Ways to Donate

Become a Friend of the Arts Council

Corporate and Individual Contributions

Corporate and individual contributions made to the Arts Council of Greater Lansing promote the cultural vitality of the capital region through services, grants and programs that best support area artists and arts and cultural organizations. All contributions are fully tax deductible. The Grand Society, Cultural Champions and Pillar of the Arts are unique circles of donors of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, and we welcome all individuals and businesses who value creative expression and artistic diversity in Greater Lansing to join us. Contributions at all levels greater than $1000 provide vital funding and support services enabling the Arts Council to provide grants, education, promotion and support services to the arts in greater Lansing. 

Pillar of the Arts - $10,000 and above

Cultural Champions - $5,000 - $9,999

Grand Society - $1,000 - $4,999

Art Ambassadors - $500 - $999

Partners - Up to $499


Give to the Chris Clark Legacy Fund

Chris Clark Fellowship Program for Creative Professionals

The Chris Clark Fellowship Program for Creative Professionals was established through a legacy gift from Chris Clark to the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. The goal of the program is to support creative capacity building for individuals such as artists, arts administrators, arts business owners and arts instructors in greater Lansing. On the donation page, please specify that your donation is for the Chris Clark Legacy Fund.


Support the Arts Council Endowment at the Community Foundation

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing has three major funds held with the Community Foundation, which offer a variety of ways to contribute in the way that best suits your interests. Review the three categories listed below, and visit the Community Foundation link below and search the appropriate fund name to contribute. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Arts Council of Greater Lansing Endowment - To promote, coordinate and advance the arts & culture in the Greater Lansing area.

Suzanne B. Mills Fund for the Arts - In honor of Suzanne B. Mills, former Executive Director of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, for her years of dedicated service.

Arts Advancement Fund - To benefit and advance our arts and cultural community. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donate by searching fund name "Arts Council of Greater Lansing" at the Community Foundation.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts support the Arts Council's mission to support, strenghten and promote arts, culture and creativity in the capital region. Please contact the Arts Council for more information about planned giving options and the associated tax benefits you may be eligible for.  Email for more information.

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Whether cultivating lasting support for local artists, providing local students a creative outlet, encouraging new project collaborations or representing a strong voice for support of arts and culture at the local level, the Arts Council is hard at work championing arts and culture in Greater Lansing.  This list represents gifts, donations and grants between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017

Adams Outdoor Advertising

Capital Region Community Foundation

Ingham County

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union


Fox47 and MY18

Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jackson National Life

Michigan State University


John and Patty Barnas

Daniel and Margaret Brodbeck

Terry and Mike Carella

City of East Lansing

Charles and LeaAnne Janssen

In memory of John Leo Luttig

Jeff Magnuson and Amy Rickett

Mariel Foundation

Jerry and Joan Mattson

David and Nancy McKeague

Richard and Deborah Mikula

Suzanne B. Mills

George Orban and Rae Ramsdell

R.E. Olds Foundation

Albert Schiffer

Barbara J. Sjolander

Craig Mitchell Smith

Lyn Donaldson Zynda 

Deb Cholewicki

Kathie Feldpausch