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4 Ways to Give to the Performing Arts

Published: April 30, 2020

You take your seat, there’s a buzz in the air...the lights go down and your heart begins to race as the first note plays. It’s the beginning of a shared experience between you, the band and hundreds of fans!

These moments are one of thousands that help to weave the fabric of our mission here at Ruth Eckerd Hall. To change lives through the performing arts.

While we’re known for our extensive list of legendary performers, what you may not know is that Ruth Eckerd Hall is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Our mission to change lives through the performing arts is wide-reaching throughout all of Tampa Bay, but we can’t do it without your support!

Beyond the curtain of our main stage, you’ll hear students of the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts tapping in the dance studio, harmonizing in one of our private studios or performing in the Murray Theatre.

As you leave Ruth Eckerd Hall Drive, no matter which way you turn, our efforts continue to impact the community through our partnerships with public county schools, hospitals and local nonprofits.

As our community grows, so does our mission! The performing arts have touched the hearts of the young and old, but to continue our quality programming year-round and bring our mission to life, we need your help.

Wondering how you can support Ruth Eckerd Hall’s mission? We’ve gathered a list of four ways!

1. Make a Donation

It’s never been easier to contribute to our mission! Incorporating the same secure system you use to purchase tickets, your information is safe when using our donation portal.

Did you know your donation is tax-deductible? For details on donations or any other questions regarding contributions, contact us here.

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2. Become a member

Membership is a great way to support the arts and receive great perks at our venues. Ticket sales and other earned income only cover a portion of our total operating budget, the remaining expenses are funded by membership contributions. With several levels of membership available, you’ll be part of something special that contributes to Tampa Bay’s diverse arts community!

Memberships are considered a charitable contribution and include various benefits based on membership level. To explore our membership opportunities and more, visit here.

3. Host a Facebook Fundraiser

Have you been inspired by the birthday campaigns you’ve seen on Facebook? This easy feature allows you to connect with your favorite nonprofit online and share with your friends what you’re most passionate about!

Creating your own digital fundraiser is simple. To create your first campaign and learn how donations are delivered directly to Ruth Eckerd Hall, make sure you’re logged into Facebook and visit this page for details.

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4. Make Ruth Eckerd Hall your favorite charity when you shop through Amazon Smile

Did you know Amazon created a Smile program through their website? Operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

No amount is too small and through Amazon Smile, you can make a big difference in the Tampa Bay arts community!

To learn more about the Amazon Smile program and how you can select Ruth Eckerd Hall as your charity, visit their page here.


At Ruth Eckerd Hall, you’re more than just a patron, member or student, you’re part of our family, and with your support, we’ll continue changing lives through performing arts for many years to come.