Individual Giving

As a nonprofit arts organization, Broadway Sacramento simply wouldn’t exist without the generous contributions of individuals, corporations, and organizations. Ticket sales cover only a portion of our production costs, making donations critical to our work, especially this year while most of our shows are canceled or postponed. Your tax-deductible donation to the nonprofit Broadway Sacramento helps us continue to thrive, and through Broadway At Music Circus and Broadway On Tour, bring the best in musical theatre to our community. Additionally, your contribution helps educate the next generation of artists and audiences through our Education and Outreach programs.

Give Once or Monthly

Consider breaking up your donation in monthly increments to make more of an impact! Make an even bigger difference as a Sustaining Member with monthly or quarterly auto-contributions! You will be charged for the first month, and, in order to ensure protection of cardholder data storage, a member of the Development team will contact you to finalize the recurring schedule.

I became a Sustaining Member because it’s a cause close to my heart, and by breaking my donation up on a monthly basis, I’m able to afford a charitable gift that makes a real impact.” — Broadway Sacramento Donor


2020 benefits will be extended to the 2021 season. We are pleased to offer the following special opportunities designed to enhance your theater-going experience and recognize your support.


  • Listing in all playbills
  • Unlimited access to the Donors’ Courtyard at Broadway At Music Circus and Donors’ Lounge at Broadway On Tour
  • Two passes to the Donors’ Invited Dress Rehearsal at Broadway At Music Circus
  • Invitation for two to the “Behind the Scenes at Broadway At Music Circus” luncheon
  • Listing on Broadway Sacramento website*
  • Above benefits plus
  • Invitation to the Broadway On Tour Sneak Peek Event in the spring
  • Five concession coupons for Broadway At Music Circus or Broadway On Tour season
  • Invitation for two to attend a Broadway At Music Circus dress rehearsal of choice*
  • Above benefits plus
  • Concierge Ticket Service
  • Five additional concession coupons for Broadway At Music Circus or Broadway On Tour
  • Invitation for two to a Broadway At Music Circus cast party*


  • Above benefits plus
  • Invitation for two to annual Directors’ Circle Appreciation Party
  • Invitation for four to a Broadway At Music Circus cast party
  • Exclusive Broadway At Music Circus signed playbill of a show of your choice*
  • Name recognition in the Donors’ Lounge/Courtyard
  • Above benefits plus
  • Backstage tour of Broadway At Music Circus and sit in on a rehearsal session
  • Exclusive Broadway At Music Circus signed print or playbill of a show of your choice
  • Special offer promotion codes*
  • Above benefits plus
  • Exclusive Broadway At Music Circus signed prints or playbills for the entire season
  • Private tour of the Broadway At Music Circus Production Center, theatre, and rehearsal session for up to six people*
  • Lunch with Broadway Sacramento leadership
  • Curated experience (examples: your choice of a select first run-through, music, or technical rehearsal; opportunity to bring guests to Behind the Scenes or other events)*
  • Above benefits plus
  • Invitation for two to join Broadway Sacramento President/CEO Richard Lewis and his wife Joann for dinner, backstage tour and tickets to a Broadway On Tour Or Broadway At Music Circus production. (Show TBD based on availability)
  • VIP Concierge service for house seats at New York Broadway shows*
  • Customized Broadway At Music Circus experience (examples: photo opportunity with select company member or cast, multi-rehearsal option to include 3+ rehearsals to follow the evolution of a show)*
  • Above benefits plus
  • Access to House Seats through VIP Concierge Ticket Service*
  • An exclusive unique experience to honor your gift (examples: Immersive Broadway At Music Circus theatre/Production Center tour of choice with Artistic Director, Properties Designer, Costume/Makeup designers, etc.)*


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*New this year

Benefits from your contribution are good for one full season of both Broadway At Music Circus and Broadway On Tour. While we make every effort to meet our obligations to donors, we reserve the right to substitute benefits of comparable value at our sole discretion. Subject to availability.

Levels are determined by tax-deductible value of contributions. Please call (916) 446-5880, ext. 108 for more information about these benefits.


