Endow the Arts Center

Create Lasting Support for the Arts

Tom Steele on why he gives to The Arts Center.

To ensure that the work of your community arts center continues into the future, consider a legacy gift to The Arts Center in your will or trust when estate planning. Gifts can also be made so you can see the impact of your support.

The Arts Center Endowment Fund was established to support programs, special projects, and operations of The Arts Center. Over the years friends of The Arts Center have made generous gifts for the long-term sustainability of our work. Legacy Gifts are a wonderful way to give back and ensure The Arts Center can fulfill our mission.

Since June 2023 all Endowed and Agency Funds are managed by the Benton Community Foundation‘s professional staff and financial advisors. Along with our TAC Agency Endowment, the following funds fulfill the original intents of generous legacy donors.

Ensure that your favorite arts program and arts services provider continues for many years to come. Everyone can donate any amount directly to any of these funds:

  • Checks made out to Benton Community Foundation – TAC Agency Endowment can still be mailed to us here at 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97333 for us to deposit with the Foundation.
  • Provisions made during your regular Estate Planning might be a tax benefit to you now, as well as help secure funding for The Arts Center into the future. Make the arts a part of your legacy by remembering The Arts Center in your will or trust.

Be a Part of the Legacy Giving Circle

The Legacy Giving Circle was established in Honor of Elizabeth “Beth” Russell, a long-time volunteer who remembered The Arts Center in her will.

The Legacy Giving Circle recognizes and thanks donors who have made a bequest gift to The Arts Center. If you have designated The Arts Center in your will or trust, please let us know so we may acknowledge you as part of our Legacy Giving Circle.

  • Anonymous Future Gift
  • Anonymous Future Gift
  • Elizabeth “Beth” Russell
  • Cynthia Spencer
  • Bob and Emily Steele

There may be tax benefit opportunities for supporting the future of The Arts Center and receiving tax relief. Please check with your accountant.

If you plan on remembering The Arts Center in your will, we kindly ask you to let us know via a Letter of Intent.


We are incredibly grateful to donors who choose to support The Arts Center through endowment gifts.

For More Information: Contact Executive Director, Cynthia Spencer at 541-754-1551, Ext. 654.