support the arts

At Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

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 $125 or more qualify you for membership. A gift to the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center helps make the following happen:

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Live music and cultural arts events to the Tri-Valley ever year

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Resident companies and community performances and events subsidized annually

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Students and residents engaged with the arts through our education programs

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People brought to Livermore, boosting the local economy

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Visitors since opening
in 2007

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.

Ways to Give

There are several ways to give and any amount is appreciated, and put to good use. Find one that fits you. Choose how you'd like to give below:

Focus Your Giving

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Become a Member

Becoming a Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center 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 Performing Arts Center with a wide variety of benefits including discounted ticket prices, pre-sale opportunities and invitations to special events. Click below to get started.​

Matching Gifts

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.

Event Sponsorship

As a 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 Performing Arts Center 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 Performing Arts Center is good business for your company.

Leave a Legacy Gift

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.

Corporate Sponsorship

Our 2019-2020 season sponsor is UNCLE Credit Union.

Arts Education Fund

Every year Livermore 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 like the Livermore Innovation Fair.

Producer’s Circle Fund

As a presenter, Livermore 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 considering artistically significant and adventurous while allowing ticket costs to remain low.

Piano Fund

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. 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.

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.