Ways to Give
Matthews Playhouse is a community based non-profit theatre organization committed to enriching the lives of children and adults by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts.
There are many ways you can financially contribute to Matthews Playhouse. Your gift truly makes a difference providing the 'margin of excellence' in our programs. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, so your gift may qualify for a tax deduction.
Donors give to the Playhouse on an annual basis, and there are different levels of giving from $50 to $2,500+. All patrons are listed in our main-stage show playbills, and receive a special invitation to our patron events. Additional benefits are given for higher tier levels of support, including complimentary tickets to a show of your choice. Patrons may be individuals, families, groups, or companies. Visit our Donor page for more details.
Corporate Sponsors typically sponsor a specific show in our season - we feature 5 "main-stage" productions, in addition to smaller class productions performed by the students in our School of Theatre programs. There are varying levels of sponsorship from $500 to $10,000. In addition to the sponsorship benefits for the specific show of your choice, there are benefits throughout the year, such as ad space in the playbill for an additional 4 shows. Interested companies should visit the Corporate page for more details.
Matthews Playhouse prides itself on being able to give every child the opportunity to participate in classes and camps. We do this hrough the generous donations to our scholarship fund. Twice a year, we award scholarships based on financial need.
Sponsor a Student
Matthews Playhouse has started this fund in order to allow students from area Title 1 schools to come on a field trip to see one of our school show performances. Your generous donation of only $8 will send one deserving student to come see a show at Matthews Playhouse. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.
Many companies/corporations/foundations offer matching gift programs, whereby they will match your charitable gifts. You can inquire with your human resourses office to find out if your company has a matching gift program. If so, simply fill out the form provided by your company and include it with your gift.
Some companies reward employees for volunteering their time by awarding grants to the non-profit of their choice. Your human resourses office can tell you if these programs exist at your place of employment. What a great way to give both time and money to the theatre.
Honorariums and Memorials
A gift to the Playhouse is a wonderful way to honer or remember a special person. You may donate to the general fund to be used as needed or we can customize your gift to reflect the personality of the honoree. Perhaps they would enjoy knowing the leading lady's costume was donated in their name. A music lover would be thrilled to know that the piano player or even the entire orchestra was being enjoyed due to a donation in their honor.
A memorial fund can be set up in the name of a loved one. Gifts can be directed as you choose. An education scholarship fund can be established in their name and carried on with renewed giving each year.
Please contact the theatre to plan your gift.