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Support the Arts

How Can I Support the Arts?

Your donations help Woodlawn Arts Academy to offer financial assistance to aspiring artists and cover general costs of daily operations. Did you know that one-third of Woodlawn Arts Academy’s operating budget is dependent upon contributions from donors like you? Since 2006, thanks to public support, thousands of individuals were able to take part in our programs and events, and for that we are grateful.

You can help us continue to grow, thrive and provide opportunities! To donate, please consider the many ways you can give to Woodlawn Arts Academy. Every gift counts!

Annual Appeal

Beginning in 2012, Woodlawn Arts Academy now conducts an annual appeal during the months of June and July that helps the greater good of Woodlawn Arts Academy and provides scholarships for budding artists. Your gift can be designated for greatest need, a specific discipline, a specific local school or community. You can even name a scholarship in honor of your family! With your help, we can make our motto, “Where the Arts are for Everyone,” a reality.

Grow Your Dollars!

  • Matching Funds: Increase your gift by 25% by donating to Woodlawn Arts Academy through the Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust. Contact Christy Zepezauer at (815) 626-4278 for more information.
  • Company Match: Many companies match employee donations. Does yours?

Give Directly

Mail your gift to Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road, Sterling, IL 61081. You may also use the donation box in the lounge in our main building. Or donate online today!

Woodlawn Arts Academy Endowment

Make a legacy donation by giving to the Academy’s Endowment Fund. Please contact Christy Zepezauer at (815) 626-4278 to learn more about long-term giving.

Amazon Smile

If you’re shopping online for things you can’t purchase locally, log in to Amazon Smile and a percentage of your purchase will be donated directly to Woodlawn Arts Academy.

Thrivent Financial

Do you have insurance or investments with Thrivent? If so, ask your agent how to use Choice Dollars or Action Teams to donate to the Academy. Contact your Thrivent Financial advisor for details.


Businesses and individuals can become sponsors. In return for your sponsorship, your ad, logo or name will be printed in event programs and on other marketing materials. Please contact Christy Zepezauer at (815) 626-4278 to learn more.

Fundraising Events

The Academy annually hosts small and large fundraising events, such as our Bootlegger Bash and our performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet. If you’re interested in participating or sponsoring, watch our website and social media for details on these fundraisers as information becomes available, or contact Christy Zepezauer at (815) 626-4278 to learn more.

Purchase Woodlawn Arts Academy Gear

Woodlawn Arts Academy and Woodlawn Dance Academy decals are available throughout the year. Apparel can be purchased through Kaleel’s in Dixon. The Academy also offers dancewear & apparel sales. Ask in the main office at the Academy for details.

Network With Us

Like Woodlawn Arts Academy on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, check in on Foursquare and review us on Yelp … and encourage your friends to do the same!

Donate Now

Woodlawn Arts Academy is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization. We are supported by United Way of Whiteside and Lee counties and partially funded by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and The Chicago Community Trust. Your generous donations fund one-third of the Academy’s operating budget. Every gift counts!

Mail your gift to:

Woodlawn Arts Academy
3807 Woodlawn Road
Sterling, IL 61081

You may also use the donation box in the lounge in our main building. Or click the button below to donate online today!

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