Ways to Give // Erie Arts & Culture
Thank you to our 2015 Campaign Donors!
How Do I Make My Gift?
Make your tax-deductible gift to the Arts & Culture Campaign online or download a printable form and mail your contribution to
Arts & Culture Campaign
c/o Erie Arts & Culture
23 West 10th Street, Suite 2
Erie, PA 16501
*Checks can be made payable to Erie Arts & Culture
Erie Arts & Culture is proud to present a brand new savings card as a donor benefit to the annual Arts & Culture Campaign! The Erie Arts & Culture Downtown Sampler Pass is available for a donation of $52 or more. Cardholders will enjoy buy one get one offers to arts, cultural, sports and dining establishments in downtown Erie. Offers are redeemable once per establishment from January 1 through December 31, 2016. Participating organizations include, The Erie Art Museum, Erie Philharmonic, Historical Society, Lake Erie Ballet, Flagship Niagara, experience Children’s Museum, Erie Playhouse, Erie Otters, Erie BayHawks and The Brewerie and The Plymouth restaurants.
To learn more about each offer, visit our Sampler Pass page
and make your gift online today.
Other Ways to Give: Erie Arts Endowment
Young Artists Debut Orchestra, First Violins; Funded through the Clarence E. Beyers Music Performance Fund of the Erie Arts Endowment.
For 35 years, the Erie Arts Endowment has been dedicated to advancing art and culture in our region. With the flexiblity to give to an existing fund benefiting your beloved organization or establish a new one, the Erie Arts Endowment is your canvas for creating a lasting legacy.
Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program
Educational Improvement Tax Credit Dollars allow businesses and corporations to put their tax money towards programs that have an educational benefit for our community’s youth! Businesses that have contributed this past year include:
- Erie Insurance
- MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton
- PNC Bank
- Scott Enterprises
Erie Arts & Culture uses EITC dollars to place professional Teaching Artists inside classrooms to work in collaboration with educators to infuse the arts across all curriculums. Erie Arts & Culture’s Arts in Education Program enhances learning and is an approved PA educational improvement program. To read about how the arts in education enhances learning, click here.
Shaina Michael performs during Fall for Arts & Culture, a celebration of excellence in the sector.
Each year, Erie Arts & Culture holds two major events:
- Fall for Arts & Culture in the fall recognizing excellence within the sector
- Arts & Culture Summit in the spring advancing a shared vision for arts and culture
Our sponsors are community members and organizations who believe in the value of a strong arts and culture sector and its importance to our community and the quality of life that we enjoy.
The Arts & Culture Summit brings together those who share the vison for creating a more vibrant Erie through the advancement of arts and culture to discuss the health of our creative sector and brainstorm opportunities to build efficiencies and grow our impact. The event unites providers of arts and cultural activities, goods and services, investors and community members in a discussion of the strengths and needs of the local arts and cultural sector.
Fall for Arts & Culture is an annual award event that celebrates excellence in the sector. Awards are given to individuals, groups and businesses who go above and beyond to advance arts and culture in the Erie region. The event is truly an evening of creative celebration, attended by more than 200 supporters of arts and culture, business and community leaders and those passionate about our region.
Days of Giving
Erie Arts & Culture participates in the Erie Community Foundation’s Erie Gives Day every August. This is a perfect opportunity to not only have one gift make a great impact but also be enhanced by matching dollars.
Make the Greatest Impact as an Anchor Investor
If you would like your annual contribution to have the greatest impact, consider becoming an Anchor Investor. An Anchor Investor commits to a three-year pledge and partners with us as a more active and connected contributor. To learn more about becoming an Anchor Investor and benefits, click here.