It’s a local treasure with a national reputation for excellence. COCA helps people turn the sparks of passion and talent within themselves into real and often life-altering experiences. If you believe that everyone deserves the chance to realize their full potential, please join us in fostering potential into reality – for a single person, for our community, and for our world.

Richard Baron Leadership Circle

Join a visionary group of generous supporters who have committed to helping COCA accomplish its most ambitious goals.

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The COCA Annual Fund

When you give to the COCA Annual Fund, you join an important group of supporters who are making the arts central to life in St. Louis.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies, foundations and other organizations can support COCA programs in a variety of ways, including sponsorship of special events like our premiere spring fundraiser COCAcabana – one of the best parties in town.

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The COCA Impact Fund

Key to COCA’s sustainability, the Impact Fund provides for COCA’s endowment and capital reserves through planned and designated gifts.

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Other Ways to Give

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need-based scholarships awarded to promising young artists


area residents provided with arts education programs


pairs of dance shoes provided to pre-professional students


in arts programming provided annually at no cost to 4,000 regional students

COCA is a strong voice in the national dialogue about the power of arts education, and as a maturing institution, we must balance the need for innovation with the nurturing of existing programs, our commitment to outreach, and the preservation of our historical facility to further grow and sustain our long-term impact on St. Louis.

We believe that the arts are an indispensable part of modern life, and we strive to make them open and accessible to all. Your support helps COCA provide financial assistance and support services to people across the region, and robust education programs at no cost to St. Louis-area students.

COCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not receive United Way or any taxpayer support. Contributions to the COCA Annual Fund are eligible for tax deduction to the limit allowable by law.


Be a part of ensuring the creative potential and vibrancy of our community.