Dear Karamu Supporter,

On March 12, 2018, the Plain Dealer’s lead editorial read, “Karamu House’s Big Comeback.” It was great to receive recognition that “this once-prestigious arts center is returning to its rightful place on the national stage.”

Thanks to a team of community leaders and a small, professional staff, this year Karamu House is producing eight professional theatre productions, providing arts education in vocal music, dance and drama and hosting an array of community programs that honor the African American experience.

As a Karamu House supporter, you know that cultural organizations thrive with strong leadership, vision and the financial support needed to produce innovative, engaging, culturally relevant programs.

That is why I am writing to you today. In addition to providing high-quality theatre productions, arts education and community programs, Karamu is enriching Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood by adding a gift shop, gallery space and bistro. These amenities along with exterior improvements, including an outdoor patio for seating and dining and inviting signage, will help attract business development and other improvements to the neighborhood. You can help Karamu build on its rich history as the nation’s oldest African American theatre, by sending a much-needed contribution to Karamu House today. Here’s an example of what your tax-deductible donation can provide:

  • $25 will provide supplies for the summer arts program.
  • $50 will provide outreach for community programs.
  • $100 will provide theatre performance admission for a family of four.
  • $250 will support artist performances in community senior centers.
  • $350 will provide a student tuition to Karamu’s 14-week arts education program.

Your investment in Karamu will insure that its rich legacy of providing unique, culturally diverse programming continues. I hope you will renew your commitment to Karamu by making a generous gift today. Your gift today makes a big difference tomorrow and every day.

Thank you Peace,

Tony F. Sias
President and CEO
Contributions made by check should be made out to KARAMU HOUSE and can be mailed to:
Karamu House, 2355 East 89th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
ATTN: Development Dept.
Karamu House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as recognized by the IRS.  Donations to Karamu House are tax deductible to the furthest extend allowed by law. All donations made to Karamu House are non-refundable.
If you would like to learn more about Karamu’s capital improvements and how you can leave a lasting legacy at the historic institution,
please call Development Director Joy Roller at 216-795-7070 (press 4, then 1) or email at