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The Governor’s School for the Arts prides itself on excellence: the excellence of our many alumni and the excellence of the program itself. Though GSA students attend the summer program for free, the program comes with a price tag. Be sure to explore this section to discover all of the ways you can support GSA!

Tuition, room, board and supplies cost approximately $3,800 per student for over 200 students each summer.

Individual Giving

Raising support for the arts should be fun! While direct monetary and in-kind contributions to GSA are greatly appreciated, many friends of GSA have raised significant amounts of support for the program by doing what they do best – getting creative!

GSA supporters have held everything from yard sales to recitals to maintain and increase GSA’s ability to impact the lives of people across Kentucky. 

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS! WHAT WILL YOU THINK UP? EMAIL JUSTIN WILLIAMSON OR CALL (502) 566-5199.

Corporate Giving

Support from the corporate community allows GSA to pursue its mission and tradition of excellence in our community. GSA relies on corporate support in order to continue providing free, high-quality arts education opportunities to Kentucky’s talented artists.

GSA partners with local, regional and national corporations. These companies provide funding for GSA’s annual summer program and ongoing community outreach activities. In return, Kentucky Performing Arts and GSA recognize these corporate partners in printed materials, online and several other outlets.

WE WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE MORE ABOUT GSA WITH YOUR COMPANY AND TO EXPLORE MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL BRETT SHEPHERD, OR CALL AT (502) 566-5137.

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Foundation Giving

Foundations are key partners in carrying out the mission of GSA. Kentucky Performing Arts works closely with foundations to identify the opportunities and programs that will best meet their mission and objectives of both the foundations and GSA. KPA recognizes foundation and government support in its publications and other forums, as appropriate.

Kentucky Performing Arts welcomes local, regional and national foundations to join us as we build a better community by offering young people the opportunity to join a vibrant, energetic and supportive artistic community where they gain self-confidence and clarity about their future goals.

WE WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH YOU AND DISCUSS WAYS FOR THE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS TO PARTNER WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION IN DELIVERING ITS NUMEROUS OUTREACH PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL SARAH DAWSON, OR CALL (502) 566-5722

Planned Giving

If you love GSA you can nurture its future with a gift in your will, trust or other planned gift.

By including GSA in your estate plan, you can ensure its legacy, and yours, for the next generation.

WE ARE PLEASED TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR GIFT. ALL COMMUNICATION ARE CONFIDENTIAL. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL JENNIFER WEBB OR CALL (502) 566-5159.

 

Endowed Giving

What Is An Endowment?

The Kentucky Center for the Arts Endowment Fund, Inc. is a separate, charitable organization with 501(c)(3) status created exclusively for The Kentucky Center and its programs.  The Kentucky Center for the Arts Endowment Fund, Inc. is a self-renewing resource that the Center holds forever and does not spend. Instead, endowed funds are invested and the earnings from these investments help support programs like GSA and ensure an income stream for the future.

Since its beginning in 1980, the Endowment Fund has increased steadily, thanks to gifts from friends ranging from foundations to individuals to corporations. GSA’s friends and supporters help guarantee its future by making a gift to endowment for GSA. Endowment is an essential source of permanent financial support for a program like GSA which charges no tuition or other fees to its student artists.

Creating A Separate Endowment Fund

Donors can contribute any amount to GSA’s general endowment fund, or, they can create a separate named fund with a contribution restricted for GSA. A contribution to endowment can be made with: An outright gift; a gift in a will, trust, life insurance or retirement plan assets; or, a life income plan. The fund name may honor the donor or may perpetuate the memory of, or honor, a loved one.

GSA is happy to recognize endowment gifts through commemorative opportunities such as named scholarships and other special initiatives as desired.

If great programs are built on great endowments, GSA’s growing endowment will lead to new standards of excellence.

WE ARE PLEASED TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR GIFT FOR GSA!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ENDOWMENT GIFTS FOR GSA, PLEASE EMAIL JULIE ROBERTS OR CALL (502)566-5156.

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Thank You To Our Supporters!

The Governor’s School for the Arts is made possible through a unique partnership among the Commonwealth of Kentucky, corporations, foundations & individuals, such as parents of current & former GSA students & other friends.

Kentucky Performing Arts initiated the program in 1987 & continues to administer & nurture it. 

GSA would not be possible without the leadership & support of: 
Governor Matthew Bevin, The Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Tourism, Arts, & Heritage Cabinet, Secretary Don Parkinson,  Deputy Secretary Regina Stivers, Kentucky Performing Arts Board of Directors, and Kentucky Performing Arts Foundation Board of Directors.

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