Only with the generous support of the community can Richmond CenterStage continue to offer outstanding performances, programs and educational opportunities for our youth. Our various donation programs help ensure that the experience of Richmond CenterStage can be enjoyed by all members of the community and that the venues can host a diverse array of performers and programs. With the generous support of donors like you, we can keep Richmond CenterStage thriving!

To make a secure donation online, please CLICK HERE; or mail a check payable to CenterStage Foundation to:

CenterStage Foundation
Attn: Jackie Kruszewski
600 E. Grace Street, Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23219

Click on the tabs below to learn about the different ways you can financially support Richmond CenterStage, and see the many benefits you can receive with your donation.

Listed below are donor benefits for the 2014-2015 Season as part of our Marquee Circle Membership Program.

Click on the donation amount to see the benefits associated with that level of giving.

CENTERSTAGE PERFORMER ($500)

All but $35 tax deductible

  • Two (2) tickets to a Life is a Cabaret series performance
  • Two (2) one-time use access cards to the Donor Lounges at Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater (each admits 2)
  • Four (4) drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue
  • Two (2) one-time parking passes for the surface lot at Grace Street (between 6th & 7th) or VCU parking deck near Altria Theater on a performance evening
  • A Premier Restaurant Partners Discount Card
  • Recognition in our Annual Report and on Carpenter and Altria theaters signage
  • Concierge patron service – access to CenterStage Foundation staff member for all CenterStage-related activities

CENTERSTAGE DIRECTOR ($2,500)

All but $300 tax deductible

  • Two (2) tickets to a Life is a Cabaret series performance
  • Two (2) tickets to a Broadway in Richmond or commercial touring performance
  • One (1) annual access card to the Donor Lounges at Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater (each admits 2)
  • Six (6) drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue
  • One (1) annual parking pass for the surface lot at Grace Street (between 6th & 7th) or VCU parking deck near Altria Theater on a performance evening
  • Invitation to our annual Chairman’s Appreciation Event
  • A Premier Restaurant Partners Discount Card
  • Recognition in our Annual Report and on Carpenter and Altria theaters signage
  • Concierge patron service – access to CenterStage Foundation staff member for all CenterStage-related activities

CENTERSTAGE PRODUCER ($5,000)

All but $850 tax deductible

  • Four (4) tickets to a Life is a Cabaret series performance
  • Four (4) tickets to a Broadway in Richmond or commercial touring performance
  • One (1) annual access card to the Donor Lounges at Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater (each admits 2)
  • Eight (8) drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue
  • One (1) annual parking pass for the surface lot at Grace Street (between 6th & 7th) or VCU parking deck near Altria Theater on a performance evening
  • Invitation to our annual Chairman’s Appreciation Event
  • A Premier Restaurant Partners Discount Card
  • Recognition in our Annual Report, on Carpenter and Altria theaters signage and on the Carpenter Theatre marquee for one week in the coming year
  • One (1) one-time venue rental of the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, Rhythm Hall or Donor Lounge
  • Concierge patron service – access to CenterStage Foundation staff member for all CenterStage-related activities

CENTERSTAGE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ($10,000)

All but $1,600 tax deductible

  • Six (6) tickets to a Life is a Cabaret series performance
  • Six (6) tickets to a Broadway in Richmond or commercial touring performance
  • Two (2) annual access card to the Donor Lounges at Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater (each admits 2)
  • Ten(10) drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue
  • Two (2) annual parking passes for the surface lot at Grace Street (between 6th & 7th) or VCU parking deck near Altria Theater on a performance evening
  • Two (2) one-time venue rental of the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, Rhythm Hall or Donor Lounge
  • Invitation to our annual Chairman’s Appreciation Event
  • A Premier Restaurant Partners Discount Card
  • Recognition in our Annual Report, on Carpenter and Altria theaters signage, on the Carpenter Theatre marquee for one week in the coming year and in one of CenterStage's bi-monthly e-newsletters
  • Concierge patron service – access to CenterStage Foundation staff member for all CenterStage-related activities

There are several ways an individual can contribute to the Annual Fund.

One-time Gifts
One-time donations can be made by using our secure online donation system. Gifts of cash allow donors to receive full tax benefits to the extent allowed by law. Tax deductible amounts can be found on the CenterStage Star Benefits page.

Employer Match Programs
Those who wish to enhance the value of a donation are encouraged to contact their employer to determine if a corporate matching program is in place. For more information on employer matching gifts, please contact Jackie Kruszewski at (804) 592-3372.

Deferred Gifts/Planned Giving
Richmond CenterStage has a bequest and deferred gift program to accommodate the forethought of such donors. “Planned gifts” are gifts that are created now, yet fully realized at a later date, such as through a will, a gift of life insurance, or setting up a charitable-remainder trust. Many planned gifts provide income to the donor, spouse and children for life, and still allow a significant gift to CenterStage. Donors interested in this option should consult with their attorney or financial advisor and contact Jackie Kruszewski at (804) 592-3372

Corporate partners are an important part of ensuring that Richmond CenterStage can continue to provide exciting programming and that our venues continue to be the hub of creative energy and a showcase for talented performers. Through our Corporate Partners Program we are able to provide companies with valuable benefits to use throughout the Season that give you great ways to show your clients and employees just how much you appreciate them and how much you care about the quality of life in Greater Richmond.