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Making a donation to Broadway Sacramento provides a wonderful opportunity to honor or remember someone special or to remember a special occasion through a memorial gift or an honorary gift. A personalized tribute card will be sent to the honored person or family notifying them of the donation, the amount of the donation will not be revealed. Learn more >>


Many employers provide workplace giving opportunities through payroll deduction. State and federal government employees can support Broadway Sacramento’s education programs through the United California State Employees Campaign and the Combined Federal Campaign. Employees can designate a particular agency to receive their contribution, and the money is collected through payroll deductions. Please contact your employer for more information.

Company Match

Find out if your company matches your donation to double your gift! Learn more >>

Donor Advised Fund

If you make a grant to us and commit to putting half your DAF to work by September 30, we’ll be eligible to receive up to $25K in matching funds. Learn more >>


In 2015, Congress made the IRA Charitable Rollover a permanent option for those who are 70½ years old and are required to take a minimum distribution annually but do not need the extra income. Now, you can take advantage of this new charitable opportunity by making a gift of up to $100,000 each year from your IRA directly to Broadway Sacramento and avoid paying income tax on that gift. To qualify for a tax-free IRA Charitable Rollover, your gift must be made before the end of the year and your IRA administrator must initiate the gift. Please note that your spouse can also make a gift of up to $100,000 from his or her IRA, as long as it is a separate account. As always, you should consult with your tax professional before making this gift.


You may receive greater tax benefits by giving a gift of appreciated stock than giving cash. Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock directly to Broadway Sacramento.

If you’re donating stock, please contact Karen at (916) 446-5880 x 178 with your broker’s name and phone number, the stock name and the number of shares you are donating.


Pandemic Stimulus Bill Increases Value of Tax Deductions for Donations

If you are considering making a donation to Broadway Sacramento, please note the following:

This tax break would take effect in 2020, so you would claim the break when you file your 2020 return next spring.

  1. People who make smaller gifts will be able to deduct them up to $300. Presently, only those who itemize their income tax deductions are able to use a charitable deduction. For the rest of 2020, an individual will be able to deduct up to $300, irrespective of whether or not they itemize their deductions. This “above the line” deduction can be used for contributions only of cash (not stock) to qualified charitable organizations. This will be helpful for organizations as they ask for donations through email, direct mail, and in person from donors who usually make smaller gifts.
  2. People who make larger gifts will be able to deduct a much higher amount. Under current law, an individual may deduct up to 60% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) for charitable deductions of cash. The stimulus package lifts that restriction, so that an individual can make a gift only of cash (so once again not stock) and deduct it up to 100% of their AGI for the year 2020. This is an election, so the donor who wants to use this provision must tell the IRS so. This is helpful for wealthier major donors; it could allow a person to make charitable gifts that eliminate their tax burden. Any contributions in excess of total AGI may be carried forward for up to five additional years, which is yet another benefit and planning tool. This may not be used to fund Donor Advised Funds or Supporting Organizations.


Fred & Nancy Teichert

"We are proud to be second generation season ticket holders to both the summer Broadway At Music Circus performances which we remember in the tent years ago and Broadway On Tour. Broadway Sacramento brings live performances of old classics and new hits to enliven our city’s blossoming arts scene. It is an iconic gem and we are committed supporters." - Fred and Nancy Teichert

Colin & Karen Grahl

"With its quality performances and multi-faceted educational programs, Broadway Sacramento has established itself as an important part of our community, and we are delighted to support it.  Always impressed with the level of talent we are privileged to enjoy at BWS productions, we feel fortunate to have this fine performing arts organization right here in our own backyard."

Zheyla Henriksen

“Art is the very essence of the human mind and spirit. In Sacramento, we are all privileged to have such a varied representation of the performing arts available to us. We feel is our responsibility to support what we enjoy and what enriches us. We hope you do whatever you can to do the same.”

Kay Resler

“I’m extremely proud of having such wonderful performances for all ages here in our State capital.  Children need to grow and nurture their creative side and this is the way to do so.  Live performances are so marvelous and I want to make sure it continues!  We have a jewel for our community.”