The Center for Performing Arts (the Center) concluded our 25th Anniversary Initiative with resounding success thanks to all our loyal friends and partners. Although the start to our campaign was not what we originally envisioned, due to COVID-19 complications, we committed ourselves to bringing together diverse artists and audiences, to inspire and educate, to make cultural artistic experiences accessible, and to connect with our communities regardless of barriers.

We did this Together!

The success of our 25th Anniversary directly reflects the community’s belief and support in our mission; allowing us to continue to do our work. As we celebrate this achievement, we look forward to continuing our mission with our community and friends supporting us for another 25 years and beyond!

Being a Center supporter allows you the chance to enhance the community by helping provide free content to underserved areas and individuals, offer scholarships, mentor leaders for tomorrow, and present world-class performing arts, social awareness programs, and educational platforms to enrich, connect, and cultivate compassion throughout the community.

Only with your support, will the Center remain a viable and significant contributor to the quality of life in Chicagoland and the South Suburbs. It requires multiple partners to unite Together!

Ways to continue your support:

Make a one-time tax deductible donation
• Become a Sustained Donor
Be our Ambassador
Donate to our Auction
Attend & Share our Events
Connect with us on Social Media
• Support with IRA Charitable Roll-Over or Planned Giving

25th Anniversary Fund
Supports scholarships, student worker opportunities, international touring productions, social awareness engagement and programming, summer theater camp, community artist platforms, venue improvements, and more.

Opera & Beyond Fund 
Ensures the continuation of classical vocal music, including the Opera Up Close series, as well as art songs, operetta and classical musical theatre. And of course, will ensure the continuation of operatic talent showcases from Chicagoland and beyond.

Ralph Medhurst Arts in Education Fund (Medhurst Fund)
Provides schoolchildren in underserved communities the equal opportunity to expand their horizons and foster learning in performing arts, math, science, history, and language arts through free or highly discounted tickets.

Burt E. Dikelsky Memorial Access to Arts Fund (Dikelsky Fund)
Expands arts access to children and their families in the Chicago Southland by helping them overcome informational, transportation, social and economic barriers, and more.

Contact us at for guidance on the best ways for you to support. 
Box Office: 708.235.2222.