We are excited to begin renovations on our beloved Koger Center for the Arts, and we’re starting by replacing the seats in Gonzales Hall. By naming a seat, you’re providing critically needed funds to support the magic that happens when you take a seat in the Koger Center, and the arts come to life!
Name a seat for yourself, a loved one, a special friend, your company or organization. Be a part of our new look and feel while supporting arts in your community.
You are at the Center…
At the core of every thriving community is a supportive artistic hub. When you give to the Koger Center for the Arts, you create a vibrant home for the arts in the Midlands.
We are devoted to fostering local, national, and international performing and visual artists while cultivating exceptional, unique, and innovative offerings to the community not found elsewhere.
With support from committed patrons, we create opportunities to present larger productions and community events hosted by a venue equipped to welcome the world's brightest stars and with your donation, we create a cultural destination in the heart of the Midlands.
Please make the arts possible with a gift today.
$50 – allows three K-12 students to attend a Koger Center Presents educational performance.
$100 – provides a student-led masterclass for the benefit of young, aspiring artists.
$250 – allows an entire class to attend a Koger Center presents educational performance, or a “lunch and listen lecture” featuring a local leader for community members to enjoy.
$500 – provides a masterclass/workshop with artists for community members to engage with the arts they normally wouldn’t have access to.
$1,000 – enables a gallery sponsorship for local or visiting artists to exhibit their work.
$2,500 – sponsors a Koger Center Presents: Live in the Lobby performance.
$5,000 – provides an educational outreach performance for local schools to attend.
$10,000 – sponsors an entire season of Koger Center Presents: Live in the Lobby series programming, providing a substantial contribution toward the growth of the Koger Center Presents series.
$25,000 – ask how you can name a soon-to-be renovated space in the Koger!
Ways to Give
Present innovative arts programming:
As a long-standing home for premier entertainment, the Koger Center for the Arts is proud to host leading ensembles and renowned entertainers from around the globe. From resident companies to the finest in Broadway entertainment and everything in between, the Koger Center stage continues to welcome local and international stars. For the first time in over a decade, the Koger Center for the Arts is proud to announce that we will once again curate and produce a unique series of our own.
Koger Center Presents delivers diverse seasons of new and outstanding entertainment while facilitating creative and educational exchanges between artists and audiences throughout the Midlands. To support the development of this artistic and educational mission of the Koger Center for the Arts, please consider giving to support the following:
"Koger Center Presents" Series: Support the growth and development of the Koger Center for the Arts as a presenting organization with a gift to the "Koger Center Presents" series. With your generosity, the Koger Center for the Arts can create innovative seasons dedicated to fostering local artists while also staging the finest in world-class entertainment for audiences throughout the Midlands to enjoy. Through the advancement of funding for diverse, multi-disciplinary programming, regional and international artist expenses, and a vibrant array of community events, your gift to "Koger Center Presents" is an investment in the continued elevation of the Midlands as a thriving arts and cultural center.
Koger Center Educational Fund: Education is at the heart of the mission of the Koger Center for the Arts, and your gift to the Koger Center Educational Fund will champion access to the arts for students of all ages. The transformative impact of the arts can be witnessed through creative interactions, collaborative opportunities, and immersive experiences, and the development of educational programming with the resources necessary to ensure that all students are provided with continued access to arts engagement is made possible with your support. From the presentation of masterclasses and community performances to the donation of show tickets, your gift matters in the life of a student.
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. Make an individual donation online.
If you would like to donate by mail, please complete our donation form [pdf]and mail it along with your check or credit card information to 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. You may also donate by phone by calling 803-777-9732.
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 803-777-9732 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 803-777-9732 or email.