Funding the Performing Arts

The Civic Center Foundation was started to be a local partner to the VMCCC in expanding the cultural, artistic, educational, and economic power in the region. The Foundation provides community members the opportunity to collectively support the VMCCC beyond ticket purchases or event attendance.


Generosity is the fuel that powers the success of the Civic Center. From generous individuals and companies giving funds, to generous volunteers giving time, the VMCCC continues to benefit the region because our community’s charitable heart has proven unstoppable over the years.

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Why It's Important

Hundreds of thousands pass through our doors every year. Every visitor, volunteer, staff member, board member, dancer, singer, artist, performer, student, parent, teacher, tour member, journalist, conductor, orchestra member, sponsor, and community partner has experienced this generosity. 


Today, the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center stands as a community pillar and cultural hub. The Civic Center Foundation and our supporters ensure it upholds this standing to inspire more generations to come.

What We Support

Funds donated to the Civic Center Foundation will continue our mission to:

  • Bring in world-class entertainment through the Town Square Live Series

  • Increase awareness, education, appreciation, and support of the performing arts

  • Provide facility updates which enable the VMCCC to operate as an economic driver for the region and go-to destination for events

Your donation will help support the VMCCC and the performing arts. Every gift counts. You help us provide services back to the community and further the performing arts in Lima/Allen County. We ask you to consider donating to the Civic Center Foundation.

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Friends of the Foundation

The Civic Center Foundation is funded by our generous community partners. You help us continue to provide services back to the community and further the performing arts in Lima/Allen County.

Support the Civic Center Foundation by becoming a Friend of Town Square LIVE! Learn more about the benefits you receive, such as early access to tickets, here.

Donations by mail - Donations can be sent in via mail to the following address:

Civic Center Foundation
7 Town Square
Lima, OH 45801

The Civic Center Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that serves as the support mechanism to further aid in the long-term sustainment of the VMCCC. Your tax-deductible gift allows us to expand programming and bring world-class entertainment to our stage allowing all in our region to be inspired and influenced by the performing arts. 

We have the following option available as a donation opportunity from our website. If the donation opportunity above doesn't include programs that you are interested in supporting, you may contact Carmen Cecala-Wells, Development Coordinator, to find out more about other donation opportunities by phone (419-224-5222) or by email (

Thank you for supporting the Civic Center Foundation!