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Donor Benefits 2021

As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, contributions to City Theatre are tax-deductible as determined by law.
Additionally, supporters are acknowledged throughout the year with various donor benefits.

The mission and work of City Theatre would not be possible without the numerous individuals who
continue to prioritize the organization through their philanthropic giving. In addition to foundations,
government entities, and corporations, support from over 1,100 individual donors – with gifts of all
sizes – generates 65% of City Theatre’s annual budget.

In 2020, City Theatre launched the “(Re)Open the Red Doors Campaign,” a new funding initiative
aimed at ensuring the successful return to operations and programming when safe after the Covid-19
crisis. All unrestricted contributions received to the annual fund are recognized as part of the Red
Door Campaign and its donors shall enjoy additional public and private credit for their generosity
during this difficult time.

By donating to City Theatre and the Red Door Campaign, contributors:
• Provide increased philanthropic impact by pooling with other donors, creating greater
leverage for critical foundation and government support;
• Become part of a larger community fighting for the future of City Theatre;
• Deliver much-needed financial resources during a time when ticket sales are not possible

Current Benefits

With the health and well-being of donors, staff, and artists paramount, all typical in-person donor
events and benefits are suspended until it is safe to resume. All benefits will be honored.

However, even during the Covid crisis, City Theatre is determined to honor its Red Door donors. As
such, we can immediately offer the following (physically-distanced) benefits for current supporters:

• Online recognition of donors (by level);
• Inclusion on donor rolls in digital playbills for current and future virtual programming
(F7thGrade, Young Playwrights Festival, Momentum Festival, etc);
• Invitations to behind-the-scenes artist chats in City Theatre’s “Donor Zoom Lounge” (gifts of
$250 and more);
• Access to City Theatre’s (new – Summer 2021) periodic newsletter, featuring fun facts, interviews, and other
original content;
• A digital ticket to a special Red Door Campaign toast and celebration (June 2022).

Is there anything else that intrigues? This is all new territory for us – and a chance to re-imagine how
we engage with our donors. What access or opportunity appeals to you? We are happy to curate new experiences, so just write Director of of Development Dianne Duursma with your ideas:
dduursma@citytheatrecompany.org

When safe to return to regular activities, the following benefit offerings will be available to
contributors to City Theatre’s annual fund, by giving level and category:

Questions?

To learn more about ways to support Pittsburgh’s home for new plays:
CityTheatreCompany.org/Donate
Questions? Call Dianne at (412) 431-4400 x278 | dduursma@citytheatrecompany.org

CITY THEATRE CIRCLE ($15,000 and up)

Season Underwriter Credit on all season productions.
• Production Sponsor Credit on show of choice (with six
complimentary opening night tickets and champagne
toast; production souvenir gift; invitation to first rehearsal
with full company; and curtain speech and playbill
recognition for duration of performance run)
• Season-long Opening Night subscription for two (2)
• Four (4) tickets to The Bash (annual fundraiser)
• Brunch with leadership (Artistic Director Marc Masterson
and Managing Director James McNeel)
PLUS, all other donor level benefits.

PLAYWRIGHTS CIRCLE ($10,000 - $14,999)

Production Sponsor Credit on show of choice (with four
complimentary opening night tickets with champagne
toast; production souvenir gift; invitation to first rehearsal
with full company; and curtain speech and playbill
recognition for duration of performance run)
• Invitation to additional season opening night performance
for two (2)
• Lunch with Artistic Director Marc Masterson
PLUS, all donor level benefits for Directors Circle, New Play
Circle, Center Stage, Spotlight, Front Row, and Friends.

DIRECTORS CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999)

• Invitation to two (2) technical rehearsals and panel
discussion with production creative team
• Two (2) tickets to The Bash (annual fundraiser)
• Lunch with Managing Director James McNeel
PLUS, all donor level benefits for New Play Circle, Center
Stage, Spotlight, Front Row, and Friends.

NEW PLAY CIRCLE ($3,000 - $4,999)

• Invitation to two (2) first rehearsals with full company
• Invitation to annual Momentum Festival New Play
Brunch
• Season-long parking voucher
• Lunch & Artist Discussion with Associate Artistic Director
Clare Drobot
PLUS, all donor level benefits for Center Stage, Spotlight,
Front Row, and Friends.

CENTER STAGE ($1,000 - $2,999)

• Two (2) complimentary “bring a friend” ticket vouchers
• Virtual coffee with Associate Producer Monteze Freeland
• Copy of annual Young Playwrights Anthology
PLUS, all donor level benefits for Spotlight, Front Row, and
Friends.

SPOTLIGHT ($250 - $999)

• Campus tour with Resident Scenic Designer, Tony Ferrieri
• Invitation to new “Donor Zoom Lounge” events that take
patrons behind-the-scenes with intimate conversations
with artists
PLUS, all donor level benefits for Front Row and Friends.

FRONT ROW ($100 - $249)

• Advance notice – hear it first! – of City Theatre events
• Donor listing and recognition, as requested, in production
playbills at appropriate giving level
PLUS, all donor level benefits listed for Friends.

FRIENDS ($1 - $99)

• Access to City Theatre’s (new!) periodic newsletter,
featuring fun facts, interviews, special offers, and other
original content
• Donor listing and recognition, as requested, on website
• Written acknowledgment of donation for tax purposes