Endowment & Legacy

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Ensure the future of Austin’s Creative Home for tomorrow’s arts patrons.

Make a lasting gift and ensure the future of the Long Center for generations to come. Contributions to the endowment and planned gifts ensure the future of the Long Center as Austin’s Creative Home. By making a lasting gift, donors help secure the future of performing arts in Austin.

Leave your Legacy at the Long Center

Endowment Giving

Help secure the future of performing arts in Austin with a gift to the MFI Foundation Endowment Fund for the Long Center.  Our endowment fund keeps your contribution intact permanently, and a percentage of the return on investment is allocated to annual operations. Endowment funds create financial stability and allow the Long Center to withstand fluctuations in the economy and annual gifts.

A strong endowment is vital to our continued success. The MFI Foundation Endowment Fund for the Long Center supports operational activities, including performances and concerts, education programs, community projects and collaborative programs, special events and festivals.

Gifts of any amount are accepted. However, named endowment opportunities begin at $100,000. For more information on Endowment Gifts, contact Seth Sather at (512) 457-5117 or ssather@thelongcenter.org.

Legacy Giving

Donors who wish to make a significant gift to the Long Center over their lifetime, while limiting estate taxes and providing for their heirs, may choose to make a planned gift, which is pledged now, yet fully realized at a later date.

An estate or planned gift allows donors to make a lasting investment in the future of the Long Center. Many planned giving vehicles also offer income to the donor, spouse and children for life and later provide a gift to the Long Center. The Long Center acknowledges donors who have made a planned gift with membership in the Legacy Society. Join the legacy society with a lasting gift.

For more information on Legacy Gifts, contact Seth Sather at (512) 457-5117 or ssather@thelongcenter.org.

Capital Campaign & Founder’s Society

The Long Center is grateful to the over 4,600 individuals, corporations and foundations that made our building a reality. From November 1998–March 2008, we received funding from the community to complete the de-construction of the former Palmer Auditorium and the construction of the innovative and state-of-the-art Long Center facility that Austin knows today.