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Volunteers are some of UPCA's biggest supports. Click here to join the Golden Sash Volunteer Corps.

Nothing makes us more proud than watching our students, artists, and audiences have life-changing artistic experiences as they fall in love with this magnificent theatre. Our programs aim to serve the needs of the Northern Manhattan community and the artistic yearning of the metropolitan area. We can only accomplish our mission with the support of hundreds of individuals, businesses, and institutions from near and far. Thank you to everyone who is helping UPCA build this dream in Washington Heights.

UPCA is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit incorporated in New York State. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Individual Donors
UPCA has enjoyed financial support from hundreds of donors who live uptown, throughout the city, and around the world. Individuals contributing $100 or less funded the majority of our two Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaigns to Return Film to the Palace in 2013 and Raise a New Screen at the Palace in 2014. Individual giving also helps sustain our community arts programs for kids.

Small Businesses
The new piano in the Palace foyer was made possible by Beethoven Pianos in Midtown Manhattan, and was immediately put to use by Underworld Productions Opera and a recital by our Harmony Program students.

Lebron Restaurant Supply in Inwood arranged for the donation of a new, theatre-sized popcorn machine that has the capacity to pop almost as much as popcorn as our existing three small poppers.

Every month for our "Sunday Movies at the Palace" series we have the pleasure of raffling off movie-related items that have been donated by the artists and artisans of

When UPCA sought the first funders for our new holiday show "A Hip Hop Nutcracker in Washington Heights," the local restaurants were the first to step up and support the effort. For their sponsorship they are mentioned on every program printed for a UPCA event and are included in the trailers before every movie.


Corporate Sponsors
UPCA events and series can attract thousands of audience members, which are good opportunities for corporate sponsors who want to align their brand with the cultural renaissance that is underway at the Palace and throughout Washington Heights. Our guests respond enthusiastically to our programs and the space, generating goodwill for our sponsors who make the events possible.

AARP has sponsored several classic New York City movies, including "It's A Wonderful Life" and "West Side Story."

Emblem Health is the lead sponsor of our new "Crackalackin' Season of Classical Music."

Nielsen has helped cover the travel and hotel costs of our special guests to "Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda," including screen, stage and TV legend Rita Moreno and legendary filmmaker John Landis.

New York Community Trust has funded UPCA's strategic planning process.

Price Family Foundation funds summer interns for UPCA.

Evslin Family Foundation supports infrastructure projects, including the campaign to "Raise a New Screen at the Palace."

City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez earmarked discretionary funding to host the Harmony Program and People's Theatre Project during the 2013-2014 fiscal cycle.

City Council Member Robert Jackson earmarked discretionary funding for the Saturday morning visual arts classes provided by Creative Art Works during the 2013-2014 fiscal cycle.

Over 75 local residents have volunteered their time over the past year to help turn UPCA into the arts and cultural center that Washington Heights - and New York City - deserves.

Most of our volunteers provide front-of-house help during events, such as ushering, ticket taking, and concession selling. But some have offered specialized expertise, from helping to create videos, to soliciting donations for our raffles, to improving our audio and video capacity.

We are forever grateful for the time our volunteers provide. You are a testament to the hunger uptown for a cultural arts center in what has historically been an artistically underserved community. We couldn't do our work without you.

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