Year End Giving
Help Us Ring in the New Year on a High Note
Another year is coming to an end, and with it, many exciting milestones, new challenges, and great successes. Our impact on our City, our region, and beyond is all thanks to you and your continued support of New York-quality professional theatre and unique educational programming.
Over the past year, your generosity has played a vital role in helping us produce critically and commercially successful productions featuring incredible professional actors, create unparalleled theatre education programs that served a record-breaking 14,000, and build the strong foundation upon which our future home in the Baker Theatre and Education Center will stand for generations to come.
Your support is critical to our success. Creating theatre of this caliber truly takes a village of donors, artists, patrons, students, and staff members. As a not-for-profit organization, gifts of any size help us continue to raise the bar in order to better serve you, our children, and our community.
Thanks to the generosity of Jack and F.E. Nortman, all Giving Tuesday gifts will be matched up to $10,000.
How Your Donation Helps Us
Lumber & Paint
Every set you see on stage begins as a blueprint imagined by one of our professional scenic designers. That blueprint is brought to life right here in Naples by our staff of professional artisans. Over the course of a year, we will spend $17,500 on lumber and $5,000 on paint. Give this Holiday season and you can look up on the stage during the next show and know that you helped support the creation of that beautiful set.
Furniture & Props
Setting the stage doesn’t end with wood and paint – our Props department brings the set to the next level with set dressing, furniture, food, swords, and anything you see actors interact with during a show. A gift of $2,000 will help create the dozens of foley props in It’s a Wonderful Life or the dueling gardens in Native Gardens!
Did you know it costs $1,000 to costume just one actor in any of our season productions? Also, to help certain time periods come to life, many actors wear wigs on stage to achieve certain looks. High-quality wigs can cost upwards of $500! With a gift of $1,000, you can help us create the regal 18th century gowns in The Lady Demands Satisfaction or one of Eleanor of Acquitaine’s iconic looks in The Lion in Winter!
Each show brings a new set of lighting instruments. Next time you’re at the theatre, just look up to see how many lights are required to give a unique, stunning look that really brings a set to the next level. With $500, you can help us rent or purchase the lighting instruments that make our stunning productions possible.
Gulfshore Playhouse Education
Through Gulfshore Playhouse Education, we are giving students the life-changing experience of witnessing live, professional theatre. Your donation can help subsidize student matinee tickets, after-school and summer scholarships, performances of In Flight, and so much more.
Ways to Give
On Tuesday, December 3rd, Gulfshore Playhouse is participating in the annual #GivingTuesday event. After enjoying Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, #GivingTuesday is a great way to give back to a not-for-profit organization!
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.
Give the Gift of Time
Time is our most valuable resource and we would be exceptionally grateful if you donate any of your time to us. Volunteer for Gulfshore Playhouse and become an integral member of our team! Volunteer ushers get to see productions for free! Find out more by clicking here.
Support Us Today
Donate online or call us at 239-261-7529 to make your tax-deductible donation today!