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Support PLPA


Support Levels

Underwriter $1,000 or more
Benefactor $500 - $999
Patron $200 - $499
Supporter $100 - $199
Friend $50 - $99
Any amount welcome

General Fund

Or send us a check by USPS:
Make your check payable to: PLPA
     P.O. Box 65210
     Port Ludlow, WA 98365

As with most performing arts presenters, revenue from ticket sales does not cover all the costs of bringing a show to Port Ludlow, covering only about half of the expenses. Remaining support comes from individuals, local businesses, corporations and government agencies, public and private foundations.

PLPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30. We hope you will consider making an annual contribution. Donations at any level are appreciated.

Martha's Fund

Established in memory of the late Martha Hicks Dawson, past president and long-time member of the Port Ludlow Arts Council and subsequently, Port Ludlow Performing Arts, this fund is dedicated solely to providing music education outreach to the students of Jefferson County. Please designate in your check memo that you wish your donation to go specifically to this fund

Martha's Fund


The PLPA concert program is provided to the audience at all six concerts throughout the season. Generous advertising by local businesses fund printing and production.

In addition to covering printing of the program, these funds also go towards covering the added costs of producing and promoting the concert season as well as augmenting the costs of our student and community outreach.

We wish to express our gratitude to all of the businesses who have sponsored our events!

If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact us at: contact|||plpa|||us|||PLPA Sponsor


Volunteers are the lifeblood of PLPA. The PLPA is an all-volunteer organization whose volunteers help with concerts, set up the stage and auditorium, arrange flowers, provide housing for entertainers, prepare dinners for them, set up the lobby for the social hour and intermission, serve beverages, stuff and hand out programs, assist people in finding seats, arrange and serve cookies, sell CDs and other performer merchandise and help clean up the auditorium, hallway and lobby following performances.

The PLPA Board also seeks volunteers with specific talents or expertise — graphic design, artwork, stage design, ticket sales and management, promotional writing, grant writing, photography and photo-editing, volunteer recruiting, sponsor solicitation or special event planning. Contact any PLPA Board member to offer your services.

Get Involved

We always are looking for people who would like to assist at our events by arranging flowers for the lobby, cooking for the performers, decorating tables for cabarets and special events, greeting at the lobby door, handing out programs, preparing refreshments, selling CDs and serving food or beverages.

If you would like to help out, contact us at: contact|||plpa|||us|||PLPA Volunteer Info

Program Advertising

We offer online payment for program advertisements.

You may also pay by sending a check to:
   Port Ludlow Performing Arts
   P.O. Box 65210
   Port Ludlow, WA 98365

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Planned Giving

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Establish a Trust

A trust makes you feel secure and confident that your wishes for your family, friends and favorite charities will be carried out. There are several ways to create a trust that works for you and allows you to retain control of your assets. Your financial advisor or estate planner can help you to choose the Trust that is best for you.


You can make a lasting impact by including Port Ludlow Performing Arts in your will or living trust. A bequest can be made for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or even specific assets.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)

If you are 70½ or older, you can make a tax-free charitable distribution directly from your IRA to Port Ludlow Performing Arts. QCDs count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD) and can provide significant tax benefits.

Gifts of Securities

Donating appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds can be a tax-efficient way to support Port Ludlow Performing Arts. By transferring securities directly to us, you may receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value and avoid capital gains tax.

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRTs)

By establishing a charitable remainder trust, you can receive income for life or a term of years, with the remainder ultimately benefiting Port Ludlow Performing Arts. CRTs offer flexibility and potential tax advantages.

Life Insurance

Transfer ownership of a Life Insurance you no longer require to PLPA or naming us the beneficiary or partial beneficiary of your policy allows you to take an income tax deduction of the cash surrender value of the policy. If you continue to pay the policy premiums, you can take future deductions too.

Retirement Plans

Naming PLPA as the sole or partial beneficiary of an IRA, (401)k, or 403(b) will avoid paying income and estate taxes on these highly taxed assets.

More Info

Gift planning requires careful consideration so that you are able to put your assets to work for you and your family first and for the causes you believe in.

If you would like to inform us of your intention to leave a Bequest in your Will or make a Planned Gift, please contact Sharla Erich, PLPA President, at contact|||plpa|||us|||Planned Giving.


Port Ludlow Performing Arts
PO Box 65210
Port Ludlow, WA 98365

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120 Spinnaker Place
Port Ludlow, WA 98365

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Who We Are

Port Ludlow Performing Arts (PLPA) is a not-for-profit community organization with an all-volunteer Board of Directors. It is dedicated to providing quality entertainment for area audiences, as well as offering educational outreach to support the arts in local elementary and secondary schools.

PLPA offers a season of six concerts/programs each year, held at the South Bay Club in Port Ludlow, WA. We network with agencies, auditions talent, negotiates contracts . . . all to schedule an exciting repertoire of entertainment for its patrons.