Become an Arts & Ideas Underwriter

The mission of Arts & Ideas is to produce, present and promote new and established thought leaders and performances. This series will offer programming on topics as varied as culinary arts, science & technology, religion, literature, arts & entertainment, Israel, and health & wellness. Topics will be explored through music, lecture, theatre, film, comedy and spoken word.


Arts & Ideas Underwriters gain access to:

  • Sept. 27, 2018 Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil Visits Tel Aviv (Underwriter Reception at 5:30 pm)
  • Oct. 10, 2018 Norman Eisen (autographed book included)
  • Nov. 7, 2018, May 28, 2019, June 18, 2019 Salk Talks
  • Nov. 15, 2018 Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio in Concert 
  • Dec. 12, 2018 Sandra Bernhard (Underwriter Reception at 6:30 pm)
  • Jan. 23, 2019 Nathan Devir
  • March 11, 12, 13, 2019 Jacob Goldberg Lecture Series (Underwriter Reception at 5:30 pm)
  • April 3, 2019 Jamie Bernstein (autographed book included)
  • May 15, 2019 Israel Story – Podcast Live 
  • Plus just-added events throughout the season!

You can make your donation to Arts & Ideas by mail or by phone. To make your gift by phone, call Shannon Merrill at (858) 362-1347 or email shannonm@lfjcc.org. For more information on supporting Arts & Ideas, please contact Director of Development, Paige Pick: (858) 362-1355 or paigep@lfjcc.org.


Presenting Sponsor: $25,000

  • Special recognition as Presenting Sponsor of the Arts & Ideas season with the opportunity to introduce two performances of your choice (based on availability)
  • Ten Arts & Ideas Underwriter passes for year-round programming
  • Ten tickets to all underwriter receptions
  • Ten single ticket guest vouchers
  • Ten tickets to Isabella Rossellini – (Jan. 29, 2019)

Fair Market Value $3,330


Leading Sponsor: $10,000

  • Recognition as a sponsor at one Arts & Ideas program with the opportunity to introduce a performance of your choice (based on availability)
  • Six Arts & Ideas Underwriter passes for year-round programming
  • Four tickets to all underwriter receptions
  • Six single ticket guest vouchers
  • Two tickets to Isabella Rossellini – (Jan. 29, 2019)

Fair Market Value $1,690


Premier Sponsor: $5,000

  • Recognition as a sponsor at one Arts & Ideas program with the opportunity to introduce a performance of your choice (based on availability)
  • Four Arts & Ideas Underwriter passes for year-round programming
  • Two tickets to all underwriter receptions
  • Four single ticket guest vouchers
  • Two tickets to Isabella Rossellini – (Jan. 29, 2019)

Fair Market Value $1,160


Performance Sponsor: $3,500

  • Recognition as a co-sponsor at one Arts & Ideas program
  • Two Arts & Ideas Underwriter passes for year-round programming
  • Two tickets to all underwriter receptions
  • Four single ticket guest vouchers
  • Two tickets to Isabella Rossellini – (Jan. 29, 2019)

Fair Market Value $740


Principal: $2,500

  • Two Arts & Ideas Underwriter passes for year-round programming
  • Two tickets to all underwriter receptions
  • Two single ticket guest vouchers
  • Two tickets to Isabella Rossellini – (Jan. 29, 2019)

Fair Market Value $690


Benefactor: $1,000

  • Two Arts & Ideas Underwriter passes for year-round programming
  • Two tickets to all underwriter receptions
  • Two single ticket guest vouchers

Fair Market Value $560


Patron: $550

  • Two Arts & Ideas Underwriter passes for year-round programming
  • Two tickets to all underwriter receptions

Fair Market Value $510


*Underwriter commitments must be made by September 21, 2018 to receive all benefits

Click here for a closer look at the 2018-2019 Underwriter benefit levels.