How Does My Support Help?
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts uses the support of its donors to present world-class performances in music, dance, theater, comedy, and renowned speakers—right in the heart of Sonoma County. Donations make it possible for 30,000 students a year to participate in the Center’s nationally recognized education programs. With donor support, the Center hosts three resident performing arts companies and more than 1,000 community events each year, nurturing the arts in our community and creating a vibrant home for arts and culture.
Ticket sales cover only 50% of our costs. It is only with community support that the non-profit Arts Center is able to achieve its mission to enrich, educate, and entertain our North Bay community.
Opportunities for Giving
Levels of SupportDownload Matrix of Gift Levels (PDF)
As the Arts Center’s most generous contributors, Benefactor’s Circle support is critical to sustain our mission—to enrich, educate, and entertain our North Bay community. With your help, we are able to provide artistic excellence in Sonoma County and serve the broadest possible audience with innovative education and community programs. Benefactor’s Circle donors enjoy outstanding seat locations, personalized ticket service, reserved VIP parking, and invitations to high profile events.Join Benefactor’s Circle
Members enable us to present world-class performances; reach out to the community with powerful education-through-the-arts programs; provide a home to resident partners (Roustabout Theater, Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, and Village Charter School); and bring new works to life.Join Membership
Support Education Through the Arts
This powerful program places the arts at the core of learning for 30,000 students a year and is made possible only by your support. Your donations provide:
- School Shows–Performances for school groups
- Music for Schools–Instruments for students so they may learn to play music
- Artists in the Schools–Artist-led classroom lessons and hands-on workshops
- Professional Development–Arts integration courses for teachers
- ArtReach–Free and reduced price tickets for students and teachers
- Bus Fund–Grants for student transportation to the theater
A charitable gift to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts’ Annual Fund provides vital general operating support for our education, outreach and visual arts programs, as well as performances. Annual Fund gifts are also a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a family member or friend; in addition to a letter acknowledging your contribution, we will inform the designated honoree that you’ve made a gift in his or her name.
No goods or services are provided in exchange for your Annual Fund gift.
Gifted to the community in 1981 by 12 founding families, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is built upon the spirit of philanthropy. Individuals today can continue this legacy by providing for the Center’s future through planned gifts that also have specific tax advantages. Request a confidential conversation.
Business Partners provide essential funding to sustain the Arts Center’s programming and operations, while also aligning their companies with the North Bay’s premier performing arts presenter.Learn About Becoming a Business Partner
From ushering at a performance to working with students through our education program, our 300-plus volunteers provide vital service to the Arts Center and bring the enrichment of the arts to our community.Become a Volunteer
The Art of Dessert
This annual fundraising gala generates more than $100,000 annually for the Center’s arts and education programs. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!Learn More
Make a general gift to support the Center’s mission and vision or give a designated gift to one of our education programs.Make a Donation (PDF)
4 Ways to Give
ONLINEUse our online form to make a donation.
Call the Patron and Member Services Office at: 707.546.3600
Payable to: Luther Burbank Memorial FoundationDownload this form and mail to: Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Attn: Development Department
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Visit our Patron and Member Services Office located at:50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Google Maps