Annual Giving

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts was built by the community and for the community to be a permanent home of our Opera, Symphony, Ballet, and other local arts organizations.

“We don’t think there is any greater satisfaction than giving back to your community.” —Joe & Teresa Lozano Long

Annual Giving

The Long Center is Austin’s center stage, but we’re also Austin’s front row. Every day we bear witness to the city’s creativity, soul, and diversity. We’re proud to say that we’re a product of our environment, and even prouder to say that we’re cultivators of it. The Annual Fund is our year-round campaign that allows us to present the performances, music, movies, hangouts, festivals, and countless other interests that unite, delight, and inspire us all.

We’re extending a firsthand, front-row invitation to help shape our future.

Support us by making an online gift today  ›

You can also make a gift by mail. Just send us a personal, business or cashier’s check, payable to the Long Center: Long Center for the Performing Arts, Attn: Philanthropy Services, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704.

For more information or to discuss other giving options, contact our Philanthropy & Engagement department at or call (512) 457-5111.

Your Impact

While ticket sales are important, charitable gifts help the Long Center:

  1. Offer complimentary tickets to children and community organizations.
  2. Provide free community events like All Summer Long and H-E-B Terrace concerts.
  3. Keep ticket prices reasonable to attract the widest possible audiences.
  4. Present diverse and eclectic performances in a cutting-edge facility.

Thank You to all of our Supporters

Your contributions are critical to the Long Center’s success! We are fortunate to have outstanding support from over 2,000 donors each year. Your commitment to the advancement of the arts in Austin proves that philanthropy is alive and well in our community!