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Individual Support

Sitar Arts Center is a nonprofit organization and with over 90 percent of our income coming from donations, we greatly rely on charitable contributions.  Your support allows Sitar Arts Center to fill the gap between the actual cost of our programs and what our families can afford to pay. Every gift helps to subsidize the tuition and ensure that young people in the Center’s inner-city community are provided with high quality arts education in a safe haven during the afterschool, weekend and summer hours.

There are many ways you can make a donation, including online, by mail, United Way or Combined Federal Campaign, company match, stocks, planned giving, and in-kind donations.

Donate Online

Your online donation is quick, easy and secure. Sitar Arts Center’s online donations are managed through Network for Good’s safe and secure giving system. With Network for Good, you can choose to set up a monthly, quarterly or annual contribution to Sitar Arts Center.

Click here to make a secure online donation.

Donate By Mail

You can send a contribution directly to Sitar Arts Center through the mail. Our address is:

Sitar Arts Center
1700 Kalorama Road, NW Suite 101
Washington, DC 20009

Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts

Combined Federal Campaign and United Way
Sitar Arts Center is a member of the United Way of the National Capital Area’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – a workplace giving campaign that gives employees the opportunity to support eligible nonprofit organizations.

Please support students at the Center by designating your campaign gift to Sitar Arts Center by using CFC #79089 or United Way #8684.

Employer Match
Many employers encourage employees to donate to nonprofit organizations by matching charitable contributions. This is a great opportunity to increase the size of your gift! You can check with your employer’s Human Resources Department for information on your employer’s specific matching gift program. Simply complete the matching gift form provided by your employer and send it to Sitar Arts Center with your contribution.

Sitar Stars

You can become a Sitar Star with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. You can fulfill your Sitar Star commitment with a monthly, quarterly or annual contribution. Your contribution will help to subsidize the cost of a student’s tuition for a semester of unlimited classes at Sitar Arts Center.

The benefits of becoming a Sitar Star include special invitations to Sitar events, including Showcase Week, the summer musical and Sitar’s gallery exhibits and recognition in Sitar Arts Center’s newsletter and website.

To learn more about becoming a Sitar Star, please see the attached form or contact Sitar Arts Center’s Director of Development at (202) 797-2145 ext. 101.

In-Kind Donations

Donations of new or gently used arts materials and instruments help to make programs affordable for children from low-income households.

Click here to see our list of items we need and how to donate in-kind.

Stocks and Securities

Gifts of stock can be made with your broker’s assistance by electronic transfer. This process works for all publicly traded shares of stock. Simply request your broker to transfer the stated number of shares electronically to Sitar Arts Center.

Please contact the Center’s Senior Director of Development at (202) 797-2145, ext. 101 or send an email to obtain the Center’s Merrill Lynch Account Number and DTC #.

Planned Giving

Sitar Arts Center honors friends who make a planned gift benefiting the Center, through a will, bequest, trust or other estate plan. A planned gift to Sitar Arts Center may be part of a comprehensive estate plan that provides a way to complete a lifetime of giving, or allows you to make a significant gift that might not be possible during your lifetime.

Click here to read about joining Sitar Arts Center’s Legacy Society.