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.

Playwright’s Society ($2,500+)

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. In appreciation for this generous multi-year commitment, Geva offers a variety of benefits.   For more information, click here.

Honorary Producer ($10,000+)

Opportunity to underwrite a Wilson Stage production as an Honorary Producer and be involved in all aspects of the production from the first reading to Opening Night. For more information, click here.

Producer’s Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

Exclusive access to artists, rehearsals and other exciting behind-the-scenes opportunities. Get to know Geva artists with Opening Night receptions and special dinners. For more information, click here.

Director’s Forum ($1,500-$4,999)

Unite with other theatre lovers while gaining exclusive, unprecedented access to artists, rehearsals and other exciting behind-the scenes opportunities. For more information, click here.

 Star ($1,000-$1,499)

– Invitation to private prologue and reception
– Plus all the benefits below…

Leading Performer ($500-$999)

– Invitation to Season Sneak Preview with Artistic Director Mark Cuddy
– Plus all the benefits below…

Featured Performer ($250-$499)

– Listing in the Playbill
– Plus all the benefits below…

Supporting Cast ($100-$249)

– Invitation to Magic in the Making
– Super Subscriber events including backstage tours
– Plus all the benefits below…

 Cameo ($1-$99)

– Tax-Deductible

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.




Outright Gift of Cash

Mail a check (payable to Geva Theatre Center):
Geva Theatre Center
Attn: Advancement Office
75 Woodbury Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14607

By credit card over the phone: (585) 420-2004

United Way Designation: Agency #2560


The following information is required by your broker to make a transfer:

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