When you make a donation to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts, you are certainly responsible for helping to bridge the gap between our ticket sales and our actual costs of putting on a show - royalties, lumber, lighting, sound - everything that creates the magic you see on our stage. You also help us to operate our historic facility that is such an important part of downtown Grand Rapids. In fact, you literally help us keep the lights on! You also help us do so much more.
The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Make A Donation
Much of the support for the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts comes through general donations from our many friends and patrons. Please consider making a donation today to support the arts in your community!
Buy a Brick Campaign
In the fall of 2007, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre gave you the opportunity to honor family or friends, to remember a loved one and to express your personal or corporate commitment to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. This opportunity for a permanent naming opportunity with an etched brick placed at the Library Street entrance of the Meijer Majestic Theatre, a personalized dressing room station plaque or a theatre seat plaque continues. All funds raised through this fundraising initiative are designated to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's Endowment Fund, which provides a perpetual base of support to assure the financial stability of the theatre.
For more information about purchasing a brick, please contact us online or call our Development Office directly at (616)222-6020.
Many businesses and organizations make generous contributions to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and the School of Theatre Arts each year. Without their help, everything we do for our community would not be possible. Learn more about the benefits available to our Corporate Sponsors.
See a listing of our current season sponsors to the left.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Corporate matching gifts are a great way to maximize your personal contribution to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you double your donation! Simply request a Matching Form from your company, and submit it (along with your gift) to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. It's that easy! Download a complete list of companies that offer a corporate matching gift program with the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre & School of Theatre Arts to see if the benefit is currently available to you.
If your company would like to know more about Corporate Matching Gifts, please contact us online or call our Development Office directly at (616)222-6020.
The goal of the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's Endowment Fund is to provide a perpetual base of support to assure the financial stability of the theatre. Gifts to the endowment may be made with an outright gift of cash, stocks & securities, retirement funds, life insurance, or qualified real and personal property..
The original endowment was established in 1986 by generous bequests received from the Hanchett and Whitehead Estates. Today, the endowment stands over $2 Million, which generates approximately 3% of the Civic's Operational needs.
For more information about making a gift to the endowment, please contact us online or call our Development Office directly at (616)222-6020.
If the Civic Theatre has become an important part of your life, please consider including the Theatre in your planned giving. A discussion with your estate planner or other professional can make sure that this is a resolution that you can keep. Your gift will ensure that timeless classics and new productions yet to be written will have their spotlight on the Civic stage.
We all plan for our future. When it comes to estate planning, we plan for the security of our children and grandchildren, and others who mean the most to us. You can make a lasting philanthropic impact, while achieving financial goals, by making a gift to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre through a planned gift.
The Majestic Society is a group of individuals who have chosen to support the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts in a highly significant way – by making a planned gift. The following people have included the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts in their estate:
John and Carol Beernink
Estate of Herbert Boshoven
Vern and Norma Boss
Norma Brink Estate
Charles B. Gardella Estate
Priscilla Willard Good Trust
Gerald "Jed" Hanchett Estate
Robert R. Irish Estate
Jan Peterman Kahn Estate
Samuel Levine Estate
Jon and Mary Ann March
Mr. and Mrs. Mark McGregor
Bill and Jan Postmus
Mary Margaret Rieger
Dr. Darrel Rosen, in memory of Carrie Rosen
Caroline P. Schoonbeck Trust
Richard Shumacker and Kay Blondin
Elizabeth E. Snell Trust
Ben and Kay Sterken
Bruce and Mary Tinker
Lou Vander Have
Gary and Janice Walker
Ruth Whitehead Estate
Mary L. and Steve Williams
If you believe the Civic Theatre has made a lasting impact in your life and community, please consider making the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre a part of your estate planning process, so that we might continue to bring the power and magic of the performing arts to children and adults throughout West Michigan for generations to come.
Talk to your estate planner or other professional for more information on including the Civic Theatre in your estate plans. If the Civic Theatre is already in your plans, please contact us online or call our Development Office directly at (616)222-6020.
The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a tax identification number of 38-1398828. Our principal business address is 30 N. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503.