For the Love of Gulfshore Playhouse Education
Show Your Love for Gulfshore Playhouse Education
This Valentine’s Day, we are asking you to show your love for Gulfshore Playhouse Education by making a generous donation! Gulfshore Playhouse Education creates reduced cost and free programming for over 14,000 people in our region per year. Our theatre education programs promote self-confidence, teamwork, and empathy, as well as teach practical skills and encourage students to engage more in the classroom. We connect students with professional theatre artists and give them opportunities to experience live, professional arts experiences.
Your support is vital to ensuring these programs are available to our community’s schools and students at free or reduced cost! This Valentine’s Day, spread some love for the over 14,000 lives who will benefit from Gulfshore Playhouse Education’s world-class and diverse range of programming.
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all gifts will be matched up to $14,000!
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How Your Donation Helps Us
We believe finances should not be a bar to families and students who desire to participate in our programs. Your donation provides scholarship support to help cover tuition costs for our after-school and summer programs. 30% who participate do so only because of full or partial scholarships.
Gulfshore Playhouse provides specialized student matinee performances at a subsidized rate for our community’s schools. Students have the unique opportunity to experience live, professional theatre and participate in a talkback with professional actors. Your support helps us subsidize the tickets for these performances to remove the financial barrier for schools while also helping the Playhouse maintain fiscal integrity.
Gulfshore Playhouse is committed to building long-term partnerships with community institutions that benefit the lives of thousands of students each year. Donor support allows us to give over 3,000 11th grade students the experience of seeing professional Equity actors and the Naples Philharmonic through our partnership with Artis—Naples, or a production of In Flight: The Story of Sabine Van Dam, an original play based on the life of a Holocaust survivor created in partnership with the Holocaust Museum.
Each year, Gulfshore Playhouse Education offers numerous classroom residencies to local schools. These residencies combine classroom curriculum with theatre-based learning techniques to engage students more deeply with the material they are learning about. Your support helps us provide these residencies for free or at a reduced rate to Title I schools in our region.
Ways to Give
Donate online or call us at 239-261-7529 to give a fully tax-deductible gift.
Connect with your financial adviser about setting up a Donor-Advised Fund!
IRA Charitable giving
Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners over age 70½ may make a transfer of up to $100,000 per year to qualified charities, including Gulfshore Playhouse. IRA charitable rollovers are tax-free and not included in adjusted gross income. An IRA charitable rollover may fulfill part or all of your required minimum distribution (RMD). Contact your financial adviser today!
Corporate Matching Program
Check in with your workplace to see if your company has a Corporate Matching Program! Increase your impact by participating in a matching program.