Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program

Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program

The school must raise more than $2 million each year – $2,900 for middle school students and $3,900 for high school students – to continue offering a comprehensive arts program. Although parents are asked to provide an annual parent funding contribution, it is completely voluntary, and CSArts – San Gabriel Valley is committed to admitting all youth eligible for enrollment without consideration of their family's ability to make a donation.

Nearly 20% of the school's 1,000 talented students live below the national poverty level and approximately 40% are in need of some financial assistance to help with the costs of their arts training. In an effort to provide financial support to qualified students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, we created the Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program (ASSP). Every dollar donated to ASSP is an investment in the future of a gifted young student with limited resources. Please consider sponsoring one, or more, of these deserving student artists with a tax-deductible donation to the Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program.

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Ton, Senior Director of Development, at elizabeth.ton@sgv.csarts.net or 657-321-4000, ext. 60010.

Master Artist Series

An important instructional strategy at California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley is to bring master artists and industry leaders to share their gifts, career stories, and expertise with students through residencies, master classes, lectures, and performances. Our Master Artist Series supports high-profile visiting artists who create meaningful and often life-changing experiences for our student artists. For this series, CSArts-SGV has welcomed acclaimed artists including internationally recognized choreographer, instructor, and performer Saleemah Knight; film and television actor David Denman; classically trained voice actor John Michael Higgins; electro jazz-pop saxophonist Grace Kelly; animator/director for Walt Disney Animation Studios and Sony Imageworks Tony Bancroft; principal concertmaster of the LA Philharmonic Martin Chalifour

Master Artist Series
Hearts for the Arts

Hearts for the Arts

The Hearts for the Arts Campaign provides additional support and exciting opportunities for students in their arts conservatories, including life-changing master classes, enriched arts curriculum, meaningful performance opportunities, off-site learning excursions, participation in regional and national arts festivals, and state-of-the-art instructional materials and technology.

  • Guest Artist/Master Teachers
  • Enriched Arts Curriculum
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Off-Site Learning Opportunities
  • Instructional Materials, Equipment, and Technology

For additional information, please contact Teren Shaffer, Executive Vice President, California School of the Arts Foundation, at Teren.Shaffer@sgv.csarts.net or 714-560-0900, ext. 3204.

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Parent Giving Program

California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley is a tuition-free, donation-dependent public charter school. No student is offered or denied enrollment based upon financial capacity. However, each school year we must raise private funds to underwrite the arts conservatory programs, and we rely on parents and the community at large to help us reach this goal.

The Parent Giving Program was created to provide parents with an opportunity to contribute an annual donation to their child’s arts education. All parent funding contributions are voluntary, and directly support the curriculum, classes, faculty wages, and operating costs for each arts conservatory. All cash donations to the school are tax deductible. Additional details on our Parent Giving Program are presented to parents at yearly meetings.

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Ton, Senior Director of Development, at elizabeth.ton@sgv.csarts.net or 657-321-4000, ext. 60010.

Parent Giving Program
Play a key role as a season sponsor

Play a key role as a season sponsor

CSArts-SGV students participate in more than 100 performances, presentations, and exhibitions each year. Productions include concerts, dance performances, musicals, plays, recitals, publications, and visual arts showcases. Major events include the Master Artist Series, Battle of the Bands, the All-School Musical, Performing with the Pros, and Season Finale. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences are invaluable for the artistic training of our students, building confidence and helping them gain professional experience and achieve their full potential. Season Partners receive a variety of hospitality and promotional benefits to meet their corporate philanthropic needs and marketing objectives. 

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Ton, Senior Director of Development, at elizabeth.ton@sgv.csarts.net or 657-321-4000, Ext. 60010.

Company Gift Matching

Leverage Your Donation Through Matching Gifts.

Do you work for a company that will generously match cash gifts made by an employee to a secondary school or arts foundation? If you, or your spouse, work for or have retired from a company that supports gift matching, you may be able to double or even triple your cash gift to California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley!

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Ton, Senior Director of Development, at elizabeth.ton@sgv.csarts.net or 657-321-4000, ext. 60010.


Click the link below, then enter you employer's name in the search box, to see if your employer does gift matching:

Company Gift Matching