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Donor Benefits

By giving to United Arts of Central Florida, you join with thousands of other Central Floridians to support the community of local arts, science and history organizations in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. In grateful appreciation for this generous support, United Arts is pleased to offer donors of:

$50 or more:

A complimentary one-year subscription to Orlando Arts Magazine. Each issue covers the very best Central
Florida offers in arts
and culture.

$100 or more:

The Magazine subscription to the left and the United ArtsCard, a buy-one-ticket-get-one-FREE and discount card that connects you to the vibrant and diverse cultural offerings throughout Central Florida.

See below for ArtsCard restrictions.

$1,000 or more:

The benefits to the left and invitations to local cultural organizations' special events throughout the year.

$100,000 and more:

The benefits to the left and a seat on United Arts' Board of Trustees.

Why give to United Arts of Central Florida?

Support for United Arts of Central Florida is support for more than 50 arts, sciences and history organizations in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. These include the cornerstone cultural institutions in Central Florida like the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP), Orlando Science Center and Orange County Regional History Center.

Support for United Arts also funds more than 896,000 pre-K to 12th grade educational experiences. For the past 28 years, United Arts has served as the primary partner to Orange County Public Schools, facilitating comprehensive arts and cultural educational services with efficiency, authority and fiscal responsibility. Programming is provided through United Arts’ cultural partners and includes sending 2nd graders to the Ballet and 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to the Philharmonic … many for the first time in their young lives.

The arts matter for …

Our Children: For more than 20 years, United Arts has facilitated arts and cultural education programming that reaches students (pre-K to 12th grade) in public schools within Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Conducted by the major cultural organizations of the region and funded through government contracts as well as foundation and corporate support, it is often designed to meet Sunshine State Standards and support our state’s core curriculum. Field trips, hands-on activities and performances provide educational and creative experiences in the arts, science and history that enhance learning, develop and expand literacy and enrich our region’s greatest treasure: our young people. This past year, funding through United Arts supported more than 690,000 student experiences in the arts, sciences and history.

Our Economy: In the summer of 2012, Americans for the Arts published Arts & Economic Prosperity IV. This study measures the economic impact of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their event-related audiences. For the Central Florida region, results show that the nonprofit arts and culture industry is a significant economic driver supporting:

  • $264 million in economic activity
  • Nearly 9,000 jobs

Our Community: The arts improve the quality of our lives, bolster tourism and help to attract and retain high-level talent for start-up and established local businesses.