Donor Circle

At Destiny Arts Center, it is individual donors like you who make a lasting impact. Your generous donations allow Destiny Arts Center to serve over 4,000 youth annually at our brand new North Oakland arts facility and at over 20 schools in Oakland and throughout the East Bay. Your donation will also allow Destiny Arts Center to:

  • Provide high quality, rigorous dance, theater, and martial arts classes that teach nonviolence for thousands of youth in Oakland and throughout the East Bay
  • Produce professional-quality productions created by artists and youth
  • Develop young artists’ curiosity, passion, and appreciation for the arts
  • Expose audiences to live theater, particularly populations with little to no access to the arts
  • Train other educators in Destiny methods to extend the impact of the program

We welcome the opportunity to deepen our relationship with donors like you by giving the opportunity to gain early access to performances and events, and engage with our program staff and students in an intimate setting.

By making a multi-year pledge to support our programs, you ensure our ability to expand the impact of our work in our exciting new facility and continue to give young people the tools and confidence to prevent violence in their lives and communities: building real skills, discipline and a deep knowledge of our signature peace building curriculum designed to give young people the tools and confidence to prevent violence in their lives and communities.

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donor levels & benefits

Director’s Circle $1,000

Your gift allows for five students to attend dance, theater or martial arts classes for an entire school year where they learn the principles of the Warrior’s Code, become proficient in their chosen discipline and learn self-defense and conflict resolution skills so that they may practice peace in their families and communities. You receive all of the following annual benefits:

  • Two (2) VIP seats at a company performance of your choosing (these shows sell out)
  • Prominent DAYPC Playbill recognition

Producer’s Circle $5,000

Your gift allows for five students to participate in our 9-month performance company program (DAYPC), a powerful way for youth to discover and express their voices in a public forum.
You will receive all of the benefits listed above, plus:
  • A copy of a limited edition 25th Anniversary commemorative book
  • Recognition on our Donor Spotlight web page
  • A private lunch meeting with our Executive Director, Cristy Johnston-Limon

Executive Producer’s Circle $10,000

Your gift significantly contributes to the production of our annual teen and youth company performances, giving 40 youth the opportunity of a lifetime to create an original full-length production with professional artists performed for over 25,000 people throughout the Bay Area each year.
You will receive all of the benefits listed above, plus:
  • Behind-the-scenes access to the production of the annual Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company (DAYPC) sell-out show, including access to a dress rehearsal of your choosing
  • Photo with entire DAYPC cast
  • Two (2) additional VIP seats at a teen and youth company performance of your choosing (these shows sell out)
  • Recognition on our Donor Recognition Wall

For more information about our Donor Circle Program or to discuss other pledge options, please contact:

Kim Kandel Gracianette
kim@destinyarts.com
(510) 597-1619 ext. 105

What a brave band of determined souls is Destiny!

Alice Walker
Author, poet, feminist, and activist