Giving Circle

RECENT NEWS!! On May 24, 2023 the Charter Arts Foundation Giving Circle held its Grant Award Announcement gathering at Bethlehem House Gallery.  This year, the membership awarded a grant to subsidize the Charter Arts Music Department’s 2024 field trip to New Orleans and a grant to subsidize the Charter Arts Dance Department’s participation in the 2024 National High School Dance Festival. Congratulations to these Departments!

And, a big “Thank you” to all members of the Giving Circle for their contributions and dedication to our Foundation’s mission to support the welfare and educational interests of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.


The Charter Arts Foundation invites you to become a member of a special group of individuals who are dedicated to the growth and sustainability of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts by providing resources to fund student programs that advance their opportunities and experiences.

If interested in attending the Giving Circle’s final event of the 2022-2023 school year on May 24, 2023, please contact Ann Gillette at

Giving Circle Grants Program

Charter Arts Giving Circle members support the mission of the Charter Arts Foundation by giving $1,000 or more annually.  Each year, the total amount of gifts raised through the Giving Circle membership will support an unfunded school need:

2017:  The Giving Circle partially funded the Mural Project

2018:  The Giving Circle funded the Commons Cafe Kitchen

2019:  The Giving Circle funded a portion of the school’s Master Class Program & made a contribution to the Capital Campaign

2020: The Giving Circle’s grants were awarded to fund a new theatre marquee and a master design starter package for the Production Arts Department.

2021: The Giving Circle grant was awarded to fund an Art Gallery Lighting Package.

2022:  The Giving Circle awarded grants to the Production Arts Power Tool Package, the Literary Arts Screenwriting & Film Package, and the school’s Master Class/Artist in Residence Program.

2023: The Giving Circle awarded grants to the Charter Arts Music Department to help fund its trip to New Orleans for an immersive jazz experience, and to the Charter Arts Dance Department to help fund its participation costs for the 2024 National High School Dance Festival.

Benefits of joining the Charter Arts Giving Circle:

  • Inclusion in four networking events per year.  Events will be held at a member’s home, Charter Arts, our outside venues,
  • Invitation to special performances,
  • Recognition in the Charter Arts Foundation newsletter,
  • Recognition on the Charter Arts Foundation website,
  • A vote in choosing the unfunded school need.



Corporate sponsorship is available and includes the following recognitions:

$2500 Corporate Sponsorship:  (3) voting members, logo and company mention on the official event email invitations, full-page advertisement in the Charter Arts playbill, opportunity to speak about your company at a Giving Circle event.

If you would like to learn more about the Giving Circle contact Karin Wagner at