous annual gifts made by members of our community are vital to The Center. Gifts of all sizes support The Center’s mission and vision!


The Center Friends are a group of donors whose annual fund donations support The Center's mission and vision. Join Center Friends here.


Encore is a dynamic group of philanthropic young professionals organized to ensure the continuation of support for the center within our community. Encore has bi-annual fundraisers open to the public to catalyze philanthropy among the next generation of Center Supporters. Learn more about Encore.


The Center Benefit has become an essential summer event in Jackson Hole. Planning is underway for the 2020 Center Benefit, which is certain to be another phenomenal event. Former Center Benefit acts have included The Avett Brothers (2019), Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (2018), Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (2017), Brandi Carlile (2016), Vince Gill (2015), Pat Metheny & Bruce Hornsby (2014), Emmylou Harris (2012), Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers (2011), Frank Sinatra Jr. (2009), and Willie Nelson (2008), Lily Tomlin (2007).

Contact Anne Ladd [] to learn how to become a Benefactor or Corporate Supporter to The Center Benefit and support essential arts programming in Jackson.


Old Bill’s Fun Run, hosted every September by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, supports participating non-profits like The Center and marks Jackson as philanthropically unique. Find out more and, next September, please consider supporting Center for the Arts through Old Bill's.

Planned Giving

We invite you to make a difference by arranging a planned gift that to support arts and culture in Jackson Hole. Click here for more information about our planned giving program.

Additional Ways to Give

The Center participates in a number of philanthropic community partnerships. We appreciate your support through these efforts!

We depend on the support of our donors in fulfilling our mission to connect our creative community by providing a dedicated campus, supporting excellent programming, and nurturing a collaborative spirit. Your charitable donation is critical to ensuring a legacy of cultural vibrancy for generations to come.

If you have questions about gifts you have made or plan to make to The Center, please contact

Anne Ladd, Development Director
307-734-8956 ext. 131

Center for the Arts 2018 Annual Report