The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund was established in 1969, and its members— corporations, related foundations, and professional firms—provide essential, unrestricted support to 10 world class organizations across Lincoln Center. Funds raised by the Corporate Fund can be utilized by each organization where it is needed most so that they may further their artistic and educational missions.
The Corporate Fund's influence is multi-pronged. It serves as an exemplary model for cooperation between some of the most prestigious arts organizations in the world. The Fund supports 10 performing arts organizations by providing critical, unrestricted support. As a result, each organization can carry out day-to-day operations and typically attract more than 6.5 million visitors collectively per year, generating $2.4 billion in economic activity. On a deeper level, the Fund’s support allows the Lincoln Center campus to connect with surrounding New York City communities, educating students, and making art accessible for all. The success of the Corporate Fund's efforts is contingent upon the generosity of the business community and the Fund's Leadership Committee, who volunteer their time and expertise.
The Leadership Committee is comprised of distinguished executives representing Lincoln Center’s diverse and widespread constituency and reflecting the best of the national and international corporate world. Members help recruit and engage new members and benefit from special benefits and social activities at Lincoln Center. Membership is by invitation only with a contribution of $25,000 and above.
The Executive Council of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund represents the highest level of support with contributions above $25,000. Members at the Leader, Benefactor and Executive Level are part of the Executive Council.
*Based on availability and on constituent policies
**All costs to be assumed by the corporate partner
Leader, Benefactor, and Executive are included in Executive Council to recognize major support to Lincoln Center
The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund raises unrestricted funds from the corporate sector for ten world‐renowned performing arts organizations at Lincoln Center. In addition to creating meaningful and lasting synergies with these ten organizations, corporate donors receive a host of exclusive benefits, including use of Lincoln Center’s premiere ticketing concierge service; invitations to donor events and open rehearsals; listing in the Annual Report, website, and all Lincoln Center Playbills; and much more. The Corporate Fund also hosts exclusive fundraising and donor cultivation events throughout the fiscal year.
Membership in the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund offers a vast array of executive and employee benefits at each of the participating organizations. View the benefits chart here. Members can also craft one-of-a-kind experiences, more information here. Highlights of benefits to member corporations include:
Brand Exposure and Corporate Visibility
High Visibility and Recognition
Members gain valuable exposure to a very significant market through being listed in over five million programs for all Lincoln Center performances. Receive high visibility in printed advertisements in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Crain’s New York Business, and the Corporate Fund web site. Donors to the Corporate Fund Listing in Playbills across campus, listing in print ads throughout the year, logo placement on this website (based on level of support), and more....
Employees of Corporate Fund members are offered special priced tickets and merchandise, invitations to rehearsals, back stage tours, and special events.
Receive priority access to utilize Lincoln Center’s spectacular spaces for corporate entertainment; the opportunity to qualify for exclusive access to premiere seating for all Lincoln Center performing arts companies.