Individuals and Family Foundations

With the support of individuals and family foundations The Center is able to present a variety of world-class programs year after year. Thank you! If you are looking for opportunities to support The Center, please consider these options:

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!

On July 10, 2019, we were thrilled that The Center Benefit's featured performers were The Avett Brothers. Former Benefits acts have included Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Brandi Carlile, Vince Gill, and Willie Nelson! 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.

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.

The Center was recently made aware that the IRS has revoked The Center’s tax-exempt charitable status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) due to the unsuccessful filing of our last three informational tax returns. We believe those returns were filed on time. We are working with our accountants and legal counsel to understand what led to this problem and to establish procedures that will ensure this never happens again. The Center is working hard to reinstate our tax-exempt charitable status as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has established a designated fund to benefit The Center’s charitable mission. Donations to the Community Foundation to support that fund will be tax deductible. The Community Foundation will oversee all transfers from the designated fund to The Center.

The Center is grateful for gifts of any size. Should you wish to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact The Center’s Development Director Anne Ladd at 307.734.8956 x131 or to facilitate your gift and direct it our designated fund at the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.


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

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact The Center's Development Office:
Anne Ladd
The Center's Development Office
Phone: 307.734.8956
Center for the Arts 2018 Annual Report