Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be part of cultural life in Dayton and the surrounding regions. Comprised of the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic, DPAA’s mission is to transform lives through the power of music and dance.

There are several ways you can support the artists, educators, and programming of the DPAA. Learn more below.

Make a Gift Online


Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) invites you to join our reimagined community of donors, supporting our belief that the arts are for everyone. Be a part of strengthening the cultural landscape of the Dayton community through the transformative power of the performing arts. Your contribution is vital to our continued success.

Stock Gifts & Mutual Fund Share

Stock transfers and Mutual Fund Share gifts can be made to DPAA through Merrill Lynch using the following information:

Merrill Lynch DTC Number: 8862
Account Title: Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
DPAA account for the transfer: 66602176

For assistance, please contact Lisa Miller at Merrill Lynch at (937) 847-4066 or 1-888-824-4621

Please make sure to inform the development team at 937-224-3521 when you make a gift of stock so that they can alert Merrill Lynch of your incoming transfer, credit your gift, and send you the appropriate tax acknowledgment.

Miami Valley Combined Federal Campaign

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is an approved charity.

Organization #62942

IRA Distributions

If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and have a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), you may make gifts to non-profit organizations directly from your IRA that count toward your RMD and are not taxed. This is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution. 
Generally, you do this by contacting the administrator of your IRA and asking them to make distributions to the charities you love. The distribution usually must come directly from the administrator. Otherwise, the funds will be taxed. If you have a “charitable checking account” with your IRA, slightly different rules may apply, and you should contact your administrator or financial advisor. 
As with all important financial decisions, you should consult your financial advisor. DPAA does not provide financial or tax advice. But a rapidly-growing number of donors are choosing this means of giving because of the considerable tax benefits. 

Wire Transfer

Please reach out to DPAA Development Staff for more details on how to make a wire transfer at [email protected]