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, you are continuing to improve 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 a development officer at (585) 232-1366 or give using the link below.
Donate Now!

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.

Honorary Producer ($10,000+)
Fair Market Value = $1,600

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. View the Honorary Producer brochure for a full listing of benefits and listing of exclusive Honorary Producer events for the 2015-2016 season.

Producer’s Circle ($5,000-$9,999)
Fair Market Value = $1,100

Exclusive access to artists, rehearsals and other exciting behind-the-scenes opportunities. Get to know Geva artists with Opening Night receptions and special dinners. View the Producer’s Circle brochure for a full listing of benefits and listing of exclusive Producer’s Circle events for the 2015-2016 season.

Director’s Forum ($1,500-$4,999)
Fair Market Value = $100

Unite with other theatre lovers while gaining exclusive, unprecedented access to artists, rehearsals and other exciting behind-the scenes opportunities. View the Director’s Forum brochure for a full listing of benefits and listing of Director’s Forum events for the 2015-2016 season. 

 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.

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.

Honorary Producer ($10,000+)
Fair Market Value = $1,600

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. View the Honorary Producer brochure for a full listing of benefits and listing of exclusive Honorary Producer events for the 2015-2016 season.

Producer’s Circle ($5,000-$9,999)
Fair Market Value = $1,100

Exclusive access to artists, rehearsals and other exciting behind-the-scenes opportunities. Get to know Geva artists with Opening Night receptions and special dinners. View the Producer’s Circle brochure for a full listing of benefits and listing of exclusive Producer’s Circle events for the 2015-2016 season.

Director’s Forum ($1,500-$4,999)
Fair Market Value = $100

Unite with other theatre lovers while gaining exclusive, unprecedented access to artists, rehearsals and other exciting behind-the scenes opportunities. View the Director’s Forum brochure for a full listing of benefits and listing of Director’s Forum events for the 2015-2016 season. 

 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.

Donate Now!

Come see your donation at work!

We welcome you to see your donation at work by attending a First Friday Tour of the theatre. These tours are scheduled for the first Friday of the month at 4pm and run for 1 hour. To reserve a spot on a tour please contact Emily Hotaling in our development office at (585) 420-2043 or ehotaling@gevatheatre.org.

Upcoming First Friday Tour Schedule:

April 1, 2016 at 4:00PM

May 6, 2016 at 4:00PM (this is the last tour of the season)

Outright Gift of Cash

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

By credit card over the phone: (585) 420-2043

United Way Designation: Agency #2560

Securely online: Click here

Gift of Securities

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, feel free to call our development office at (585) 232-1366.