Enriching Lives



The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation supports education through the arts, specifically the programs of the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program. A gift to the Associates will help to continue the vision of Idyllwild Arts founders, Max and Bea Krone, who believed that the arts were the key to peaceful cooperation of all people of the world.

A gift is an ideal way to remember a loved one, a teacher, a mentor, and so many people who have changed lives through the arts. A gift may be designated to any area of your choice.

Please consider making a gift to the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation.

Our Endowment Fund

Each year, hundreds of highly deserving young people apply for admission to Idyllwild Arts. Many can attend only with the support of a scholarship. The Associates established our Endowment Fund in 1988 in response to this need.

The Fund accepts many types of donations including cash, stocks, bonds, and other assets. While holding the principal intact, only the interest is distributed for scholarships each year. Your gift keeps on giving to help students in the arts year after year for future generations.

Please consider making a gift to our Endowment Fund and give the opportunity of a quality education to a deserving student of the arts. The Fund offers an opportunity to honor and memorialize a friend or family member by tailoring a gift to a specific arts discipline.

Become An Associate of IAF

Reasons for joing the Associates are as varied as the individual members. Some join just to support scholarship programs. Equally import to many is working with other who care about music, theatre, dance, creative writing, visual art and film. Many enjoy the socializing and fun get-togethers with other members. During the summer, the Associates sponsor weekly potlicks with the Summer Program faculty staff, and students. If you are new to our community, joing the Associates may be your way to meet people and get aquainted. Whatever the reason, you’ll be joining a group of people who are committed to supporting Art Education.

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