Ways to Donate

The Marin School of the Arts Foundation (MSAF) is the nonprofit organization that provides resources and funding, beyond what is financed by the public school district, to support, enhance and sustain the quality of arts education for all Novato High School and Marin School of the Arts students—about $450,000 a year. Here are just a few ways you can help us reach our goal!

Annual Giving

MSA relies extensively upon the Annual Giving Campaign (AGC) contributions to help provide for the quality education our students need and deserve. These essential funds are primarily raised through the generosity of MSA families and have been key to making MSA programs successful.

We aim for 100% participation from our families, and any level of giving is greatly appreciated. We recommend each family contribute an annual lump sum of $750 a year or a recurring monthly contribution of $65. Your contribution of any size today will make it possible for teachers to plan their activities with confidence, knowing the full budget will be met.

Does your family own a business? You can choose to contribute through your business as well or instead. This is a great way to take advantage of some of the promotional opportunities we offer to support the businesses that support MSA.

Contributions to the Annual Giving can be made online and can be increased by participating in your company’s matching gift and volunteer program. Participation is not a requirement for a student to attend MSA.

Business Partner Giving

It takes a village to create and maintain a sustaining arts culture. Our local businesses not only impact today’s talented public high school students but also tomorrow’s innovators and leaders. With your support, we can ensure that San Francisco Bay Area students continue to have access to our award-winning public arts education program.

Our MSA business partnerships are a community of North Bay businesses that support our programs with everything from monetary tax-deductible donations, in-kind donations, or donations of food, beverage, and supplies.

Event Fundraising

Every year the MSAF puts together two main fundraising events: Divine Wine (fall event) and Showcase (spring event). Divine Wine is an evening of local epicurean delights and entertainment. Showcase is a celebration of everything MSA with the culmination of our students’ work throughout the year.

If you or your business is interested in sponsoring either of these events, please contact us at fundraising@marinschoolofthearts.org.

Amazon Smile

This is easy to add as a secondary giving option since many of us do our back-to-school shopping online. And, well, it’s pretty convenient any time of the year! It’s just a quick set-up on Amazon Smile to support Marin School of the Arts while making your usual purchases.

FAQs

Q: If I’m a business owner, can my business give to the Annual Giving Campaign for MSA?

A: YES! Your business can directly support our Annual Giving Campaign while benefiting from year-round promotions and meaningful interactions with our community.

Q: Can my contribution be in-kind?

A: YES! Partnerships can take the form of a cash contribution or an in-kind donation of product or services, depending on the needs of MSA.

Q: Why would I want to contribute through my business?

A: Your alliance with our program helps us secure additional support from the North Bay business community.

Q: How can MSA help my business, especially during these difficult times?

A: As a member of our community, your business is important to us. We would love to discuss collaboration opportunities that support both you and MSA.

"At Bank of Marin, we are deeply committed to supporting the youth of our community. We’re proud to partner with MSA as they help students develop, grow and realize their dreams."

Rafelina Magliot
VP & Marketing Manager, Bank of Marin

"We believe in supporting the youth in our community and often the arts are an overlooked area in local fundraising. To be able to combine supporting students and creativity is a special and rare opportunity. We thank MSA for what they do and for including Novato Toyota in their mission."

Randy Lakritz
General Manager, Novato Toyota

"MSA provides invaluable creative learning opportunities for the youth in our community, allowing them to develop self-esteem, confidence, pride and the ability to succeed in school and life. At Nugget Markets, we’re proud to support MSA’s efforts and the profound impact they have on the development and well-being of our local students."

Kate Stille
Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Nugget Markets

"We have a vision of a future where people can freely express their individuality with their unique talents. MSA helps bring that future into real focus as the students gain confidence, technical appreciation and love in their abilities. Thank you for letting Marin Eye Care be part of this journey."

Suzan Mozayani
OD Owner, Marin Eye Care

FAQs

Q: If I’m a business owner, can my business give to the Annual Giving Campaign for MSA?

A: YES! Your business can directly support our Annual Giving Campaign while benefiting from year-round promotions and meaningful interactions with our community.

Q: Can my contribution be in-kind?

A: YES! Partnerships can take the form of a cash contribution or an in-kind donation of product or services, depending on the needs of MSA.

Q: Why would I want to contribute through my business?

A: Your alliance with our program helps us secure additional support from the North Bay business community.

Q: How can MSA help my business, especially during these difficult times?

A: As a member of our community, your business is important to us. We would love to discuss collaboration opportunities that support both you and MSA.

"At Bank of Marin, we are deeply committed to supporting the youth of our community. We’re proud to partner with MSA as they help students develop, grow and realize their dreams."

Rafelina Magliot
VP & Marketing Manager, Bank of Marin

"We believe in supporting the youth in our community and often the arts are an overlooked area in local fundraising. To be able to combine supporting students and creativity is a special and rare opportunity. We thank MSA for what they do and for including Novato Toyota in their mission."

Randy Lakritz
General Manager, Novato Toyota

"MSA provides invaluable creative learning opportunities for the youth in our community, allowing them to develop self-esteem, confidence, pride and the ability to succeed in school and life. At Nugget Markets, we’re proud to support MSA’s efforts and the profound impact they have on the development and well-being of our local students."

Kate Stille
Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Nugget Markets

"We have a vision of a future where people can freely express their individuality with their unique talents. MSA helps bring that future into real focus as the students gain confidence, technical appreciation and love in their abilities. Thank you for letting Marin Eye Care be part of this journey."

Suzan Mozayani
OD Owner, Marin Eye Care
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