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Support Koger Center for the Arts


With your gift, the Koger Center for the Arts can create a vibrant home for the arts. The development of a center devoted to fostering local artists while cultivating exceptional offerings requires more than just the price of your ticket, and it is with support from committed patrons that we can create opportunities for larger productions and community events hosted by a venue equipped to welcome the world's brightest stars. At the core of every thriving city is a supportive home for the arts, and with your gift, we can create a cultural destination in the heart of the Midlands.

 

With your gift of $100 we can create...
the gift of booster seats for young children to enhance the viewing experience.
the gift of tickets for four students to attend a Live in the Lobby event.
a hospitality package for visiting artists to enjoy.

With your gift of $250 we can create...
a lunch, learn, and listen for community members to enjoy.
the gift of tickets for ten students to attend a Live in the Lobby event.
the gift of backstage supplies for use by our technical team.

With your gift of $500 we can create...
masterclasses and workshops with local and visiting artists for community members to enjoy.
a performance and workshop for our Koger Apprentices to engage with local artists.
the gift of lighting to shine on the Koger Center for the Arts stage.

With your gift of $1,000 we can create...
the gift of a performance, masterclass, or workshop for a local school to attend.
a gallery wall for local artists and students to exhibit their work.
the beautification of our gallery patio for the enjoyment of our patrons.

With your gift of $5,000 we can create...
a lecture or masterclass series featuring visiting artists and special guests.
the gift of an educational outreach performance for local schools to attend.
a season of special events, lunch and listens, and happy hours for community members.

With your gift of $10,000 we can create...
the renovation of backstage dressing rooms for the enjoyment of visiting artists.
upgrades to our second-floor reception room and gallery for the enjoyment of our patrons.
a season of Live in the Lobby programming featuring visiting and local artists.

 

Ways to Give

Koger Center Membership Program

As a member of the Koger Center Membership Program, patrons will receive exclusive benefits and behind-the-scenes access while playing a leading role in supporting the development of community events and world-class programming. Presale ticketing, complementary valet parking, backstage tours, and invitations to special events are just some of the available perks! Click here for a list of membership levels and benefits. Click to join online.

Individual Donations

We welcome donations of any size, and every contribution supports the Koger Center in bringing the finest of the arts to audiences of all ages throughout South Carolina.

How to Join the Koger Center Membership program or Make a Donation

To join the Koger Center Membership Program or to make an individual donation online, please click here. If you would like to join or donate by mail, please complete our donation form and mail it along with your check or credit card information to the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201. Checks should be made out to the USC Educational Foundation/Koger Center for the Arts. Please indicate membership or donation in the memo section of your check. You may also join or donate by phone by calling 803-777-7500.

Planned Giving

Share your passion for the arts with future generations through a bequest in your will or trust, or through an insurance policy or annuity. To discuss any of these planned giving options, please contact our development department by calling 803-777-7500 or emailing kogercenter@sc.edu.

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorships with the Koger Center for the Arts provide exciting opportunities to present your company's brand to our multi-generational, diverse, and accomplished audiences, all of whom share a profound passion for the arts. With over 121,000 patrons visiting the Koger Center last year, the Koger Center offers tremendous corporate visibility in Columbia and throughout the state. Whether you would like to sponsor an event, an entire series, or name one of our unique spaces, we have opportunities that can be customized to meet your company's marketing objectives. Brand display, product presentation, corporate hospitality events, backstage tours, and special access to tickets and seating are just some of the available benefits from partnering with the premier performing arts center in the Midlands. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities by calling 803-777-7500 or emailing kogercenter@sc.edu.