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.
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.
Armory Legacy Society
Give the Gift of Art for Generations to Come! Members of our Legacy Society are generous and forward-thinking donors who support our long-term mission to transform lives and communities through the power of art. In addition to supporting our work through your generous annual donations, naming the Armory as a beneficiary in your will and living trust significantly contributes to the sustainability of the Armory in the long term and may offer you significant tax savings.
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.
How Has the Armory Impacted You? Share Your Story!
Share anecdotes, events, pictures, or fond memories that illustrate how our mission to transform lives through the power of art has affected you or your loved ones. You can remain anonymous, if you like. Your stories lift our spirits and provide us with the opportunity to share our impact with donors.
Celebrating a birthday and don't want or need physical gifts? Consider hosting a birthday fundraiser on behalf of the Armory just like Cameron & Lindy did!
This is great for birthdays, special occasions, or #GivingTuesday. Watch this 2 minute video to learn how to set up a fundraiser on Instagram or click here to see step by step how to create a fundraiser on Facebook. You can find Armory images to share here.
Through Group Raise, you can organize restaurant fundraisers in your community easily, simply book a date, spread the word, eat and raise!
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 Leslie A. Ito at (626) 792-5101 x114 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to initiate your gift.
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 Leslie A. Ito at (626) 792-5101 x114 or email@example.com for more information.
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.
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Each year Armory Center for the Arts builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching, and presenting the arts. Individuals, private foundations, corporations, and government (City, State, Federal) agencies provide essential support to sustain the quality and reach of Armory programming.
Below is a list of new and continued supporters of the Armory for the current and most recent fiscal years as of May 15, 2022.
$250,000 and Over
Los Angeles Arts Recovery Fund
Institute of Museum and Library Services
California Arts Council
Mike Kelley Foundation
Terri and Jerry Kohl
Wendy Munger and Leonard Gumport
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Pasadena Art Alliance
State of California - Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation
The Green Foundation
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Pearlman Geller Foundation
Ann Peppers Foundation
Sahm Family Foundation
Z Clark Branson Foundation
Michael Asher Foundation
Max Brennan and Sigrid Burton
John Caldwell Design
City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division
East West Bank
Tim and Tammy Godley
Harvey and Ellen Knell
Gale Kohl and Rene Chila
Ruth and Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts
Southern California Grantmakers, Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation – Los Angeles
Wilhelm Family Foundation
Arts for Healing and Justice Network
Blue Rooster Art Supplies
Linda Burrow and John Horn
John and Susan Caldwell
Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust
Betsy Greenberg and Steve NyBlom
Jet Propulsion Laboratories
Maria Khader and Chris Karp
Molly Munger and Stephen English
Pasadena Community Foundation
Rotary Club of Pasadena Foundation
Nick and Karen Taylor
Scott and Julie Ward
Louise and John Brinsley
Mary Chou and Gary Tsay
Susan and Tim Delaney
Sarah and Stephen Deschenes
The Durfee Foundation
Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund
Karen Hillenburg and Sebastian Clough
Leslie A. Ito and Steven Wong
Jones Coffee Roasters
Pete and Rebecca Kutzer
National Charity League, Inc., San Marino Area Chapter
Collin Ren and YuanYuan Han - LX Manna Auto
Herb Ritts Foundation
Kristan and Phil Swan
Clare and Chris Tayback
Christine and Sean Yu
Your donations allow the Armory to continue to build on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching, and presenting the arts.
Thank you to all our donors for believing in the Armory. If you have any questions or would like to change your recognition, please contact Ismael Soto-Vice President of External Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of community partners with who we've had the pleasure and privilege of collaborating with to bring arts education to more members of our community.
Membership dues are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The Armory's federal tax ID number is 95-2907884.