Endowments & Other Support

Photo Credit: Credit: Andy Bardon

The Center’s endowment is a permanent source of funding that supports our mission to inspire a culture of creativity and learning, and by providing a dedicated campus that fosters excellence in diverse programming. Each year, a portion of the endowment is paid out as an annual distribution to support structural operating expenses and transformative, strategic initiatives; facility maintenance; and programming. Any appreciation in excess of this annual distribution is retained in the endowment so it can grow and support future generations. As a result, the endowment can provide the financial foundation for generations to come.

We are indebted to donors who choose to support The Center through endowment gifts. Many of our supporters also choose to include The Center in their planned estate gifts to provide a legacy for generations to follow.

For more information on endowment opportunities contact Anne Ladd, Development Associate in The Center Fund anneladd@jhcenterforthearts.org / 307-734-8956

Endowment funds from these generous donors and foundations support programming and maintenance of The Center campus:

Facility Maintenance EndowmenT

Ordway Family Foundation

Theater Lighting

Programming Endowment

Jean Adams Estate

General Support

Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts

Jackson Hole Lions Club in support of our theater's new assistive listening system


The Center's Greening Initiative is supported by:

Teton County, Town of Jackson, Teton Conservation District, Leslye and David Hardie, Dawn and John Hummel, Alice and Rod Moorhead, Jennifer and Michael Tennican, Teton Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling, and Anonymous.

Make a Lasting Impact

Help ensure that future generations will enjoy The Center--vital to the cultural, economic and social fabric of this community. We invite you to make a difference by arranging a planned gift that may be directed to any of our worthy programs such as Center Presents programming, collaborative programming, facility maintenance, and more. For more information, please contact Jen Simon, President of The Center Fund, jen@jhcenterforthearts.org or 307-734-8956.