Support the Castro Valley Center for the Arts

Ways  To Give

With the support of the Castro Valley Arts Foundation, the Castro Valley Center for the Arts has developed into a remarkable community resource that attracts outstanding artists, nurtures our home-grown performers, technicians and production staff, and provides quality entertainment and education for our community. We rely on YOUR generous financial support to continue our programs and maintain the Center. There are many ways to partner with us.

Support the Arts with a tax-deductible cash donation of any amount.  All donations are recognized in the Series program.  Cumulative gifts of $2,500 or more will be permanently honored on the Donor Wall in the Center for the Arts lobby.

Donations can be made “In Memory Of, “In Honor Of,” “In Celebration Of” of a mentor, close friend or family member.  You might also consider including Castro Valley Arts Foundation in your estate planning.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs.  Please list Castro Valley Arts Foundation as your matching non-profit.   Contact us for details that may be needed for the paperwork at

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Take A Seat

.. and honor a family member, friend, mentor, or special occasion with this once-in-a-lifetime gift.  Each seat will be affixed with an engraved brass plate with your name and/or personalized message.

Simply print the Pledge Form, fill it in and mail it back with your check to the Castro Valley Arts Foundation.  One of our board members will contact you when the plate has been affixed to your seat.

Take A Seat Pledge Form

.. in the Center with a substantial gift of $15,000 or more.  Personalized plaques will honor an individual, a family, or a corporate entity.

To inquire about room naming opportunities, please contact us at (510) 537-3335 x1600 or send an email inquiry to:

Advertise in our series program

… or on our website.  Up to 2500 programs are given to local community members who attend our shows.  All advertisements are posted on our website with links to your website.

Or, bring more visibility to your business by sponsoring a show.  Sponsors have the opportunity to say a few words and present a CVAF Board Member a “check” on stage just before the show starts.  In addition to a program advertisement, your business will be given a sponsorship acknowledgement under the show description in the program.

To inquire about advertising rates and requirements, please contact us at (510) 537-3335 x1600 or send an email inquiry to:

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Volunteers are the lifeline of the Castro Valley Arts Foundation.  We have many opportunities for individuals and groups to contribute to the success of our events.

If you would like to join our volunteer group, please send a message to with your email and phone number and our volunteer coordinator will contact you.  Let us know your interest and skills.  We’re always looking for volunteers to help with:

  • fundraising
  • grant writing
  • advertising sales team
  • gardening
  • publicity & marketing
  • box office
  • usher
  • house manager

Contact our volunteer coordinator at (510) 889-8961 or send an email inquiry to:

From Our Volunteers…

When my son was much younger (me too) he and I went to a lot of live theatre in the Bay Area. He caught the bug and wanted to be involved with drama. So like any good parent, I signed him up for everything we could afford, including a Spindrift Summer Camp at the CFA. He played the role of Birdie in Bye-Bye Birdie and loved it, while I signed up to be a parent volunteer to break the set at the end of the production. At least I thought that was what I was signing up for, but apparently I also signed up to be a regular volunteer at the Center. In any case I got on somebody’s email list, and even though my kid gave up drama shortly after that Summer, I stayed on. And I love it. I keep coming back because it’s live theatre or live music, and it’s happy parents and joyful kids, and it’s giving back to our community in an easy and fun way. There is never a performance where I don’t get to smile at or visit with someone I know in Castro Valley, and perhaps the most important thing is that I get to hang out with theatre kids. Have you ever spent any time with theatre kids, especially just before the curtain goes up on opening night? Next to Disneyland, it just might be the happiest place on Earth. “Overture, curtains, lights. This is it, you’ll hit the heights. And oh what heights we’ll hit. On with the show this is it!”  
Billy Bradford , CVAF House Manager
As a fan of the performing arts, I am honored to be a part of this Castro Valley venue.  I started volunteering as an usher, 2 years ago, when I retired from elementary school teaching, as a way to promote the arts and to give myself more opportunities to see and appreciate the talent in our area.  I am very impressed with the shows that I have seen and the high quality of the performance by and for the local community.  I wish every child in every school district had access to such a valuable resource, such as this!
Karen Di Julio