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About Us

What is the Charter Arts Foundation?

The Charter Arts Foundation is the non-profit corporation established in 2012 to support the school’s goals for stability and growth now and for decades to come. It formed at the time the school needed a larger building to welcome more students. The Foundation owns and operates the building and its mission is to support the health, welfare and educational interests of the school. The board of directors includes business leaders, community members and parents of Charter Arts students.

Its first task was a giant undertaking. This beautiful new school building that opened its doors in 2015 was financed using a $6 million capital campaign developed by the Foundation to help fund the facility.  The school is open, but the Foundation’s work is not complete. To date, its fundraising efforts have totaled $5.2 million.  The Foundation’s current goal is to raise funds to satisfy the final stage of the capital campaign and then establish an endowment.


How you can get involved:

Our school is the heART of our community and we need the support of parents, families, area businesses and supporters of the arts, like you!  Getting involved is a fun way to support our students, and meet other arts-minded parents.

You can support the Foundation in lots of ways: 

.Volunteer for and attend fundraising events,
– Make a donation, big or small,
– Dedicate a stairwell star or sidewalk tile with your child’s or family’s name on it,
– Place or sell ad space in our playbill,
– Consider one of our remaining naming opportunities within the building to create a lasting legacy of support. Name the theatre, name a classroom, etc.


3 Easy Ways to Get Involved Now!

Get Your Charter Arts Car Magnet!  Show your support wherever you drive!!  Pick one up at the next performance by visiting the Foundation Table when you donate $10.

Join the Charter Arts Giving Circle – Each dedicated member gives $1000 annually to be used for special enrichment projects.  The Giving Circle has supported projects such as the Commons Café Kitchen, the Mural Project, the school’s Master Class Program, and more!  Members can attend four gatherings each year, where students and faculty members present proposed projects that need funding.  Members vote to award the funds after hearing all proposals. Join us at our next event on March 3, 2020, at the Bethlehem House Gallery.   Interested in learning more?  Contact Dina Kovats-Bernat at dkovats@charterarts.org

Volunteer at our annual events--These events are important fundraisers in addition to being fun to plan and fun to attend.  Save the date or sign up to help for our Art of Wine & Whiskey event in June 2021 or our Gala of Dreams in October 2021 taking place at the Wind Creek Event Center. To join the Giving Circle or to volunteer at our events, contact Dina Kovats-Bernat, dkovats@charterarts.org.