Think back just 9 years: NECCA was a small circus program, serving a few students from a studio in the Cotton Mill, with its 16-foot ceilings.

Today, we are an international center for circus arts. NECCA serves over 2,000 individuals annually through our broad array of classes and programs. We serve all ages – toddlers to grandmothers! We serve all levels of interest – community members exploring fitness options to the circus stars of tomorrow!

NECCA didn't do it alone! From the beginning, this has been a collaborative venture. The leadership and foresight of the founders has, at every step, been reinforced and moved forward by the intelligence and commitment of our board, our staff and students, the Brattleboro community, and our huge network of circus supporters.

And that includes financial support. It was a visionary leadership gift that enabled us to purchase the land for our new home. Several other friends made major commitments to make our future possible, and dozens of others have brought us to the halfway point of our $2.5 million campaign, thus enabling us to break ground.

But we still need your support! With $1.25 million yet to raise, every gift, large or small, will move us closer to Everybody's Home for Circus. A 3-year pledge with monthly giving by credit card makes generosity affordable: just $30/month for three years brings you to the $1000 giving level, and $150/month brings your support to NECCA over $5000! Additional giving options, such as stock gifts and trusts, are also available; click here for more information.

Every gift over $1500 will be recognized forever on a custom-designed donor wall in NECCA's new building. In addition, we have a variety of naming opportunities Perhaps one of these is the perfect way for a family to honor its patriarch, or a community to recognize a dear friend.

Of course, every gift to NECCA is tax deductible.

If you would like more information, please contact Gary at Or just use the DONATE buttons above to join the circus!

Help us build a new Home for Circus Arts!