Support DP2A

Want to play a part in DP2A? Want to develop your skills as a non-profit leader and support the cultural assets of our city?

As a volunteer-run program, DP2A engages passionate, diverse young professionals and community leaders. You can. . .

  • Attend an open board meeting and get creative in short- and long-term strategic planning
  • Utilize your skills on a Committee, from Marketing and Development, to Events and Finance
  • Give back to the community and volunteer with our members at a local charity
  • Help work an event–interact with patrons and build your people skills
  • Be an ambassador for DP2A in the community by buying a passport and attending our events!

As young professionals and entrepreneurs, DP2A is looking for creative, passionate, and strong community leaders of all ages to serve on our volunteer Open Board. You must be willing to donate your time and energy to this dynamic and growing program to help further our mission of cultivating the next generation of arts patrons. You can bring creative ideas to the table in our programming, fundraising, marketing, and help take DP2A’s message out in the community.

The Board meets 5 – 6 times per year. Responsibilities include attending events and meetings, and serving on one of our committees.

Committee members attend 4 – 5 meetings per season to help with creating the marketing plan for the entire season, renewal strategies, and building networking and audience development partnerships. This “street team” committee also helps create the marketing plan for our signature event, Hollywood in Detroit.

Committee members attend 4 – 5 meetings per season to help with season budgeting and financial oversight. Members also help create and execute the fundraising plan, including connecting DP2A to individuals and businesses who are interested in supporting our mission.

Committee members attend 4-5 meetings per season to plan DP2A events including a Season Launch Party, Excursions (smaller meet-up events), summer fundraising events, and Destination after-parties. Members will also work extensively on Hollywood in Detroit, our signature event.


Access to arts and culture plays a vital role in attracting and retaining young talent in the region. By supporting at the Patron Passport level, you are investing in the future of arts and culture in the region. You are connecting new audiences to the artistic gems in our city and building a community of young arts supporters.

Patron Passport benefits at the $250 level include:

  • Premium seating at both Signature events
  • Verbal acknowledgement at each Excursion and Signature event
  • Name listed on the DP2A website
  • Name listed on slideshow for “Hollywood in Detroit”
  • Name listed in printed program for “UndergrounD”
  • Ability to pay for patron passport in installments throughout the year
  • First access to free tickets throughout the season from other artistic partners
  • Tax deduction

Patron Passport benefits at the $500 level include all of the above benefits as well as:

  • Complimentary parking passes for both Signature events
  • 1 free drink ticket for each Signature event
  • Up to 3 guest passes for each Signature event (6 tickets total for the year)
  • 1 free ticket per Excursion
  • Behind-the-scenes access to the making of “UndergrounD”—attend an open rehearsal or creative planning session
  • Special donor perks at select venues (like DSO and MOT)
  • 1 season Membership to DSO’s “37/11” program
  • Tax-deduction

Become a Patron passport holder now by purchasing at the links below. Thank you for your support!



We are looking for volunteers to help with pre-event coordination such as filling tickets and preparing materials, as well as hands-on help at events, such as working will call and setting up after-parties. Also, you can help us coordinate group volunteer days at other local charities in Detroit!

Interested in helping? Contact Anne Ruffley at 248-559-2095 or to learn more!

24901 Northwestern Highway, Suite 312, Southfield, MI 48075

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