Become a Leader

Entrepreneurship and creative partnerships are vital to our goal of remaining the world’s premier performing arts complex and driving economic development

Leadership Committee

An exclusive group of business leaders, the Leadership Committee has been a vital resource to Lincoln Center for over 45 years. This important leadership team ensures that Lincoln Center remains the world’s premier performing arts complex while making significant economic contributions to New York City.

Media and Entertainment Council

Newest initiative brings together leaders in the media and entertainment industries to raise unrestricted funds for 10 world-class performing arts organizations at Lincoln Center.

Women’s Leadership Council

A group of passionate and involved senior female business leaders and philanthropists who share a common goal of raising unrestricted dollars for the eight performing arts organizations and two educational institutions at Lincoln Center.

Real Estate & Construction Council

Bringing together leaders in the real estate and construction industries and provided vital support to Lincoln Center for over 40 years.

Business Council

Established in 1995 to promote the interest and support of the middle market, has quickly grown into an active circle of donors. The council includes representatives from this diverse group and from larger companies that are interested in this middle market for business purposes.

Junior Council

A group of young female professionals and performing arts enthusiasts dedicated to raising unrestricted dollars for the eight performing arts organizations and two educational institutions at Lincoln Center.

Junior Business Council

Professionals and performing arts enthusiasts under the age of 40 who are focused on raising awareness of the power of the arts as an economic and cultural force.

From the Chair

At Lincoln Center, we pride ourselves on the entrepreneurial spirit that distinguishes all of our endeavors and the artistry we produce. The energy on our campus has never been more pronounced as we prepare to undertake some of our most innovative programmatic and strategic projects to date.

The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund embodies this ideal of entrepreneurship and creative partnerships, and is vital to our goal of remaining the world’s premier performing arts complex and a driving force in regional economic development. The Corporate Fund is the sole vehicle which raises and distributes crucial unrestricted corporate support among Lincoln Center’s resident arts organizations. With this gift, the Corporate Fund allows you to support 10 world-renowned arts organizations and play a part in supporting their artistic, educational, and community outreach programs that reach millions annually and make Lincoln Center a national treasure.

As an expression of gratitude, the Corporate Fund offers an outstanding array of benefits to its member companies and their employees at all 10 arts organizations that comprise Lincoln Center. Members enjoy enhanced brand awareness, behind-the-scenes access, numerous discounted and complimentary ticket offers, access to our exclusive concierge ticketing service, and opportunities for a range of elegant client entertaining options at Lincoln Center venues. Nowhere else in the world will you find such an abundance of artistic offerings enjoyed by as broad an audience than on Lincoln Center’s newly renovated campus.

Thank you to our member companies and to those who are considering joining us in our efforts to maintain the excellence that the world has come to expect from Lincoln Center.

Steven R. Swartz


Lincoln Center Corporate Fund

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Attend Events

The Lincoln Center Corporate Fund’s six Councils raise unrestricted support for 10 resident organizations of Lincoln Center. The Councils’ social events present excellent opportunities for executives to network with a variety of companies and industries.

The Councils proudly invite you to attend these upcoming events to promote interest and support for 10 performing arts organizations at Lincoln Center.

Annual Events

Lincoln Center Business Council Annual Business Leadership Award Breakfast

Each year, the Lincoln Center Business Leadership Award Breakfast honors a professional (or professionals) for their outstanding commitment to the arts and culture in New York City. Proceeds from this event support the Lincoln Center Business Council (LCBC) in its work with the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund. The LCBC raises vital unrestricted funds from middle-market corporations and professional firms for the nine performing arts organizations and two professional training academies resident at Lincoln Center. The unrestricted nature of these funds permits the organizations to use them to maximum effect—which includes engaging in creative educational programming, presenting exciting new productions, and mounting free performances. For additional information, please contact Ayesha Johnson at 212.875.5347 or

Spring Networking Event: A Little Light Music and More

This annual event featuring music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres is hosted by the Lincoln Center Business Council, designed to create a corporate networking opportunity in support of Lincoln Center. Hundreds of professionals attend this event to mix, mingle, talk business, and highlight the extraordinary partnership between the business community and Lincoln Center’s exceptional performing arts institutions. For additional information, please contact Ayesha Johnson at 212.875.5347 or

Lincoln Center Corporate Fund’s Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament

Join the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund for a day of golf and tennis at one of the area’s most prestigious private clubs. The day will feature a buffet brunch and luncheon, gift bag, team photos, entry to contests, and on-course refreshments. It will be capped off with a cocktail reception, award ceremony, and silent auction. Special guests will join the players to make for a truly memorable experience. To secure your spot, or for more information, please contact Arlene Graime at 212.875.5467 or

Lincoln Center Jazz Evening at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

The Lincoln Center Business Council hosts this annual evening of jazz at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, an intimate venue designed to ideally frame the superb live music of Jazz at Lincoln Center. A menu of soulful, down-home flavor with New York flair, seasonal cocktails, and the best in live jazz performed several stories above the expansive vista of Central Park make it a terrific opportunity for client entertainment or a night out for employee appreciation. For additional information, please contact Ayesha Johnson at 212.875.5347 or

Real Estate & Construction Council Gala

Each year, Lincoln Center’s Real Estate and Construction Council hosts the RECC Gala, with proceeds benefitting eight of the constituent organizations and the two world-class schools at Lincoln Center. Following a lively (but not lengthy) reception and dinner, guests select priority seating from a roster of performances being offered at Lincoln Center: theater, ballet, orchestra, or jazz. The RECC Gala is an exceptional opportunity to entertain important clients and business associates while supporting the arts at Lincoln Center. For additional information, please contact Lily Lovinger at 212.875.5433 or

Women’s Business Council Fashion Luncheon

Hosted by the Corporate Fund’s Women’s Leadership Council, the annual What’s In/What’s Out Luncheon is regularly sold-out event showcasing the latest fashion and beauty trends for the coming season. The afternoon features seasonal style displays, a presentation by Harper’s Bazaar Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey on the must-have fashion trends and beauty secrets, and a raffle featuring prizes from our sponsors (which have included such prestigious names as LALIQUE). To secure your table, or for ticket information, please contact Jane Kolb at 212.875.5384 or

Alternative Investment Industry Gala

Each Spring, the Corporate Fund hosts its annual Alternative Investment Industry Gala at the Rainbow Room. It was established to engage the alternative capital industry to rally in support of the 10 arts organizations on the Lincoln Center campus. Over 300 guests representing our City’s top investment firms and financial services organizations attend this festive event. Attendees enjoy an evening of amazing food, fun entertainment, dancing, and spectacular views from one of New York City’s most iconic and glamorous landmarks. For additional information, please contact Anissa Graham at 212.875.5432 or