Individual Giving

Approximately 35% of Syracuse Stage’s operating budget is derived from ticket sales. Contributed income makes up the remaining 65%. Individual donors provide a significant portion of Stage’s total contributed income, and they receive a variety of exciting benefits.
 
Angels Donors
Benefits for individual giving start at $75. Individuals who contribute at this level are recognized in our last playbill of the season. Contributions from $150 - $499 are recognized in all playbills of the season, and patrons who contribute $1000-$1499 receive the above recognition, plus four parking passes, and receive a first look at the 2010/21 season! 

Circles Membership
Circles members represent our theatre’s most significant source of individual contributions and receive exclusive behind the scenes access to events. We invite you to join this special group with a minimum annual gift of $1,500. Benefits include the following:

BENEFITS OF GIVING

Angels Donors 

CAMEO (Under $75)
Tax deductible

ENSEMBLE ($75 - $150)
Listed in the last program of the season

SUPPORTING ROLE ($150 - $499)
Listed in the program for full season
 
LEADING ROLE ($500 - $999)
• Two parking passes
• First look at the 2020/21 season 
Listed in the program for full season
 
STAR ($1000 - $1499)
Four Parking Passes
• First look at the 2020/21 season 
Listed in the program for full season

 

CIRCLES MEMBERSHIP


Directors’ Circle ($1,500 - $2,799)

Donors at the Directors' Circle also receive the following enhanced benefits

Two complimentary tickets to any performance in the current season
Six parking passes 
Eight complimentary drink passes for the bar at Syracuse Stage
Tech Rehearsal – Join Stage for a tech rehearsal of Amadeus or Once, followed by a Q&A with artistic leadership 
Invitation to The Circles’ Recognition Dinner on Monday, November 18, 2019
First look at our 2020/21 season 
Invitation to one Opening Night Dinner 
Recognition in program and on donor board in lobby
Use of the VIP line at 315-443-1400 for tickets or exchanges

Producers’ Circle ($2,800 - $4,999)

Donors at the Producers’ Circle also receive the following enhanced benefits:
 
Four complimentary tickets to any performance in the current season
Invitation to the “Meet and Greets” for each show. Welcome the new cast and directors for each while enjoying refreshments 
Invitation to two opening night dinners 

Playwrights’ Circle ($5,000 - $7,499)

Donors at the Playwrights’ Circle also receive the following enhanced benefits:
 
Ten complimentary tickets to any performance in the current season
Invitation to a private pre-show backstage tour 
Invitation to three Opening Night Dinners 
Sponsor the run of a play of your choice, with additional recognition in the program

Founders’ Circle ($7,500 -$9,999)

Donors at the Founders’ Circle also receive the following enhanced benefits:
 
Sixteen complimentary tickets to any performance in the current season
Invitation to all Opening Night Dinners in the season
Actor-signed poster of sponsored play

Benefactor's Circle ($10,000 +)

Donors at the Benefactor’s’ Circle also receive the following enhanced benefits:

Twenty complimentary tickets to any performance in the current season
Invitation to a dress rehearsal and "first read"

 
Syracuse Stage gratefully acknowledges a generous grant from the Richard Mather Fund, which will continue to match new and increased individual donations.
 
All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law and support Syracuse Stage mainstage productions and educational programs

* Your Circles gift is tax-deductible minus the Fair Market Vlue (FMV) of the benefits provided. The FMV is $142 for Directors' Circle, $212 for Producers' Circle, $422 for Playwrights' Circle, $632 for Founders' Circle, and $772 for Benefactors' Circle.

 


For more information please contact:

Jill Anderson
Managing Director
315-443-4008
jianders@syr.edu

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