Why we need donations

When you donate to the Rialto, you help us to bring the high-quality programming of the Rialto Series into the heart of downtown. Your gift also helps us to bring the excitement of the performing arts to school children throughout Atlanta. Through the education component of the Rialto Series, artists teach classes and interact with local school students, Georgia State University students, and participants at free public events. Gifts also support visual art exhibits in the lobby, free lunchtime arts programming and the Rialto Series presented year-round.

The Rialto depends on its loyal contributors to keep ticket costs affordable. Proceeds from ticket sales only cover an average of 30% of the cost of our performances. To keep prices down, the Rialto looks to its donors and sponsors to make up the difference. Your generosity is critical to the continued success of the Rialto Center.

How you can help

We invite you to become part of the Rialto community. For information on how to donate, please select one of the following giving options:

The Rialto relies on and greatly appreciates the support of individual contributors who wish to make cash donations. You can make a donation to the Rialto here:    Make an Individual Donation 
As a sponsor of the Rialto Series, your company or foundation plays a vital role in supporting one of the finest performing arts centers in the Southeast. There are several benefits to being a sponsor and each sponsorship is carefully tailored to meet the needs of your organization.

Benefits are provided in any or all of the following areas:

  • Far-reaching exposure in print ads, season brochure, concert programs and on the Rialto web site
  • Hospitality and entertaining (complimentary tickets, the opportunity to host private receptions)
  • On-site recognition

For more information about sponsorships, or to discuss creating a proposal package, please contact Leslie Gordon at 404-413-9825 or at

View a list of the Rialto's current sponsors.

Every season the Rialto depends on in-kind contributors who donate important services or products rather than cash. For more information about how to donate an in-kind contribution, contact Leslie Gordon at 404-413-9825 or at