At CenterStage we believe the arts do more than simply entertain; we believe the arts transform lives. Join us to witness this transformation while also giving back to your community, supporting neighborhood arts groups, and contributing to the regional economy. In return, we’ll provide you with complimentary tickets to performances, access to our Donor’s Lounge, free parking spaces, advertising opportunities in our newsletters and playbills, use of our venues at no cost, and much more!

Listed below are donor benefits for the 2014-2015 Season as part of our Marquee Circle Membership Program.

Click on the donation amount to see the benefits associated with that level of giving.

CENTERSTAGE PERFORMER ($500)

All but $35 tax deductible

  • Two (2) tickets to a Life is a Cabaret series performance
  • Two (2) one-time use access cards to the Donor Lounges at Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater (each admits 2)
  • Four (4) drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue
  • Two (2) one-time parking passes for the surface lot at Grace Street (between 6th & 7th) or VCU parking deck near Altria Theater on a performance evening
  • A Premier Restaurant Partners Discount Card
  • Recognition in our Annual Report and on Carpenter and Altria theaters signage
  • Concierge patron service – access to CenterStage Foundation staff member for all CenterStage-related activities

CENTERSTAGE DIRECTOR ($2,500)

All but $300 tax deductible

  • Two (2) tickets to a Life is a Cabaret series performance
  • Two (2) tickets to a Broadway in Richmond or commercial touring performance
  • One (1) annual access card to the Donor Lounges at Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater (each admits 2)
  • Six (6) drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue
  • One (1) annual parking pass for the surface lot at Grace Street (between 6th & 7th) or VCU parking deck near Altria Theater on a performance evening
  • Invitation to our annual Chairman’s Appreciation Event
  • A Premier Restaurant Partners Discount Card
  • Recognition in our Annual Report and on Carpenter and Altria theaters signage
  • Concierge patron service – access to CenterStage Foundation staff member for all CenterStage-related activities

CENTERSTAGE PRODUCER ($5,000)

All but $850 tax deductible

  • Four (4) tickets to a Life is a Cabaret series performance
  • Four (4) tickets to a Broadway in Richmond or commercial touring performance
  • One (1) annual access card to the Donor Lounges at Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater (each admits 2)
  • Eight (8) drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue
  • One (1) annual parking pass for the surface lot at Grace Street (between 6th & 7th) or VCU parking deck near Altria Theater on a performance evening
  • Invitation to our annual Chairman’s Appreciation Event
  • A Premier Restaurant Partners Discount Card
  • Recognition in our Annual Report, on Carpenter and Altria theaters signage and on the Carpenter Theatre marquee for one week in the coming year
  • One (1) one-time venue rental of the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, Rhythm Hall or Donor Lounge
  • Concierge patron service – access to CenterStage Foundation staff member for all CenterStage-related activities

CENTERSTAGE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ($10,000)

All but $1,600 tax deductible

  • Six (6) tickets to a Life is a Cabaret series performance
  • Six (6) tickets to a Broadway in Richmond or commercial touring performance
  • Two (2) annual access card to the Donor Lounges at Carpenter Theatre and Altria Theater (each admits 2)
  • Ten(10) drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue
  • Two (2) annual parking passes for the surface lot at Grace Street (between 6th & 7th) or VCU parking deck near Altria Theater on a performance evening
  • Two (2) one-time venue rental of the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, Rhythm Hall or Donor Lounge
  • Invitation to our annual Chairman’s Appreciation Event
  • A Premier Restaurant Partners Discount Card
  • Recognition in our Annual Report, on Carpenter and Altria theaters signage, on the Carpenter Theatre marquee for one week in the coming year and in one of CenterStage's bi-monthly e-newsletters
  • Concierge patron service – access to CenterStage Foundation staff member for all CenterStage-related activities

Since CenterStage has opened its doors in 2009, the Foundation needs funds to continue daily operations and programming. We have created a special endowment fund – CenterStage Galaxy of Stars – to ensure that the future generations will continue to enjoy CenterStage and its wonderful programs. With a generous contribution and the knowledge that you have helped sustain Richmond CenterStage for years to come, you can claim one of the 80 twinkling stars that shines on the Carpenter Theatre ceiling. If you are interested in giving a sustaining contribution, please contact Mary Ellen Stumpf at (804) 232-9144.

Type in the amount of your gift to see the many benefits you can receive with your donation to CenterStage.

Richmond CenterStage encourages pledges as a way of making a commitment to the endowment, spreading payments over a period of time. Download a pledge form here.

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