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Campaign for The Ark

Now is the time to help The Ark enrich lives for 50 Years More!

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Fund your folk! Join the Campaign for The Ark to support 50 Years More of the best in folk music. The Campaign goal is $2.5 million, and Ark fans have already donated over $2 million to pay off the purchase of the venue. Your gift now will help pay for renovations to the guest services area and listening room. Guest services renovations will make the Ark experience even better by promoting increased service, better flow and new equipment in the concessions area, and improved flow, lighting and display in the upper lobby and The Ark’s signature photo gallery. 

In addition to the guest services area, The Ark’s master plan for renovations includes improvements to the listening room, volunteer, bathroom and artists’ support spaces, and a new entryway to improve access and create a more recognizable public presence. Best of all, completing this project will give The Ark new capacity to do more –present more music that enriches the human spirit, do more community programming and more collaboration. 


There are many ways to join in this important effort. Any gift of any size is helpful and appreciated and gifts can be pledged over 1-5 years.

SEAT SPONSORSHIP – For the first time ever The Ark is offering the opportunity to sponsor a seat at The Ark and add your own special inscription to the legendary listening room.  Seat sponsorships are available for new gifts to the Campaign of $1,000 and $2,500. Seat sponsorships will receive recognition on the drink rails at The Ark. Availability is limited.

Gifts can also be made in honor of the RFD Boys as part of The Ark’s special tribute. The RFD Boys have played The Ark more than any other band, and hold a very special place in our hearts. We’ll pay tribute to their dedication with special recognition displayed at  The Ark. Gifts of any amount can be made to the Campaign in their honor and donors will be recognized as Friends of the RFD Boys. FRIENDS OF THE RFD BOYS receive special recognition and an invitation to a celebration with the Boys at the tribute unveiling.

Please consider a gift to the Campaign for The Ark today. Whether you’re a first-time Ark donor or a previous supporter, we need your help. Donations of any amount can be made online or contact Charlotte at The Ark for more information at or (734) 761-1800.

Campaign for The Ark Committee

Judy Dow Rumelhart
Honorary Chair

Bob Guenzel

Bill Ammerman
Irene Ball
Gerri Barr
Charlotte Csicsila
Del Dunbar
Peter Grace
Richard Greene
Steve Hamp
Kathy Huss
Marianne James
Renee Jin
Diana Kern
Bill Kinley
Dave Lutton
Maureen Martin
Susan McClanahan
Jill McDonough
Jamie Mistry
Don Postema
Don Rumelhart
Anya Siglin
Tom Stoll
Mark Stranahan
Curt Wolf