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Wharton Center’s Relief Fund

Although the stage is quiet, the arts are still here. And Wharton Center remains committed to maintaining a connection with our community by presenting livestreamed performances, conducting virtual arts education workshops for K-12 students, and offering creative online classes for people of all ages.

Our mission to inspire the mind and transform lives through the arts remains vital and attainable, but only with your generous support. Wharton Center’s Relief Fund was established earlier this year to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources support the greatest needs of the center during this unprecedented time. In a typical year, ticket sales and rentals comprise about 80% of our annual budgeted income. Your gift to the relief fund helps to fill this gap until we can be together again. Every gift, regardless of its size, makes a difference.

Give to Wharton Center's Relief Fund

Our priority remains the safety of all of you—our audience, artists, and the community who shape Wharton Center’s story. We understand that you may be hesitant to return to our facility. As you evaluate your options for the 2020-2021 season, please consider:

  • Donating the total cost of your ticket package, or a portion of the cost, to the relief fund rather than requesting a refund.
  • Converting the total cost of your ticket package, or a portion of the cost, into a Wharton Center gift card to be used for a future performance or season subscription.
  • Making an additional gift to support the center.

“We are looking forward to the day this intermission is over, and we can return to Wharton Center to enjoy live performing arts together as a community”, says Mike Brand, Wharton Center’s Executive Director. “Until then, we will get through this together. Thank you for supporting us during a time of uncertainty.”

By giving back to Wharton Center today, you are creating opportunities for tomorrow: bringing global programming to our community, introducing children to theatre, and maintaining a state-of-the-art atmosphere. We are in this together. Give today—because the arts flourish when they are shared.

Wharton Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible.