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The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE), founded in 1974, is a statewide arts education service organization. Our mission is to ensure that arts education is an integral part of the education of every Ohioan.

OAAE is in its fourth decade of supporting arts education - designing and disseminating programs and resources impacting arts education in schools for all children.  We have made significant progress but until every student has access to quality arts education our job is not complete.

Your generous contribution will enable us to continue our good work in the areas of advocacy, professional development, building collaborations, and capacity building.  We welcome your contribution and will provide you with a tax-deductible contribution receipt and a hearty thank you for making an investment in our daily work to support arts education. The dollars you contribute today just might change the world ... one child, one teacher, one school at a time! 

Click on the "Donate apple" on the right to securely process your donation via Paypal.


Workplace Giving 

Give to OAAE through Community Shares

COSMO logoThe Ohio Alliance for Arts Education is a member of Community Shares of Mid Ohio, an organization that supports central Ohio charities through workplace giving campaigns across the region. During campaigns, Community Shares collects donations for its coalition of more than 60 nonprofits. Each individual donor selects a charity or group of charities to receive their payroll contribution based on the issues and causes they care about most in their community.

As a supporter of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, you can have a BIG impact by encouraging your employer to start a workplace giving campaign. You can share your commitment to arts education by asking your friends, family and co-workers to make a payroll contribution to OAAE during their workplace giving campaigns.

Community Shares charities are included in workplace giving campaigns throughout central Ohio. Check out the Community Shares website at to learn if you can donate to the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education through your workplace giving campaign, or how your employer can be added to the growing list!

Select participating workplaces:

  • Columbus City Schools
  • Hilliard Schools
  • South Western City Schools
  • Upper Arlington Schools
  • Westerville Schools
  • City of Columbus Combined Charitable Campaign
  • City of Dublin
  • Franklin County Combined Charitable Campaign
  • Capital University
  • Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Denison University
  • The Ohio State University
  • State of Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign



Kroger Community Rewards 

Kroger logoMake a donation to support arts education with every grocery purchase! Sign up for Kroger's Community Rewards program, and a portion of your purchase will be donated to OAAE each time you swipe your Kroger Plus card. It's just that easy!

The online registration for the Community Rewards program is very simple. Get your Kroger Plus Card handy, and follow this link to sign up for the program. Once you have registered your Kroger Plus Card for Community Rewards, be sure to select OAAE as your designated charity. Thank you for your support!





We are proud to be a member of Community Shares. Make a payroll contribution to OAAE through your workplace giving campaign: 



Kroger Community Rewards

Support arts education every time you swipe your Kroger Plus Card! When you sign up for the Community Rewards Program, Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchases to the charity of your choice. It couldn't be easier! Customers must annually renew their commitment to make the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education their charitable designee. Join or renew today!

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