Box Office: 585-232-Geva (4382) Tue-Sat 12-6pm. Sun & Mon Closed

Ways to Give

We want to make it easy for you to support the things at Geva that matter most to you, the way you want to do it.

How to Give

To Give by Check

Please mail a check made payable to Geva Theatre Center to:

Geva Theatre

Advancement Office

75 Woodbury Boulevard


Rochester, NY  14607

To Give by Credit Card

Over the phone, please call Sarah Mayfield, Advancement Assistant, at (585) 420-2049.

To Give through United Way

Please designate Agency #2560.

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

Thank you for giving to Geva. We’re so grateful for your support.


Gifts to Geva are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. We encourage you to consult your tax advisor. If you do not indicate a preference, gifts $250 or more will receive a tax receipt in the mail within two weeks, and gifts less than $250 will receive a tax receipt via email within one week.

Gifts to Geva help keep ticket prices affordable for as many people in our community as possible. Geva Theatre is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of friends like you to raise $2 million annually in contributed revenue. Ticket and subscription sales only cover around 60% of Geva’s operating costs.

Yes! It’s easy to add a gift to your online ticket purchase at checkout, or Geva’s box office would be delighted to add a gift of any amount to your order over the phone or in person.

We are deeply grateful for your gift in tribute to someone special. Our online form allows you to optionally select “in memory” or “in honor” as a tribute type. We are happy to notify a person of your choosing of your thoughtful gift. To make a tribute gift over the phone, please call Sarah Mayfield, Advancement Assistant & Database Coordinator, at (585) 420-2049.

Absolutely! Our Advancement Department would be happy to help facilitate your gift of any kind. Geva’s Federal Tax-ID Number (EIN) is 23-7202906. For assistance, please contact Sarah Mayfield, Advancement Assistant & Database Coordinator, at (585) 420-2049 or

Of course! Knowing we can count on your support helps Geva better plan for the future. To make a pledge for this year or for more information about multi-year pledges, please contact Sarah Mayfield, Advancement Assistant & Database Coordinator, at (585) 420-2049 or

Planned Giving

Help us Leave a Legacy

These important gifts ensure that Geva will continue to be the Rochester area’s premier theatre and arts education center for generations to come. We invite any friends who have remembered Geva in their estate plans to join the Legacy Society and to formalize their commitment, allowing us to thank you today for your generosity.
Legacy Society

Legacy Society

The Geva Theatre Center Legacy Society combines your personal financial goals with charitable giving.

  • Realize steady payments through your lifetime and increase spendable income
  • Ensure support for a loved one after your lifetime
  • Reduce your income, estate and capital gains taxes
  • Create a lasting legacy at New York’s most attended regional theatre

Gift Options

Choose a gift option that matches your goals.

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)

Leave a legacy by remembering Geva Theatre Center in your will.  You can defer a gift of real estate, securities, personal property or cash until after your lifetime.  Shelter your heirs from federal estate taxes by designating a specific amount or percentage of the residue for Geva.

Consider a high-yield, tax-deductible gift annuity.  By making a gift of cash or other qualifying asset and entering into a gift annuity agreement naming Geva Theatre Center as the beneficiary, you can receive guaranteed payments for life.  These payments will not change regardless of future interest rate fluctuations.

You can donate a life insurance policy to us or simply name us as the beneficiary.  For the gift of a fully paid policy, you will receive an income tax deduction equal to the lesser of the cash value of the policy or the total premiums paid.  You must name us as owner or beneficiary of an existing policy in order to qualify for the federal charitable contribution deduction.

Avoid the two-fold taxation on IRAs or other benefit plans by naming Geva Theatre Center as the beneficiary of the remainder of the assets after your lifetime. If you are over the age of 70 1/2, you may be able to roll over up to $100,000 from an individual retirement account (IRA) directly to Geva without recognizing the assets transferred to Geva as income.

Create a hedge against inflation over the long term by creating a trust that pays you a fixed percentage of the trust’s assets as revalued annually.

Reduce gift and estate taxes on assets you pass to your heirs by creating a charitable trust that pays fixed or variable income to Geva for a specific term of years, with the principal retained for your heirs.

This information does not constitute legal or tax advice. For more information on Planned Giving. Please consult
your attorney or accountant or contact our Director of Institutional Advancement at (585) 420-2041