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School of the Arts Annual Appeal & General Fund

Friends of School of the Arts depends on sponsorships, grants, corporate and individual contributions to provide support to School of the Arts 1200 students. These talented hard-working teens sometimes require just a little bit of financial help to make a life-long difference.

Friends of SOTAYour contributions will help our students:

  • Participate in a once-in-a-lifetime audition opportunity
  • Attend master classes for talented young artists
  • Travel to a national competition
  • Purchase dance shoes, costumes, uniforms and art supplies
  • Provide winter coats, warm boots and other confidential personal items
  • With unique classroom needs


To donate, please click on the PayPal buttons above or make checks payable and mail to:

Friends of School of the Arts
45 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607

The students of School of the Arts thank you for investing in their future. You can congratulate yourself for offering a big dividend that benefits our entire community.



Sam's Fund

Samuel Parker

Samuel Michael Parker
January 16, 2001 - November 27, 2013

A new fund has been established, the Samuel Parker Memorial Drama Fund in memory of Sam Parker.

Sam's courage was an inspiration to those fortunate enough to cross his path and to others who had only heard the story of his personal strength.

Sam's fund will support the productions he so loved being a part of at SOTA.

Donate above to the Annual Appeal Fund above and add a note "Sam's Fund" or send your check to Friends of SOTA, Sam's Fund, 45 Prince Street Rochester, NY 14607.





Corporate Support

If you prefer to support a program or event, or want to place an advertisement reaching up to 10,000 participants, please call the Friends of School of the Arts at (585) 242-0290 or e-mail

Friends of School of the Arts is a tax-exempt organization described in Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your gift. All donors will receive a gift receipt for tax purposes.

The Tribute Tree

The Tribute Tree

Located in the vestibule of the Allen Main Stage Theatre, the Tribute Tree is designed to recognize those we love and admire – an alumnus, graduating senior or a special student. You can also honor someone who touched your life such as a teacher, or a loved one, you want to remember.

Each leaf is approximately 4” by 1.5” and will be engraved with the name of the honoree. The cost is $100 per leaf. Please e-mail us at for more details.

All proceeds from the Tribute Tree become part of an endowment fund to support School of the Arts students.

Click on the photo of the Tribute Tree to see a closeup of the leaf.