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!

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 benefits for the 2013-2014 Season.

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

SHINING STARS ($100)

100% tax deductible

  • 10% discount at Richmond CenterStage Gift Shop throughout the season
  • Restaurant Partners Discount Card
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and on Carpenter Theatre lobby signage

BRONZE STARS ($250)

100% tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Two drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue
  • Private backstage tour

SILVER STARS ($500)

100% tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Two additional drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue (total of 4)
  • One-time parking pass for the surface lot at Grace Street – between 6th and 7th – on CenterStage performance nights

GOLD STARS ($1,000)

All but $100 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • One-time access card to the Donor Lounge at Richmond CenterStage (admits 2)
  • Concierge patron service – access to CenterStage Foundation staff member for all CenterStage-related activities
  • Two tickets to a select CenterStage performance

PLATINUM STARS ($1,500)

All but $100 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Annual access card to the Donor Lounge at Richmond CenterStage (admits 2)
  • Invitation to the Chairman’s Appreciation Event

CHAIRMAN’S STARS ($2,500)

All but $300 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Two additional drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue (total of 6)
  • Annual parking pass for the surface lot at Grace Street – between 6th and 7th – on CenterStage performance nights
  • Two tickets to a Broadway in Richmond performance of your choice

PATRON’S STARS ($5,000)

All but $650 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Two additional drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue (total of 8)
  • Two additional tickets to a select CenterStage performance (total of 4)
  • One-time use of the Gottwald Playhouse, Rhythm Hall or Donor Lounge – subject to availability
  • Special VIP Dinner for 6 with CenterStage Executive Director

FOUNDER’S STARS ($10,000)

All but $850 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Two additional drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue (total of 10)
  • Two additional tickets to a select CenterStage performance (total of 6)
  • Two additional tickets to a Broadway in Richmond performance of your choice – including 2 parking passes (total of 4)

BENEFACTOR’S STARS ($15,000)

All but $1,300 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Two additional tickets to a select CenterStage performance (total of 8)
  • Two additional tickets to a Broadway in Richmond performance of your choice – including 2 parking passes (total of 6)
  • One additional use of the Gottwald Playhouse, Rhythm Hall or Donor Lounge – subject to availability (total of 2)

NOVA STARS ($25,000)

All but $2,100 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • One additional annual access card to the Donor Lounge at Richmond CenterStage (each card admits 2)
  • One additional annual parking pass for the surface lot at Grace Street – between 6th and 7th – on CenterStage performance nights (total of 2)
  • Two additional tickets to a select CenterStage performance (total of 10)

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 benefits for the 2013-2014 Season.

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

SILVER Level ($500)

100% tax deductible

  • Recognition in the Annual Report and on Carpenter Theatre lobby signage
  • Logo on the CenterStage website with a link to your company’s site
  • Four drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue
  • Private backstage tour
  • One-time parking pass for the surface lot at Grace Street – between 6th and 7th – on CenterStage performance nights
  • Restaurant Partners Discount Card
  • 10% discount at Richmond CenterStage Gift Shop throughout the season

GOLD Level ($1,000)

All but $100 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • One-time access card to the Donor Lounge at Richmond CenterStage (admits 2)
  • Concierge patron service (access to CenterStage Foundation staff member for all CenterStage-related activities)
  • Two tickets to a select “CenterStage Presents” performance

PLATINUM Level ($1,500)

All but $100 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Annual access card to the Donor Lounge at Richmond CenterStage (admits 2)
  • Invitation to the Chairman’s Appreciation Event

CHAIRMANS Level ($2,500)

All but $300 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Invitation to your company for Executive Representation on exclusive Corporate Circle Advisory Group
  • Two additional drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue (total of 6)
  • Annual parking pass for the surface lot at Grace Street – between 6th and 7th – on CenterStage performance nights
  • Two tickets to a Broadway in Richmond performance of your choice

PATRON'S Level ($5,000)

All but $650 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Two additional drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue (total of 8)
  • Two additional tickets to a “CenterStage Presents” performance (total of 4)
  • One-time use of the Gottwald Playhouse, Rhythm Hall or Donor Lounge (subject to availability)
  • Special VIP Dinner for 6 with CenterStage Executive Director

BENEFACTOR'S Level ($10,000)

All but $1,200 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Two additional drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue (total of 10)
  • Four additional tickets to a “CenterStage Presents” performance (total of 8)
  • Two additional tickets to a Broadway in Richmond performance of your choice (including 2 parking passes) (total of 4)
  • One additional use of the Gottwald Playhouse, Rhythm Hall or Donor Lounge (subject to availability) (total of 2)
  • Ad in one of CenterStage’s bimonthly e-mail blasts

FOUNDER'S Level ($15,000)

All but $1,400 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • Two additional drink vouchers for use at any Richmond CenterStage venue (total of 12)
  • Two additional tickets to a “CenterStage Presents” performance (total of 10)
  • Two additional tickets to a Broadway in Richmond performance of your choice (including 3 parking passes) (total of 6)
  • Ad in a playbill for a “CenterStage Presents” performance

NOVA Level ($25,000)

All but $2,550 tax deductible

  • Enjoy all the previous level benefits, and
  • One additional annual access card to the Donor Lounge at Richmond CenterStage (each card admits 2)
  • One additional annual parking pass for the surface lot at Grace Street – between 6th and 7th – on CenterStage performance nights (total of 2)
  • Two additional tickets to a “CenterStage Presents” performance (total of 12)
  • One additional use of the Gottwald Playhouse, Rhythm Hall or Donor Lounge (subject to availability) (total of 3)

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.

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

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