Special Projects in search of funding

These projects are endorsed by our board of directors to provide greater access and diversity to programs at Lakewood

You can designate your gift to any of the above projects if you so choose. Thank you for your kind support, every gift makes a difference.

Angel Fund   $5,000

An annual fund that is established to:
    (1) provide free tickets to school children who are studying a relevant period in history and
    (2) provide discounts for young people taking classes at Lakewood.

  • Lakewood’s Executive Producer Steve Knox has been working with local high school teachers and Clackamas Community College to encourage students to learn history through the performing arts.
  • Summer programs are very popular with families. Those with several children have difficult decisions to make. Lakewood receives many requests from families for class discounts; however, we also need to assure the class teachers of a reasonable return for their involvement.


Lakewood’s education program purpose is to encourage creative thinking, art appreciation, personal growth, interpersonal skills and cultural awareness within the context of the student’s personal and professional goals. Having an Angel Scholarship Fund would make the scholarship process more facilitative of participation.

Emerging & Aspiring Talent   $10,000

Supports Fertile Ground productions and the Young Playwrights Program at Lakewood.  In the 2016-2017 season, Lakewood launched the Young Playwrights Program through which young, aspiring playwrights are mentored by a play director and established playwrights in a three-month process.  At the conclusion of the three months, each playwright stages one performance with professional actors on the Lakewood Mainstage before an audience. Lakewood participates in the greater Portland Fertile Ground shows, usually hosting three or four aspiring playwrights with one performance each.  Costs associated with “hosting” are technical support and box office. The Young Playwrights Program is scheduled to conclude during the time of the Fertile Ground shows so that they benefit from the combined publicity and audience share.

Naming Rights to the Lakewood Gallery   $10,000

The Gallery serves many purposes:  a welcoming entry to the Lakewood Center, a visual arts gallery, a visual arts education area for the Community Arts Pre-school, a meeting space and a lobby for those attending the performing arts theatre.  Lakewood is seeking an individual(s) who appreciates the visual arts and the public perception value to Lakewood that having a “named” gallery. This request is for annual funding for at least three consecutive years.

Web - Give safely and securely online through our donation page. Please notate the project you wish to support in the comments section.

Phone - Contact us at 503-635-6338
 and we can help you make a gift over the phone.

Mail - Mail your gift to

Attn: Development Office
Lakewood Center for the Arts
368 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Please make checks payable to Lakewood Center for the Arts. Also be sure to note on the memo line your contribution is for either membership, general support, or the project of your choice

Lakewood is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 93-0700108 under the name Lakewood Theatre Company dba Lakewood Center for the Arts.