Gifts of cash

The simplest and easiest way to make your gift is to write a check to Long Wharf Theatre. You will be entitled to an income tax deduction for your gift and we can use the money now to further our important mission. Mail to:

Long Wharf Theatre
Attn: Development Department
222 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511


You can make a donation online quickly and securely at any time through our website

Matching gifts

If you work for a company that has a matching gift program, you may be able to double (or triple!) your gift to us – without any cost to you. Please contact your employer’s Human Resources Department to obtain a matching gift form.

Gifts of appreciated stocks

Gifts of appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year can provide important tax benefits: (a) You can deduct the full fair market value (FMV) of the stock as of the date of the gift; and (b) You will also avoid the capital gains tax on the appreciation. For instructions to contribute appreciated stock, please contact Nicholas Bussett, Corporate and Institutional Giving Manager at or 203.772.8265.

Give a seat

Naming one of our comfortable new seats is a great way to honor a loved one, celebrate your family’s love of the theatre, or memorialize a special person in your life. Each seat will have an engraved plaque on one arm bearing your message. Your gift of $1,500, $2,500, or $5,000 is fully tax-deductible, payable over the coming year, and represents essential and tangible support for the theatre you love.

Long Wharf Legacy Circle

Include the theatre in your long-term philanthropic plans—through bequests, retirement plan designations, life income gifts and other deferred gifts. For more information on how you can become a member of the Long Wharf Theatre Legacy Circle, click below or contact Elizabeth Monz, Director of Philanthropic Engagement, at 203.772.8237 or

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