Keep 'Em Lit
Through 2026!

HELP US REACH OUR FUNDING GOAL!

If the idea of a dark Bay Bridge leaves a hole in your heart, we hope you’ll support the campaign to keep Leo Villareal’s gorgeous gift to the world lit for another generation. There are so many ways that you can let the world know The Bay Lights matter to you—give a gift to help us reach our fundraising goal, come to events, share the news, make a ruckus, get involved!

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Please join us in this monumental opportunity to create more magic in the years ahead.

$12M WILL KEEP ‘EM LIT THROUGH 2026

The Bay Lights was designed and permitted as a temporary art installation with a two-year life. If we fail to take action as a community now, it will go dark forever in March 2015. Extending The Bay Lights’ life will be an act of monumental brilliance made possible by the generosity of visionary patrons, corporate partners and an outpouring of community support.

VISIONARY PATRONAGE

Patrons who join this iconic civic project now have an opportunity to give a potent gift to their community that will significantly influence the cultural life and international image of the Bay Area with their contribution. Please contact Illuminate the Arts Development Director Elana Yonah at elana@illuminatethearts.org



YOUR GIFT IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE

In the spirit of generosity that made The Bay Lights possible, we’re asking patrons, corporate partners and individuals to please contribute today to help keep The Bay Lights lit through 2026. You can also name a light in The Bay Lights for yourself, loved ones, a group or cause with a donation of $50 or more—your symbolic Gift of Light helps The Bay Lights stay.

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

In the spirit of innovation, creativity and collaboration, Illuminate the Arts’ annual support model enables to us to deliver deeper relationships and more lasting value within your community for leadership, employees and partners. Please contact Illuminate the Arts Founder/CEO Ben Davis at ben@illuminatethearts.com