Support the Arts at Livermore Valley Arts
Without the generosity of our donors so many would miss the opportunity to discover the inner creator, hidden talents, develop skills and express their creativity. The community would be deprived of the beautification that comes with the arts and culture experience. Your support helps to bring great actors, painters, singers, artists and the arts to this community. All donations of $150 or more qualify you for membership. A gift to Livermore Valley Arts helps make the following happen:
Live music and cultural arts events to the Tri-Valley every year
Resident companies and community performances and events subsidized annually
Students and residents engaged with the arts through our education programs
People brought to Livermore, boosting the local economy
Visitors since opening
Why It’s Important to Contribute to the Arts
Contributions to the Arts benefit everyone. Studies and surveys show that the Arts bring communities together, improve our overall well-being and quality of life and strengthen the local economy. Additionally, the Arts can improve healthcare and contribute to healing.
In regards to Arts Education, Americans for the Arts states that:
1) A student involved in the arts is four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
2) Students with high arts participation and low socioeconomic status have a 4 percent dropout rate—five times lower than their low socioeconomic status peers.
3) Students who take four years of arts and music classes average almost 100 points higher on their SAT scores than students who take only one-half year or less.
4) Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.
5) 72 percent of business leaders say that creativity is the number one skill they are seeking when hiring.
6) 93 percent of Americans believe that the arts are vital to providing a well-rounded education.
Become a Member
Becoming a Livermore Valley Arts Member is easy! You can fill out a quick form online or call one of our friendly representatives. Gifts of $125 or more automatically qualify you for membership to the Livermore Valley Arts with a wide variety of benefits including discounted ticket prices, pre-sale opportunities and invitations to special events. Click below to get started.
An easy way to increase the impact of your donation is to have your employer match it. Thousands of companies have Matching Gift Programs that will double, or even triple, individual tax-deductible contributions made by their employees, and may also be available to retired employees and to the spouse/widow/widower of employees. Please see your human resource department for more information.
Bricks and Pavers
Your donation of a personalized inscribed brick or paver speaks of your commitment to the arts and the community. It is really the perfect way to show your support individually or as a business, celebrate a special occasion, or honor the memory of a loved one. Act fast, there is a very limited quantity and the deadline to order is Saturday, September 30, 2023.
Tribute Giving is a way to recognize, honor, and celebrate people and events that are important to you by giving back to others. Donate in honor of someone close to you. Donate in memory of someone special.
As a live performance or series sponsor, you will reach an educated and affluent audience that supports the arts and frequents our events. By associating yourself with Livermore Valley Arts and the Bankhead Theater, you not only demonstrate your commitment to enhancing the area’s quality of life but also increase your visibility and recognition in our community while gaining access to unique opportunities for brand exposure, client entertainment, and employee recognition. The bottom line – your support for Livermore Valley Arts is good business for your company.
Leave a Legacy Gift
With a legacy gift to Livermore Valley Arts, you can be sure your charitable intentions will be realized while achieving the most favorable income tax benefits available. We are happy to meet with you to talk about your intentions and situation. However, we strongly recommend you consult with your estate planning professional or tax advisor to fulfill your goals for your financial portfolio and tax needs.
Livermore Valley Arts gratefully acknowledges the following corporate partners. Their support makes a huge impact in creating a vibrant arts community in the Tri-Valley, helping us to provide high quality entertainment to the entire Tri-Valley, arts education and outreach like East Bay Jazz, and through our community programs like ArtWalk and cultural events on the Bankhead Plaza.
We can customize a program for your organization that shows your commitment to a vibrant and diverse arts and cultural community. Contact us today about the benefits of corporate sponsorship at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Education Fund
Every year Livermore Valley Arts engages with thousands of students and community members through our Arts Education Programs. Donations made to the Arts Education Fund help to cover the programming and administrative costs for over 50 community and education events and programs including free cultural events on the Bankhead Plaza, school assemblies, master classes, art camps, programs and signature events.
