Individual Giving

SUPPORT CALIFORNIA MUSICAL THEATRE

Bringing a magical musical theater production to life involves amazing amounts of support, dedication, and energy. It also takes significant sums of money. That’s why our supporters are so critical to this Northern California institution.

As a non-profit arts organization, California Musical Theatre simply wouldn’t exist without the generous contributions of individuals, corporations, and organizations. Ticket sales cover only a portion of our production costs, making donations critical to our work. Your tax-deductible donation to the nonprofit California Musical Theatre helps us continue to thrive, and through Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento, bring the best in musical theatre to our community. Your contribution helps educate the next generation of artists and audiences through our Academy programs.

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Testimonials

Fred & Nancy Teichert

"We are proud to be second generation season ticket holders to both the summer Music Circus performances which we remember in the tent years ago and Broadway Sacramento. The California Musical Theater brings live performances of old classics and new hits to enliven our city’s blossoming arts scene. It is an iconic gem and we are committed supporters." - Fred and Nancy Teichert

Colin & Karen Grahl

"With its quality performances and multi-faceted educational programs, California Musical Theater has established itself as an important part of our community, and we are delighted to support it.  Always impressed with the level of talent we are privileged to enjoy at CMT productions, we feel fortunate to have this fine performing arts organization right here in our own backyard."

Zhelya Henriksen

“Art is the very essence of the human mind and spirit. In Sacramento, we are all privileged to have such a varied representation of the performing arts available to us. We feel is our responsibility to support what we enjoy and what enriches us. We hope you do whatever you can to do the same.”

Kay Resler

“I’m extremely proud of having such wonderful performances for all ages here in our State capital.  Children need to grow and nurture their creative side and this is the way to do so.  Live performances are so marvelous and I want to make sure it continues!  We have a jewel for our community.”

We are pleased to offer the following special opportunities designed to enhance your theater-going experience and recognize your support.

2017-2018 DONORS’ BENEFITS

$100+
One pass to access the Donor Lounge/Courtyard at a Broadway or Music Circus show of your choice
One raffle entry for two passes to the Donors’ Invited Dress Rehearsal at Music Circus

2017-2018 DONORS’ CIRCLE BENEFITS

$250+
Listing in all performance programs
Unlimited access to the Donors’ Courtyard at Music Circus and Donors’ Lounge at Broadway Sacramento
Two passes to the Donors’ Invited Dress Rehearsal at Music Circus
Invitation for two to the “Behind the Scenes at Music Circus” luncheon

$500+
Above benefits plus
Invitation to the “Broadway Sacramento Sneak Peek Event” in the spring
Priority on-sale dates: receive an e-mail code to buy tickets early
Five concession coupons for Music Circus

$1000+
Above benefits plus
Five concession coupons for Broadway Sacramento
Invitation for two to attend a Music Circus dress rehearsal of choice
Special assistance with seating requests

2017-2018 DIRECTORS’ CIRCLE BENEFITS

$1,500+
Above benefits plus
Invitation for four to a Music Circus cast party
Invitation for two to annual Directors’ Circle Appreciation Party in the fall
Name recognition in the Donors’ Lounge/Courtyard

$2,500+
Above benefits plus
Private backstage tour of Music Circus Pavilion
Sit in on a Music Circus rehearsal session
Exclusive Music Circus signed print of a show of your choice

$5,000+
Above benefits plus
Exclusive Music Circus signed prints for the entire season
Private tour of the Music Circus Warehouse
Lunch with CMT leadership

$7,500+
Above benefits plus
Invitation for two to join CMT President/CEO Richard Lewis and his wife Joann for dinner, backstage tour and opening night of a Broadway Sacramento production. (Show TBD based on availability)

Benefits from your contribution are good for one full season of both Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento. While we make every effort to meet our obligations to donors, we reserve the right to substitute benefits of comparable value at our sole discretion.

Please call (916) 446-5880, ext. 108 for more information about these benefits.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

The IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER OPTION

In 2015, Congress made the IRA Charitable Rollover a permanent option for those who are 70½ years old and are required to take a minimum distribution annually but do not need the extra income. Now, you can take advantage of this new charitable opportunity by making a gift of up to $100,000 each year from your IRA directly to California Musical Theatre and avoid paying income tax on that gift. To qualify for a tax-free IRA Charitable Rollover, your gift must be made before the end of the year and your IRA administrator must initiate the gift. Please note that your spouse can also make a gift of up to $100,000 from his or her IRA, as long as it is a separate account. As always, you should consult with your tax professional before making this gift.

GIFTS OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES

You may receive greater tax benefits by giving a gift of appreciated stock than giving cash. Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock directly to CMT.

If you’re sending a stock, please let us know. Contact Juliane Cassidy at (916) 446-5880 x 108 with your broker’s name and phone number, the stock name and the number of shares you are donating.

MEMORIAL AND HONORARY CONTRIBUTIONS

Making a donation to CMT provides a wonderful opportunity to honor or remember someone special or to remember a special occasion through a memorial gift or an honorary gift. A personalized tribute card will be sent to the honored person or family notifying them of the donation, the amount of the donation will not be revealed.

WORKPLACE GIVING

Many employers provide workplace giving opportunities through payroll deduction. State and federal government employees can support California Musical Theatre’s education programs through the United California State Employees Campaign and the Combined Federal Campaign. Employees can designate a particular agency to receive their contribution, and the money is collected through payroll deductions. Please contact your employer for more information.