As a non-profit organization, contributions help support The Ark’s annual programming and operations. You can contribute to The Ark online at any time through PayPal or call (734) 761–1800, Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm. Ticket sales pay for only about 70% of what it costs to run The Ark each year. Contributions are 100% tax deductible as allowed by law.
Donate to The Ark
The Ark is proud to be part of an amazing community working together during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ticket sales account for most of our operating revenue. During our closure during 2020–2021 many of you asked how you can help The Ark weather our reduced income. Thank you!
- Make an online donation to support The Ark.
- Become a member or upgrade your membership.
- Purchase a gift card or make a donation by phone during business hours at (734) 761-1800. Remember, don’t send credit card numbers by email!
- Mail a donation to our business office at 117 N First St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Tickets for canceled shows that were purchased online, by phone or in person through the Michigan Union Ticket Office will automatically be refunded, but you can convert tickets you purchased directly from The Ark to a donation by calling (734) 761-1800 ext. 29.
You can make a lasting gift to support The Ark into the future while providing you and your beneficiaries with significant tax benefits. The Ark’s planned giving options include Charitable Bequests, Beneficiary Designations, and POD Accounts. Contact Executive Director Marianne James for more information at (734) 761-1800.
Make a Planned Gift
Memorial & Honorary Contributions
Gifts to The Ark in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion are welcome at any time. Memorial and honorary contributions can be made by calling The Ark’s business office at (734) 761-1800 or online by clicking on the button below. When donating online, please include information on the person/occasion you are honoring and to whom you’d like an acknowledgment of your gift sent in the “special instructions” area during the checkout procedure.
Memorial or Honorary Donations
Gifts of Stock
The Ark can receive gifts of stock. For information, contact Annual Giving Manager Tom Stoll by phone at (734) 761-1800, ext. 28.
The Ark Endowment
The Ark has an endowment fund through the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. Gifts to The Ark Endowment Fund are made directly to the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, which holds and invests the assets for The Ark. The Fund is an important long-range funding tool for The Ark and provides Ark donors with valuable planned giving options and tax benefits. For more information, contact Executive Director Marianne James by phone at (734) 761-1800, ext. 24.
Donate to Endowment Fund
We’d like to recognize recent contributors to The Ark of $100 of more. Thank you for your support!