Ways to Give

The Charleston Gaillard Center is the natural hub for the performing arts in the Lowcountry. Your donation supports high-caliber, content-rich performances, community outreach, arts education and contributes to a strong future for this crown jewel of Charleston. Donate today to support the arts in your community.

General Donations

Donations to the Charleston Gaillard Center are 100% tax-deductible and will go to support the future of the performing arts in the Lowcountry. To make a donation, click here or send a contribution to the Charleston Gaillard Center ATTN: Development Department, 95 Calhoun St, Charleston SC 29401.


Each year, members bring the arts to life by supporting the Charleston Gaillard Center. Memberships help to underwrite the spectacular performances we bring to the community, our arts education program and the incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet some of the world’s most acclaimed performers. To learn more about membership and explore the benefits of membership, click here.

Employee Matching Gifts

If your company or former employer has a matching gifts program, your donation to the Charleston Gaillard Center can be doubled – or even tripled – providing even further support for our programs. Guidelines and matching amounts will vary with each company. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employers to participate in a matching gift program, and you can learn more about these types of programs from your current or former human resources department. Click here to see if your company offers a matching gift program.

Planned Giving

Secure your legacy by naming the Charleston Gaillard Center as part of your bequest. Gifts by will or trusts are a continuing source of support for the Gaillard. These gifts give us the greatest flexibility to use the funds where they are most needed – whether to support camp scholarships, education outreach, facilities upkeep, new initiatives or artist engagement. To participate, you may designate to the Charleston Gaillard Center (1) stated dollar amount, (2) A percentage of your residual estate (what remains after gifts to loved ones are extended and expenses paid), or (3) a specific asset such as securities or other marketable property.

If you are interested in planned giving, please contact us at 843-579-6467 or development@gaillardcenter.org. If you would like to name the Charleston Gaillard Center in your will, please use the following legal name, address and tax ID:

Legal Name:     The Gaillard Management Corporation
Address:           95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Tax ID:              46-3018925

We hope that you will let us know when you decide to name the Charleston Gaillard Center in your will or trust so that we can thank you and include you in our listing of supporters. Please use the following form to alert us of your wishes. If you do not wish to complete the form below, click here to print the form and mail to the Development Department at the address listed above.

IRA Gifts

If you are 70 ½ or older, you can use the IRA charitable rollover to make a tax-free gift to the Charleston Gaillard Center. You may transfer any amount up to $100,000 annual directly to a qualified charitable organization without incurring tax liabilities.

To make a gift from your IRA:

  • Contact your IRA administrator to request a change-of-beneficiary form
  • Name the The Gaillard Management Corporation (DBA Charleston Gaillard Center) as a beneficiary and name the gift percentage on the form
  • Return the form to your IRA administrator
  • Contact us at development@gaillardcenter.org to let us know your plans so that we can thank yo