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Since 1931, Palo Alto Players has been committed to creating meaningful theatre experiences, born of the community and performed by the community. Ticket revenue covers only 60% of the cost of producing our five main-stage productions each season. We depend on YOUR generous support to bridge the gap. Help further the mission of the Peninsula’s oldest and most highly regarded theatre company in the San Francisco Bay Area by making a gift to Palo Alto Players. Thank you!
Large or small, every gift impacts what we do:
Your gift of $100 costumes one actor
Your gift of $250 sponsors one actor
Your gift of $500 buys props for one show
Your gift of $1,000 sponsors one designer
Your gift of $2,500 underwrites the sound equipment for one show
Your gift of $10,000 or more underwrites an orchestra or pays for the licensing fees to produce the plays and musicals you see on our stage.
Make a gift today and enjoy an array of benefits throughout the season that bring you closer to the magic of live theatre.
How To Make a Gift:
By Phone: Please call Elizabeth Santana, Managing Director, at 650-363-8582 to make a donation over the phone.
By Mail: Send checks to: Palo Alto Players, Att: Managing Director, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301.
In Person: We welcome your donation during regular box office hours or at the theater.
Donor Advised Funds: A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. It allows philanthropically inclined individuals, families, and corporations to make an irrevocable charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction. Most sponsoring organizations of DAFs accept cash equivalents, securities, and certain other assets. For more information on DAFs, contact your financial advisor.
To make a donation through a DAF, please request that checks are made payable to Palo Alto Players. Palo Alto Players tax identification number is #94-2295483
Stock Transfer: We gratefully accept stock donations. If you would like to make a gift of stock, please contact our Managing Director at 650-363-8582 or firstname.lastname@example.org for DTC instructions.
IRA Distribution: If you are at least 70 ½ years old, you can make a contribution directly from a qualified IRA account to Palo Alto Players without paying income taxes. Contact our Managing Director at 650.363.8582 or email@example.com for more information.
Matching Gifts: Did you know that an estimated $4-$7 billion in corporate matching gifts goes unclaimed per year?* As a donor to Palo Alto Players, you can make your contribution go twice as far if you are an employee or in some cases a retiree of a company that has an employee gift match program. Many corporations match employee donations at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ratio. And if you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide a donation to us as a way to recognize your gift of time.
Check here to see if your company will match your donation. You can also contact your human resources department or representative for specific information on your company's matching gift program.
*Statistic provided by Double the Donation.
Founded in 1931, Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation established for public benefit. Your charitable contribution is fully tax-deductible as may be allowable by law.