Ways to Give

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Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our individual donors, we here at the Festival have shifted our sights to the future. By giving to Spoleto Festival USA today, you are reinforcing our mission and encouraging the development of our 2024 season. Your support will allow the Festival to continue offering dynamic, international programs of the highest artistic caliber at competitive ticket prices while also ensuring that we are able to:

  • offer artist conversations, lectures, and demonstrations to promote an understanding and appreciation of the arts within and beyond our immediate community
  • make artists available for community engagements and educational outreach year-round
  • invest in technology and infrastructure to present a world-class arts experience for our audiences.
  • provide meaningful training to young production and arts administration professionals via the Festival’s long-running Apprentice Program
  • conduct nationwide auditions for our Festival Orchestra that is unmatched not only in its excellence but in its importance to the careers of talented young musicians

Ways to Give

Give online with a secure credit card transaction, or call the Development Office at 843.724.1192.

Spoleto Festival USA
14 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Checks can be made payable to Spoleto Festival USA.

Donor-Advised Funds
Ensure that you make the most of your tax-beneficial DAF by recommending a gift to the Festival.

Gifts of Stock
Give a gift of appreciated stock free of capital gains tax. To make a gift of stock, advise your broker to contact our Development Office, or click here to obtain the detailed instructions. Please note that it is important to notify the Festival prior to any stock transfer in order for us to properly identify and acknowledge your gift.

Matching Gifts
To maximize your gift, contact your HR department to determine if your company participates in a matching gifts program. Your matching gift may qualify you to receive additional Festival benefits.

Support Spoleto Festival USA through convenient and flexible quarterly or monthly credit card installments. Please contact the Development Office to set up your gift.

IRA Charitable Rollover
If you are age 70½ or above, you are qualified to make a meaningful, tax-free gift through an IRA charitable rollover, as part of the required minimum distribution.

Bravo Society
Make a lasting impact on the Festival’s future by joining the Bravo Society with a bequest, trust, or other planned gift.

More about Planned Giving

Honorary and Memorial Gifts
Celebrate or remember the life of someone special with a contribution to Spoleto Festival USA. Honorary and memorial gifts are a wonderful way to celebrate a loved one’s enthusiasm for the performing arts. You will receive a tax receipt and the Festival can notify the honoree or the honoree’s family members of your thoughtful contribution (upon request). The amount of your donation will be kept confidential.

Corporate Giving
Companies of all sizes are invited to explore our corporate giving options, which provide excellent exposure and benefits for businesses.

More about Sponsorship / Advertising

Geoff Nuttall Legacy Fund

Inspired by Geoff’s insatiable curiosity and enthusiasm for chamber music, the Geoff Nuttall Legacy Fund propels Geoff’s vision for the future of Spoleto. Your support will directly impact chamber music programming; education programs, including bringing chamber music artists into local classrooms as well as students to the Dock Street Theatre to experience concerts; and interdisciplinary artistic innovation and creation.

Donate to the Geoff Nuttall Legacy Fund