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Join Our Mission

You believe in exhilarating theatre.
You believe in daring storytelling.
You believe in simplicity, intimacy, and ensemble.

You already are The Gift.

Your generosity guides us through the next twenty years, funds our ensemble’s time, health insurance, and pensions. Your gift continues our education program for teenagers and allows us to champion the most exciting playwrights in American Theatre. Play an integral role in our future success and growth by making a tax-deductible contribution today.


The cost to produce a single show.


Season Production Sponsor


Corporate Production Sponsor


Individual Production Sponsor


The cost of having one Equity (union) actor in a show. The majority of our Ensemble is now Equity. Union contracts for a single productions on average cost $25,000.


Allows us to commission a new play. This includes script development and workshops.


The cost of one environmentally-friendly LED stage light.


Empowers us to caption and audio describe one production, helping make the work accessible for our audience.


Covers the funding of one LAB, where our ensemble trains together with guest instructors.

The Gift Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit company. Your gift qualifies as a charitable contribution under the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal ID number is 30-0040866.


$75,000 – $100,000


$10,000 – $25,000

The Alphawood Foundation
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

Douglas Brown & Rachel Kraft
The Gale Street Inn
The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Frank & Rita Thornton
Mike Valenti

$3,000 – $4,999

Ryan J. Christoi
Ronald A.  Greene Memorial Fund

$1,000 – $2,999

A.Saccone & Sons
Paul Botts & Heather McCowan
John & Gina Brahm
Ed & Laura Gale
Brian & Geraldine Donaldson
Maureen Gawlik
Carrie Schloss
Carla Scott
Greg & Anne Taubeneck Family Fund
TCF Bank
Shannon & Marc Wallace
Terry & Kathy Xaverius

$100 – $999

Fischman’s Liquors
Fred & Diane Atwill
Peggy Bagley
Kimberly Baratta
Roland Batten
Gary & Judy Becker
Susan Brown
Brian Buchanan
Karen Callaway
Mike & Diane Christoi
Dan & Carol Cyganowski
Catherine Dunlap
Tim & Mary Erdmann
Larry Fisher
Mark Fitzgerald
Nancy Franken
Ed & Laura Gale
Paul & Kathy Galvin
Marj Halperin & Alan Robinson
Steve & Lucretia Hardy
Larry & Judy Hicks
Paul & Kathy Hinderaker
Mark Hudson
Keith & Katherine Kemp
Molly King
Jeff & Linda Kroll
Bruce & Mary Leep
Linda Legner
Ted & Maureen Lucore
Kathy Makuh
Guy Massey
Natasha Matza
Morris & Helen Messing Foundation
Nancy McDaniel
Dan & Cathy McHugh
Eric & Jennifer Meyers
Patrick & Marietta Mullane
William Nedved
Roy & Janis Olausson
Norman Patinkin
Paul & Gayle Plantz
Justin Roberts
Joshua Rollins
Tom & Gerrie Ryan
Rosa Schloss
Randy & Vicki Sellers
Christa-Marie Singleton
Joe & Connal Small
Dr. Joanne & Rory Smith
Randolph & Barbara Thomas
Edgar Waenke & William Walker
Al & Lorraine Weber
James Yost