Make a Donation

Support the arts in your community by making a gift to COCA. There are many ways you can show your support for multidisciplinary arts education.


Learn more about ways to donate to COCA:

Leadership Circle Members receive all of the benefits of Annual Fund support at the Director level, plus a complimentary invitation for two to FLAME, COCA's annual appreciation gala for members of the Richard Baron Leadership Circle. Learn more.
A tribute or memorial gift is a convenient and thoughtful way to celebrate a special occasion, honor a friend or family member or to remember a loved one. The honoree or designated person receives a card acknowledging your contribution. Your name s listed as the donor, but the amount of the gift is not indicated. In addition, you will receive a card acknowledging your tax-deductible gift, with the amount indicated, which will serve as a receipt for tax purposes.


Download COCA's Tribute Form.

For more information, contact Gina Wake at 314.561.4873 or .
An endowment fund gift is a way of helping ensure COCA's sustainability. Consider making a gift to one of the following funds:
  • Scholarship Endowment Fund
    The Scholarship Endowment Fund ensures that the gifted young people who will become tomorrow's professional musicians, dancers, actors or visual artists receive the level of training they need and deserve, regardless of their income. COCA offers part and full-time scholarships to students in financial need. The following named endowment funds have been established in honor of loved ones, family members, or COCA staff members.
  • The Lee Nolting Dance Scholarship Fund
  • The Stephanie Riven Scholarship Fund
  • The Peter J. Witte Memorial Scholarship Fund
For more information, contact Gina Wake at 314.561.4873 or .
You are invited to join other friends of COCA who have made a very special commitment to COCA through their estate plans or other planned gifts. Planned giving enables you to give gifts of assets that benefit your family now and in the future. Planned gifts include gifts through your will, charitable annuities, life insurance, pooled income funds and charitable trusts. These gifts ensure the stability of the institution for future generations.
Whether you are a long-time COCA donor, a dedicated patron or you have just recently discovered COCA, you can establish a legacy of support that will secure COCA's stability for generations to come.

For more information, contact Virginia Howell at 314.561.4870 or .
COCA has been approved by the Missouri Department of Economic Development to issue tax credits for donations of $5,000 and above through the Youth Opportunities Program.

Individuals and businesses may qualify for tax credits for donations made to COCA's Outreach Program.

YOP Tax Credit Information
YOP Eligibility & Frequently Asked Questions.

More information about COCA can be found in COCA's Annual Report.

For more information, contact Gina Wake at 314.561.4873 or

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SPARK 2015: COCAbiz Creativity Conference
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Sep 2, 2015
At SPARK, keynote addresses are interposed with hands-on arts experiences and dynamic conversations led by teaching artists paired with business strategists.


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