The COCA Annual Fund ensures that our organization can continue to provide high-caliber classes, an unrivaled faculty and meaningful arts experiences to the people of St. Louis. Gifts to the Annual Fund support our programming, help us keep tuition low, allow us to provide scholarships, and keep us open seven days a week, twelve hours each day for most of the year. Your generous donation will enable us to continue our work.

Levels of Support


  • Your gift could provide one student with dance shoes and clothing.


  • Your gift of could provide one student with a semester of dance classes.


  • Your gift could provide one student with a week of summer arts programming.


  • Your gift could provide one month of van transportation for COCA scholarship students.

For gifts above $1,500, please consider joining the Richard Baron Leadership Circle.

Tax-Free Charitable IRA Gifts

A special donation opportunity is available for individuals age 70½ years or older who can make tax-free gifts totaling up to $100,000 per calendar year directly from their IRA to COCA and other qualified public charities. This giving vehicle is particularly beneficial for donors who may not need their annual required minimum distribution or who want to make a larger tax-free charitable gift from an IRA. Learn more about making a tax-free IRA gift to COCA. 

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.