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2021 Benefit & Auction

Tickets are now on sale for the Armory's 2021 Virtual Benefit, hosted by KPCC's John Horn on May 22. John will moderate a not-to-be-missed salon conversation with some of the region's most dynamic contemporary artists. Alongside the virtual benefit event is an online art auction with works by John Baldessari, Kim Abeles, Tanya Aguiñiga, Todd Gray, Shizu Saldamando, and many more. Online bidding starts May 14.

Make A Donation

Fulfilling the Armory’s mission depends upon many things. We pledge to continue to provide programming that for our community and will support our staff and teaching artists to the best of our ability. If you are in a position to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Armory, please contribute today. Your investment will help safeguard our mission. Thank you.  

Membership

Join the vibrant family of Armory members who support our programs and give back to the community. Members enjoy special access to the Armory year-round, including studio class discounts, exhibition previews, curator-led walkthroughs, and much more. Armory members also enjoy free access to hundreds of museums nationwide, including MOCA, the Frick collection and the Walker Art Center, through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association. Most importantly, your membership dues help us provide contemporary art exhibitions and performances; visual arts integrated lessons in public classrooms; year-round community programming at accessible sites across the region; and studio art class scholarships, all at no cost to our community.

Vehicle Donations

Thanks to our partnership with the nonprofit vehicle donation service CARS, you can now donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to the Armory, and perhaps even get a tax deduction! Click the button below, complete a quick online form, then we'll reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle at absolutely no cost to you.

Other Ways To Support

Word of Mouth 
Word of mouth is the most common way people discover the Armory. Share your experience! Whether you attend one of our gallery events, take a class online, or attend one of our community gatherings. Please leave us a review on Yelp or Facebook or share that information with your friends and tag us @armoryarts

Employee Matching Gifts
Many corporations match donations made by employees. Please check with your employer to see if your gift is eligible to be doubled or tripled.

Gifts of Stock
Donating appreciated securities like stocks may allow you to realize significant tax benefits when you make your gift. Please contact Andrew Gould, Director of Development, at (626) 792-5101 x112 or agould@armoryarts.org for more information or to initiate your gift.

IRA Giving
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the Armory Center for the Arts and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to the Armory Center for the Arts without having to pay income taxes on the money. Please contact Andrew Gould, Director of Development at (626) 792-5101 x112 or agould@armoryarts.org for more information.

Planned Giving
Making a bequest to the Armory Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a simple way to secure access to the arts for generations to come. Please contact Andrew Gould, Director of Development, at (626) 792-5101 x112 or agould@armoryarts.org for more information

Amazon Smile
If you sign up for Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a portion of most sales to the charity of your choice. Please consider designating Armory Center for the Arts. Here's how:

  • Sign into the Amazon Smile dashboard
  • Look for "Your Current Charity" on the top right side of your dashboard.
  • Click the button and select Armory Center for the Arts
  • Then (this is important), bookmark smile.amazon.com and use that address every time you go shopping on Amazon. If you do that, Amazon will donate a portion of most sales you make on the site to the Armory. 

Subscribe to our Armory Newsletter
Stay up to date with the latest Armory news, events, and ways to support us by subscribing to our e-newsletter.

Thank You

Each year the Armory brings the power of art into the lives of thousands of individuals through education and exhibition programming. A host of government agencies, private foundations, and corporations provide essential support to sustain the quality and reach of Armory programming. The Armory community extends our thanks to the following institutional funders:

Government

California Arts Council
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs
City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission

Foundations

The Ahmanson Foundation
Anonymous Foundation
Michael Asher Foundation
Z Clark Branson Foundation
E.A. & M.L.A. Burke Foundation
Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Michael J. Connell Foundation
First Congregational Church of Pasadena
The Getty Foundation
Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust
The Green Foundation
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Mericos Foundation
National Charity League of San Marino
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Pasadena Art Alliance
Pasadena Community Foundation/Pasadena Assistance Fund
Pearlman Geller Family Foundation
Ann Peppers Foundation
Ruth & Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts
Herb Ritts Foundation
The Rose Hills Foundation 
Sahm Family Foundation 
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance

Corporations

Amazon Smile
California Institute of Technology
John Caldwell Design
Capital Group Companies
East West Bank
Everson Royce
Gales’s Restaurant
Jones Coffee Roasters
Vroman’s Bookstore

 

Membership dues are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The Armory's federal tax ID number is 95-2907884.

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