Culture OC will thrive thanks to community members like you. By supporting our nonprofit newsroom, you help us grow our team and keep our local stories free to read for all of Orange County.
We are grateful to the individuals and foundations that make the work of Culture OC possible and are proud to list our supporters. You can become a supporter by donating today!
Arts journalism—much like theatre—provides a lens to contextualize the human experience, to make sense of the unknown and to introduce us to new ideas. Today, this service is needed more than ever.
DAVID IVERS, Artistic Director, South Coast Repertory
These are our Founding Supporters. The first 500 donors to give in support of Culture OC are part of an elite group we call —
THE CULTURE 500
Because Culture OC evolved out of our work at Voice of OC, we have included the names of those who donated to our arts and culture journalism since we began in 2018.
We have 137 names and organizations on the list so far.
We still have room to add yours!
Wylie A Aitken
Arts Orange County
Payal Kumar Avellan
Festival Ballet Theatre
Blake and Char Gould
Hilbert Museum of California Art
Ann J Irvine
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Joe & Elaine Janssen
Alex and Kay Kaplan
Mike Kerr and Jenny Backhaus
Laguna Dance Festival
Lyric Opera of Orange County
Media Arts Santa Ana
Newport Beach Film Festival
Orange County Community Foundation
Pretend City Children's Museum
Rubin Institute for Music Criticism
Don & Sally Anne Sheridan
Six Toes Studio
Soka Performing Arts Center
South Coast Repertory
Richard and Alison Stein
Voice of OC
Carrie William Freitas
The Wooden Floor
Jane Fujishige Yada
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