Ways to Give

Make an impact. Become a donor.

You have the power to present life-changing arts encounters.

Whether your donation is big or small, your financial support and trust in Carolina Performing Arts allow us to remain a leading university presenter and a priceless Carolina gem.

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Annual Gifts

Annual gifts from donors like you provide critical funds that are instantly available. Support the area you feel passionate about and direct your gift to any of Carolina Performing Arts’ three annual funds.

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Major Gifts

Major gifts may be used for establishing a new endowment or supporting expendable needs and can be paid over time, typically three to five years.

Your major gift empowers us to continue the tradition of bold, imaginative programming, new educational and community outreach programs, commissions, and the ability to attract world-renowned performers season after season.

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Planned Gifts

Planned gifts offer donors exciting opportunities to increase the impact of their giving to Carolina Performing Arts, often while decreasing current or future tax obligations.

Your planned gift can be made in many ways, including through a bequest, appreciated securities, or real estate and charitable trusts.

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How to Donate

There are many ways to support Carolina Performing Arts, including through our secure online portal, by check or via company gift matching. Discover them all here.


Please contact Betsy Boulden, CPA’s interim director of development, at 919.843.5680 or betsy.boulden@unc.edu.

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