Kenison Producer’s Fund
As a presenter, Livermore Valley Arts brings 40-60 touring artists a year to the community with the Bankhead Presents season series. Some are popular mainstream performers and others may be emerging artists. Donations to the Producer’s Circle help to underwrite Bankhead Presents performances that are considered artistically significant and adventurous while allowing ticket costs to remain low.
Since opening in 2007, the Bankhead Theater has always housed a Steinway Concert Grand Piano Model D, the golden standard of musical instruments. After 12 years of wonderful use, it was necessary to replace the piano with a new Concert Grand-Model D. The instrument, stored at the Bankhead Theater, recently acquired through the Steinway lease to own program, is the primary piano used for all performances at the Bankhead Theater by touring artists and resident companies. The fund was established to support the purchase and ongoing maintenance of this exquisite piano.
Student Ticket Fund
As part of our commitment to making the arts accessible to everyone, student tickets are available for all Bankhead Presents performances at $20. We average about 1,000 student tickets per year. Donations to the student ticket fund go to underwriting the costs of these tickets and allow us to continue our goal of giving the next generation opportunities to experience the arts.
Green the Bankhead Capital Campaign
Since opening its doors on September 29, 2007, the Bankhead Theater has attracted more than 750,000 visitors. On an annual basis the space is activated for events and performances on average over 150 days a year, and use continues to grow. In addition, Bankhead staff are present 364 days. With that level of use as the largest building in downtown Livermore, the Bankhead serves as a centerpiece for the whole community.
The cost to operate a facility this size and the environmental impact can be high, but with some help, we can make this space more affordable, less taxing on the environment, safer and more comfortable for our patrons and staff.
Ultimately, we hope these improvements will qualify the Bankhead Theater for a coveted LEED Certification, indicating it as an environmentally friendly space. Once completed, we will start the process of applying for the Certification.
Donations to the Green the Bankhead Capital Campaign will go towards major capital improvement projects including adding a solar panel array to the roof, changing out the theater lights to more efficient LED bulbs, new environmentally-friendly carpet, new air conditioning units, and administrative and box office remodels.
Resident Company Fund
Do you enjoy our fabulous Resident Companies of The Bankhead?
This fund, formed in March of 2023, provides sponsorship and grants for education and outreach to LVA's Resident Companies. When you give to CHEF, 100% of your donation plus the match will directly benefit the Resident Company Fund, which supports the following Tri-Valley arts organizations: Cantabella Children's Chorus, Del Valle Fine Arts, Livermore-Amador Symphony, Livermore Valley Opera, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Valley Concert Chorale, and Valley Dance Theatre.The cost to operate a facility this size and the environmental impact can be high, but with some help, we can make this space more affordable, less taxing on the environment, safer and more comfortable for our patrons and staff.
Rae Dorough Speaker Series
In August of 2008, Livermore Valley Arts (LVA) and the Bankhead Theater created the Rae Dorough Speakers Series (RDSS), named for long-time Livermore resident and community activist Rae Dorough. Rae was professionally known in the community for over 30 years as active participant in and supporter of charitable organizations and City commissions concerned with health and social issues. The mission of RDSS is to present renowned commentators discussing interesting and timely topics ranging from iPhones to dark matter – in Livermore at the Bankhead Theater. The RDSS goal has been to ensure that the general admission tickets for these renowned speakers are at reasonable prices, high school students in cooperation with the Livermore Joint United School District are admitted free, and other students are admitted at the Bankhead’s reduced young person price. RDSS speakers have included engineers, scientists, fiction and non-fiction writers and historians, entrepreneurs, comedians and entertainers, diplomats, astronauts, journalists, and a Secretary of Defense.
LVPAC 501(c)(3) nonprofit Tax ID #68-0419182.
With a legacy gift to the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, you can be sure your charitable intentions will be realized while achieving the most favorable income tax benefits available. We are happy to meet with you to talk about your intentions and situation. However, we strongly recommend you consult with your estate planning professional or tax advisor to fulfill your goals for your financial portfolio and tax needs.