Support - UGA Performing Arts Center

We Need Your Support

The UGA Performing Arts Center relies on a combination of public, private, and corporate financial support to sustain our operations and to produce hundreds of events each season. State funding only goes so far, and we must raise additional funds to cover the expenses related to our world-class professional presenting program.

Below you’ll see ways you can help us fulfill our mission of making first-rate concerts and theatrical events and educational experiences available to patrons of all ages in Athens-Clarke County and the surrounding area. Your support is critical to our success, and no gift is too small. You can read the stories of some of our donors in our recurring feature, “Why I Give.”

Select one of the links below to make an online gift now or mail a check (payable to the UGA Foundation) to:

UGA Performing Arts Center
Attn: Development
230 River Rd
Athens, GA 30602

The Choice is Yours

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Performing Arts Center Concert Fund

This fund supports the Performing Arts Center’s ambitious professional concert programming. Each performance needs your financial assistance — no matter how modest.

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Arts Education Partners Fund

This fund helps develop the artists and audiences of tomorrow through school-day concerts and programming specifically for area K-12 students and workshops for UGA students.

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Franklin College Chamber Music Fund

This fund supports the ongoing tradition of presenting professional chamber music on the University of Georgia campus by small ensembles from throughout the world.

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Volunteer Tribute Fund

Established in 2021 by Jan Wheeler, founder of the Performing Arts Center’s volunteer usher corps in 1996, this endowment enables current and retired volunteers, their loved ones, and others to support our programming and operations.

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Orchestral Endowment

This endowed fund provides support for the performance of professional orchestral music at the Performing Arts Center by local, national, and international touring orchestras and chamber orchestras.

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Facility Support Fund

This fund helps upgrade the technical systems and the physical facility in order to better accommodate current requirements of performing touring artists while also improving the audience experience.

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You can also reach us by phone to facilitate any donations (706-542-2031).

Other Ways to Support

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Volunteer ushers represent the university at all events as an important link to the Performing Arts Center’s patrons. We maintain a volunteer team of approximately 80 people. Additionally, volunteer medical personnel are present at most UGA Presents performances.

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Purchase Season Tickets

Subscribers are very important to us! More than just bringing wonderful experiences into your life at a great value, your season ticket purchase helps brings stability and security to our professional concert programming and operations.

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Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors!

These business proudly support our professional concert programming, educational outreach experiences, and facility operations.