Individual Giving

Share the Geva Experience across five counties.
Invest in the heart of your city.
Connect with your community.

Join Geva’s commitment to make theatre in Rochester, for Rochester. Your support shares the “Geva experience” – fabulous sets and costumes, the imaginative interpretations of great plays, the development of new work and accessible education programs to our entire community. At Geva, the more you give, the more you receive, and the closer you get to the art. From backstage tours and open rehearsals to meet-the-artist events and exclusive behind-the-scenes information, you can enjoy chance of a lifetime opportunities to see your charitable support in action and feel pride in knowing you are helping to make Rochester a great place to live, work and play.

It is your support that allows Geva to remain committed to quality, affordability and community engagement. Ticket sales can only cover 60% of the cost of fulfilling this mission. We cannot do this alone.

By choosing to support Geva, you are enhancing the lives of people in this community through the power of theatre – and we cannot thank you enough.

To make a donation or for more information on becoming a donor, contact the Advancement Office at (585) 420-2004 or give using the link below.


 

The more you give,
The more you receive and
The closer you get to the art!

Aside from the civic pride  in creating spectacular productions and in providing free tickets to students, free performances and discounts for military families, free literary and community programs, educational programming and scholarships and more, Geva donors are invited to see their support at work through various benefits.

*Additional benefits are available for members of the Playwright’s Society (donors who make a three-year commitment to the Annual Fund)

Donations of $100+

  • Invitation to the New Season Announcement hosted by Geva leadership
  • Invitation to Magic in the Making (Geva’s Open House)

Director ($1,500-$2,499)

All the benefits listed above PLUS:

  • Access to the Dawn & Jacques Lipson, M.D. Lounge including complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Invitation to one Wilson Stage Opening Night reception (includes two (2) complimentary tickets to the evening’s performance)
  • Invitation to exclusive events including:
    • Director’s Forum Dinner
    • Tech Talk
  • Annual recognition in the Wilson Stage and Fielding Stage programs

Assistant Producer ($2,500-$4,999)*

Associate Producer ($5,000-$7,499)*

All the benefits listed above PLUS:

  • Invitation to every Wilson Stage Opening Night reception. Including two (2) complimentary tickets to the evening’s performance
  • Invitation to exclusive events including:
    • Producer’s Circle Dinner
    • Open Rehearsal

Co-Producer ($7,500-$9,999)*

Co-Executive Producer ($10,000+)*

All the benefits listed above PLUS:

  • 10 tickets and a VIP table at a Wilson Stage Opening Night
  • Personalized backstage tour (upon request)
  • Complimentary use of the Wilson Stage, Fielding Stage, Bruning Rehearsal Hall, lobby, café and/or Lipson Lounge (subject to availability; some fees may apply)

Geva Theatre Center (EIN: 23-7202906) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As such, your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

 

 

 

Playwright’s Society

The Playwright’s Society recognizes generous donors who make a three-year pledge of $2,500 or more to the Geva Annual Fund.  Multi-year support provides Geva with the strong financial foundation to push artistic boundaries, enhance its education, engagement, and literary programs, and deepen its connections within the Rochester community.

Membership in the Playwright’s Society affords donors the opportunity to unite with other theatre lovers while enjoying special amenities and exclusive access to artists, rehearsals, and other exciting behind-the-scenes opportunities.

Playwright’s Society members at all levels of support enjoy:

  • Access to the Dawn & Jacques Lipson, M.D. Lounge including complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Invitation to one Wilson Stage Opening Night reception. Including two (2) complimentary tickets to the evening’s performance
  • Annual recognition in the Wilson Stage and Fielding Stage programs
  • Invitation to Director’s Forum Dinner featuring guest artists
  • Invitation to New Season Announcement hosted by Geva leadership
  • Invitation to Magic in the Making (Geva’s Open House)

Assistant Producer ($2,500)

All the benefits listed above PLUS:

  • Invitation to a Tech Talk and reception featuring guest artists
  • 4 parking passes
  • 2 dessert vouchers

Associate Producer ($5,000)

All the benefits listed above PLUS:

  • Invitation to every Wilson Stage Opening Night reception
  • Invitation to Producer’s Circle Dinner featuring guest artists
  • Complimentary use of the Wilson Stage, Fielding Stage, Bruning Rehearsal Hall, lobby, café and/or Lipson Lounge (subject to availability; some fees may apply)
  • 2 additional parking passes (6 total)
  • 4 additional dessert vouchers (6 total)

Co-Producer ($7,500)

All the benefits listed above PLUS:

  • Invitation to an exclusive dinner party with a guest artist
  • 2 additional parking passes (8 total)
  • 4 additional dessert vouchers (10 total)

Co-Executive Producer ($10,000)

All the benefits listed above PLUS:

  • Opportunity to serve as an Honorary Producer of a Wilson Stage production
    • Invitation to the company “meet and greet” to welcome the cast and artistic team to Geva
    • Ten (10) tickets and a VIP table at Opening Night
    • Recognition on the title page of the program
    • Recognition in the recorded pre-show curtain speech
    • Invitation to an Open Rehearsal with the cast and artistic team
    • Inclusion in the production reports – “insider” communication among the director, artistic team, cast and senior staff
  • You and a guest may watch a Wilson Stage performance or rehearsal from backstage or inside the lighting booth
  • Personalized backstage tour (upon request)
  • 2 additional dessert vouchers (12 total)

 

 

 

 

 

To pay by check (payable to Geva Theatre Center)
please mail to:
Geva Theatre Center
Advancement Office
75 Woodbury Boulevard
Rochester, NY  14607

To pay by credit card
please call (585) 420-2004

To make a gift of securities (stock)
please provide the following information to your broker:

Broker: Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., 211 Main Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
DTC Clearing: 0164
FBO: Geva Theatre Center
Account Number: 6251-4435

Please notify Geva Theatre Center when you intend to make a gift of securities so that there is no delay in crediting and acknowledging your gift.

To make a gift through United Way
please designate Agency #2560

 

Should you have any questions, please call the Advancement Office at (585) 420-2004.