Mission Statement

Our Mission

The Arts High Foundation (aka Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Foundation) incorporated in 1984 “to promote the arts and the advancement of young artists by raising and distributing funds for the establishment and operation of a public arts high school in Los Angeles County.”  With a firm commitment to its founding mission and a keen eye towards its future promise, the Arts High Foundation remains committed to advancing arts education in the community by continuing to be the private funding partner for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA).

The Arts High Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
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A Message from the Executive Director

Due to the importance that arts education plays in the positive development of a child’s life, the Arts High Foundation believes that public schools should be a primary forum for identifying and nurturing the creative talents of young people.

As LACHSA’s provider of private funding, the Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to its core beliefs by providing millions of dollars in support toward the artistic development of young people for more than a quarter-century.  As LACHSA provides quality arts education to successive generations of our community’s most talented young artists, the Arts High Foundation, true to its mission, will continue to provide the necessary funding to sustain the award-winning arts programs.

The Foundation is ever mindful, however, that what it is able to accomplish is made possible only by the faithful support of some very special friends—the individual and institutional donors that help to underwrite LACHSA and the Foundation’s worthwhile efforts.  If you are not already, we hope that you make the decision to become a member of our family of supporters.  Your contribution will reap strong returns for years to come through the creative works these talented artists will create.

Executive Director

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