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Friends of CalArts

Friends of CalArts members represent some of the most influential and affluent arts philanthropists in southern California and around the country. They are the Institute’s most committed supporters and have raised millions for CalArts scholarships and programs over the past decade. They include alumni, parents of alumni, CalArts Trustees and arts patrons who are dedicated to supporting the Institute’s vision and excellence through annual leadership gifts.

Throughout the year, Friends of CalArts members are invited to a number of intimate salon events that bring them closer to the arts and artists. These exclusive opportunities are always informative, stimulating, and entertaining. Past Friends of CalArts opportunities have included:

  • Conversations with former CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Michael Eisner, animator Henry Selick (MFA ’77), architect Frank Gehry, conceptual artist John Baldessari, author and syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington, television writer and producer Norman Lear, and Elevator Service Repair founder and GATZ director John Collins, to name just a few.
  • Private viewing of exhibitions at galleries and museums around Los Angeles, including MoCA, the Autry National Center, and LACMA.
  • Performances, readings, and musical events in beautiful private homes including, acclaimed architect Ron Radziner and his wife, Robin Cottle, Edie Baskin Bronson, and her husband Skip.

Friends of CalArts membership begins at $2,500, made annually or as a monthly donation. CalArts alumni from the past 7 years are encouraged to begin their philanthropic support of their alma mater by joining Friends of CalArts with a gift of $250, and alumni from the past 8 to 15 years, are invited to join with a gift of $1,000.

For more information about this diverse and exciting group of CalArts supporters, please call Sally Bickerton, Director of Leadership Gifts, at 661.253.7728, email giving@calarts.edu.

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Last edited by cziemba on Nov 05, 2015
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