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$1,404,712 Amount raised
7,359 Gifts received

Wharton Center′s Seats 4 Kids Fund

We believe that the arts are integral to living a richer, more purposeful life. They have the power to teach, inspire, unify, and truly transform individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Time and time again, research has proven that young people who are engaged in the arts are more active in their communities and achieve greater success in school.

In 2006, Wharton Center established the Seats 4 Kids Fund to provide increased accessibility to its world-class events and arts education programming. Contributions from generous individuals like you allow for complimentary tickets to be supplied to economically challenged youth and families through Title I schools and local community service organizations. These tickets are also made available for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their loved ones to attend sensory-friendly performances. Additionally, funds support scholarships for students to participate in classes and workshops offered via the Wharton Center Institute for Arts and Creativity. Since the program’s inception, nearly 20,000 tickets have been distributed to Act One School Series productions, sensory-friendly performances, and other engagements.

Give to the Seats 4 Kids Fund and Help Children to Compose Their Stories.

The arts shine a light on our common dreams, our struggles, and our shared sense of humanity to infuse our lives with connection and meaning. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wharton Center has expanded the impact of the Seats 4 Kids initiative by providing K-12 students across Michigan and interested community members with free access to artistic content in a virtual space. Your gift can send one child to a performance or make it possible for an entire class to share an unforgettable experience. Thank you for helping to make the arts accessible to everyone!

Please note that your tax-deductible contribution to the Seats 4 Kids Fund does not qualify for Circle Membership benefits or seating priority.

106 Funded

$5,000 Goal

5,310 Amount raised

35 Gifts received

Challenge Money Awarded

  • Goal Reached
    $1,000.00

Donor Honor Roll

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  • Britany Benson Wujcik
    $20.00
  • Sara Dolan
    $100.00
  • Matthew Dillon
    $25.00
  • William Zimmerman
    $100.00
  • Mary Savage
    $100.00
  • Michael Santoro
    $15.00
  • Anonymous
    $100.00
  • Kristy Karasinski
    $100.00
  • Patrick Chiu
    $100.00
  • Mayette Hicks
    $100.00
  • Brenda Gordon
    $100.00
  • Jennifer Richard
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $25.00
  • Ryonn Clute
    $50.00
  • Patricia Finnie
    $100.00
  • Anonymous
    $1,000.00
  • Aaron Halabe
    $125.00
  • Ronald Langley
    $1,000.00
  • Maureen Winslow
    $100.00
  • Elizabeth Thomas
    $20.00
  • Natalie Puckett
    $25.00
  • Rohini Mulchandani
    $1,000.00
  • Sandra Brown
    $50.00
  • Maryann Herrera
    $100.00
  • Kathleen Deneau
    $50.00
  • Anonymous
    $250.00
  • Kristen Calabrese
    $50.00
  • Sharon Senk
    $50.00
  • Kimberly Tobin
    $50.00
  • Sandra Hammer
    $100.00
  • Kathleen Lanava
    $100.00
  • Kyan Zeller
    $25.00
  • Mala Kashyap
    $25.00
  • Janel Hofmeister
    $5.00
  • Stefanie Pohl
    $100.00