Ways to Give
There are many ways to support Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
Make a Donation
Gifts of Stock
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to Theatricum Botanicum. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You may also save by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock.
Employer Matching Gifts
You can supplement your gift to Theatricum by submitting a corporate matching gift form from your employer. Many companies provide this benefit for current employees and retirees. Please check with your human resources office.
Planned Giving: The Oaks Society
Planned gifts help us to ensure the future stability for Theatricum and its programs. Whether through bequest, endowment, or annuities, your gift will make a lasting mark on Theatricum’s next generations. More about the Oaks Society, our Planned Giving circle, here.
Theatricum is always in need of supplies to aid our productions, administration, classes, and events. Such items include costume materials, lighting and sound equipment, power tools, printing and office services, garden supplies, wooden benches, outdoor chairs for our garden, and prop items. We also welcome donations of food and beverages from distributors and restaurants.
Legacy Plaques in Our Shakespeare Gardens
These unique ceramic plaques, displayed in Theatricum’s garden, offer a wonderful opportunity to honor a friend or loved one or commemorate an anniversary or milestone. Each plaque is unique and individually designed by artist Megan Geer-Alsop from durable, high-fired clay. Prices range from $500 to $2,500.
Through your contribution to The Herta Ware or Heidi Helen Davis scholarship funds, children, interns, families, and adults receive training in the classics, which instill a love of Shakespeare, heightened language, and ensemble-based storytelling.
Corporate, Government, and Foundation Support
As a corporate donor, benefits may include ad space in our season playbill, your logo and company name on our website, VIP tickets and packages, and personal experiences with our company members.
Thanks to the generous support of such organizations as the S Mark Taper Foundation, The Green, Bannerman, James Irvine and Horowitz Family Foundations, and the Living History Centre, we are able to sustain our programs year after year.
Public and Government Agency Support
Our public officials recognize the importance of the arts and its lasting impact on economic and community growth. LA County 3rd District (Zev Yaroslavsky, Former Supervisor), The National Endowment for the Arts, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles County Arts Commission, among others, all support Theatricum’s programs and recognize its valuable place in Los Angeles.