CHAIRMAN’S CHALLENGE A BIG SUCCESS!
In what is becoming an annual LWT tradition, board chair Sandy Stoddard has just completed his second “Chairman’s Challenge” fundraising campaign to double the value of new and increased donations with a generous matching gift. “I hope this challenge encourages people to think about Long Wharf as they make their year-end gifts because nearly 50% of the theatre’s entire budget comes from contributions!,” says Stoddard. And help it did! Thanks to the many donors who responded to the challenge whose gifts, once matched, raised over $30,000 for the theatre in this 50th anniversary season. You can see Sandy’s video HERE.
If you missed the Chairman’s Challenge, don’t despair! There are lots of ways to support Long Wharf—
Did you know that you can support Long Wharf with EVERY purchase you make on Amazon? .5% of your purchase will be donated to Long Wharf once you register with AmazonSmile. It doesn’t sound like much, but the average American spends about $350 each year on Amazon (AmazonPrime members spend nearly twice that much). Imagine: if 50,000 theatregoers registered for AmazonSmile, Long Wharf would receive nearly $10,000 per year! Click here for instructions on registering LWT as your desired charity and for more information about the program!
NAME A SEAT:
Put your name, or the name of a loved one, on one of our comfortable new Mainstage seats. There are still a handful of seats just waiting to be claimed! $1,500, $2,500, or $5,000 depending on the location. Find more information about donating a seat here or by calling Jenny Dupre at (203) 772-8265.
Next time you’re on the Long Wharf website, click the DONATE NOW button on the home page and see how easy it is to make a secure donation!
Taking a cue from public radio and television, you can now make an automatic monthly donation to Long Wharf Theatre! Even the smallest monthly gifts add up to significant annual gifts, and our ONLINE GIVING page makes it easy to set up. Click HERE to make an automatic monthly gift!
CONTRIBUTE USING APPRECIATED STOCK:
Making gifts of stock can offer significant tax benefits. Please speak with your financial advisor or call Eileen Wiseman at (203) 772-8237.
GIVE TOMORROW: PLANNED & LEGACY GIFTS:
Those who name Long Wharf Theatre as a beneficiary in their will, retirement plan, trust, life income gift or other deferred gift arrangement will be welcomed as members of the Long Wharf Legacy Circle, along with other visionary philanthropists. For more information on bequests, life income gifts, and other legacy gifts, please contact Eileen Wiseman, Director of Development, 203.772.8237 or firstname.lastname@example.org