Gift Giving, Endowments, Additional Support

We gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of the following endowment funds which help us present the art of performance.

The Ahmanson Foundation for Organ Programming
Design for Sharing Endowment
James A. Doolittle Endowment
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund
Roslyn Holt Swartz and Allan J. Swartz Endowment for the Performing Arts
Kevin Jeske Young Artists Fund
Ginny Mancini Endowment for Vocal Performance
Henry Mancini Tribute Fund
Merle and Peter Mullin Endowment for the Performing Arts
National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant Endowment
José Luis Nazar Endowment for the Performing Arts
Beatrix F. Padway Endowed Fund for Design for Sharing
The Plitt Theaters Fund for Design for Sharing
The Llyod E. Rigler Emerging Arts Fund
Royce Center Circle Endowment Fund
Royce Gala Endowment
Sally and William A. Rutter Endowment for the Performing Arts
Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Director’s Discretionary Fund
Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Endowment for Design for Sharing
Mimi and Werner Wolfen Endowment for Design for Sharing

In-Kind Gifts
If you would like to provide goods and services as part of the Center’s annual expenditures, you could qualify for an opportunity to make a gift in-kind.

For more information, please contact CAP UCLA Development at 310.794.4033 or

Gift Planning
Examples of Planned Gift Arrangements:
  • Bequest through a will
  • Gift through a living trust or other non-charitable trust
  • Charitable remainder trust

To learn more about gift planning please click here.

If you are interested in making a planned gift to the Center, please contact CAP UCLA Development at 310-206-0254, or email UCLA Gift Planning at

Design for Sharing
Design for Sharing is the free K-12 arts education program of the Center for the Art of Performance. Dedicated to making the performing arts at UCLA an accessible and inspirational part of children’s lives, DFS provides interactive and educational experiences for over sixteen thousand students each year.  Students attend special performances at UCLA; participate in arts residency programs; and receive advance educational materials, links and resources to artists and arts information. DFS meets the National Arts Education Content Standards by providing instruction in multidisciplinary art forms, and by integrating arts activities into the school day.

Visit the DFS page to find out more and to become a member.