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
Impact of Your Philanthropy
The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund is the only fund of its kind across Lincoln Center. For over 50 years, it has galvanized the corporate community to raise unrestricted, general operating support on behalf of 10 constituent organizations across the Lincoln Center campus so that they may further their artistic and educational missions.
Through your corporate support you ensure that 10 world class organizations at Lincoln Center can continue to be beacons for the performing arts, inspiring millions of visitors to Campus and virtually through the most comprehensive and extraordinary programming.
Your support allows Lincoln Center Constituents to fulfill their missions by engaging children and adults of all ages through programs centered around Education, Community Outreach, Arts for Youth and Students, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Accessibility, and International Outreach. Examples of how the constituents address these areas include:
Impact across the Lincoln Center Campus
Lincoln Center is dedicated to making the performing arts accessible to New Yorkers of all communities and cultural backgrounds and offers hundreds of performances and programs free of charge each year throughout our 16-acre campus.
Lincoln Center serves New Yorkers by making the arts broadly accessible all year round through free and low-cost artistic programming on our public spaces and in our halls, and in no-cost arts education and community engagement initiatives on our campus and in communities throughout the five boroughs.
With your support, Lincoln Center will reach thousands of people each year who would otherwise have little or no access to the performing arts. You can make a difference by joining the Corporate Fund today.