Ways to Give

You can become a vital partner to Gulfshore Playhouse by creating transformative theatrical and educational experiences. Your gift ensures the success of each production by helping us hire world-class talent, by supporting our local artisans, and supporting our pre-professional education programs. Our supporters are putting Naples on the map for professional theatre. These integral donations support the overall operations of Gulfshore Playhouse, a LORT theatre.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

Donor-advised funds (DAF) are a centralized vehicle for charitable giving. With a DAF, charitably inclined individuals, families, and businesses make an irrevocable gift to a public charity that sponsors a donor-advised fund program and may take an immediate tax deduction. Donors can then recommend grants over time to IRS-qualified 501(c )(3) public charities like Gulfshore Playhouse.

How does it work?

  • Establish your Donor Advised Fund by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
  • Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.

Since the original contribution to the DAF provided the maximum tax deduction, the donor-advisor cannot receive any benefits that would change the value of the tax deduction. However, the donor-advisor can receive benefits that have insubstantial or no fair market value.

Stock Donations / Wire Transfers

Gulfshore Playhouse gratefully accepts gifts via Stock or Wire transfers. For more information, contact Director of Finance, Alyson McCoy at amccoy@gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Click HERE for more information about sending donations through either of these avenues.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (IRA)

Gifts from your IRA (up to $100,000) are a smart way to support Gulfshore Playhouse and may have significant, additional tax benefits depending on current legislation. Please email Alyson McCoy, Director of Finance at amccoy@gulfshoreplayhouse.org for more information about the processing of your donation.


In this new age of finance, any form of donation is possible! If you are wanting to donate via Crypto Currency, please email Alyson McCoy, Director of Finance at amccoy@gulfshoreplayhouse.org for more information about the processing of your donation.

If you have any other questions please contact our Advancement Officer: Events and Donor Engagement, Sarah Owen at sowen@gulfshoreplayhouse.org or at (239)-261-7529 ext. 205 or Chief Advancement Officer, Lisa Halsey at lhalsey@gulfshoreplayhouse.org or at (239) 261-7529 ext. 203.

Make a Donation Today

You play a vital role. By supporting Gulfshore Playhouse, you are transforming a region and transforming lives.