Center in the Square is a unique home for regional arts & cultural organizations, creating and driving opportunities that enhance education, economic development and quality of life.
Become involved to show our region that educational opportunities matter. That arts and culture have value. To show students that there are real life
implications to what they learn in class. To become a part of people’s positive memories of downtown Roanoke. To be a huge part of the reason why Roanoke
is a place to remember.
There are many ways to become involved in Center in the Square, all of which are truly valuable to our community and contribute to sustaining a
vibrant downtown scene.
Donations towards: Center in the Square’s Annual Operations, the Get Schooled Program, Illuminights, Kids Square, Roanoke Pinball Museum, and our
Roanoke STARCADE all help contribute to our mission of providing five buildings to ten non-profits in our region.
Businesses and individuals who have contributed to Center in the Square’s success are truly part of the creation of (and ability to sustain) a positive
environment in downtown Roanoke, and furthermore, what that success has meant to our entire region. A contribution to Center in the Square is a
contribution to a way of life that simply didn’t exist in Roanoke 35 years ago.
Stretch your money across multiple non-profit organizations by donating to Center in the Square’s Annual Operations.
We provide FIVE buildings to ELEVEN arts and cultural organizations at FREE and reduced rent. Without our support, they would not survive as we know them today.
We need you!
Young Professional Donor – $1,000 (paid over four years) Major Donor – $500 – $990 Sustainer Donor – $250 – $499 Sponsor Donor – $100 – $249 Notable Donor – $50 – $99 Patron Donor – up to $49
Our Get Schooled! Program includes FREE access to our 6 atrium’s aquariums full of tropical fish, colorful coral, turtles, and more. This program also includes FREE access to our rooftop gardens overlooking the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, and our eco-friendly solar energy gardens with solar tubes and panels.
This also includes our popular Get Schooled! Field Trip Tours which allow teachers to bundle atrium and rooftop tours with museum admission at discounted rates!
Our CITS owned museums include Kids Square Children's Museum, Roanoke Pinball Museum and Roanoke STARCADE. All of these amazing interactive museums encourages play, education and gross motor skills that are important for development of children of all ages.
Your contribution does make a difference! No matter how you stack it, anything you decide to do can make your little corner of the world a happier, healthier, more creative, and educated place – and that is the greatest gift of all.