Consider Giving to Elmwood Playhouse

What Your Gift Supports

Annual Fund donors play an important role in the life of Elmwood Playhouse, and your contributions tie directly to what you see on stage. Our artists make the costumes, build the sets, and hang the lights, but it is your generosity that pays for it. We are grateful that you believe that what we do is worthy of your financial support.

Elmwood Playhouse is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Many ways to donate

We are delighted to accept donations online, in person or via U.S. postal mail. Click on one of the choices below to read more on each of our donation options.

Monthly Giving

Many Elmwood donors have found monthly giving via credit card to be a very convenient method to support the theatre over time. Each month, Elmwood will charge your credit card the amount specified by you. Donors who contribute monthly are recognized as Sustainers and will see a deduction on their statement from Neon CRM.

One Time Gift

Contributions made on our website are growing each year. It is a fast and convenient method to make a contribution. Click the button below to make a gift online and put your dollars to work immediately. Contributions made by check may be mailed to:

Elmwood Playhouse
10 Park St.
Nyack NY 10960

Or for strict confidentiality, mail directly to:

Morgan Stanley
61 South Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Attn: Elmwood Playhouse account

In Memory Or Honor

Celebrate the life of a beloved person with a Memorial gift. A donation made in remembrance honors your loved one and recognizes their passion for the arts. You can donate online by clicking the button below or mail a check to :

Elmwood Playhouse
10 Park St.
Nyack NY 10960

Amazon Smile

By using AmazonSmile for your online shopping, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to Elmwood. Please take a moment to sign up and select Elmwood Community Playhouse as your charity of choice. All of your future purchases through AmazonSmile will also make a difference to Elmwood Playhouse.

Producer's Circle

Associate Producer of Show $2,500

  • Four (4) complimentary tickets good for Elmwood Production first two weekends of the show
  • Four (4) vouchers for concession treats
  • Exclusive pre-show reception
  • Discounted use of Elmwood Theater Studio space
  • Listing on flat-screen TV near the concession stand
  • 10% discount on 2021 Gala tickets (10 tickets max)

Executive Producer of Show $5,000

All the benefits of Associate Producer PLUS:

  • Four (4) additional complimentary tickets good for Elmwood Production first two weekends of the show
  • Four (4) additional vouchers for concession treats
  • Listing above Title of Show of production playbills, poster, and website
  • Logo embedded on local TV ad
  • Table available in the lobby during pre-show and intermission
Matching Gifts

Many companies support their employees and local non-profits through matching gifts programs. Contact our Contributions Department for more information about matching gifts from your employer. Complete a matching gift form with your company and your contribution will have double the impact!

Donor-Advised Fund

Donor-Advised Funds allow donors to make a gift of cash, stock, or other long-term appreciated assets to a community foundation or financial institution that sponsors a donor-advised fund program, be eligible for an immediate tax deduction, and can then recommend grants over time to any IRS-qualified public charity.

Individual Retirement Account

If you are 70 ½ years or older, consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution via IRA rollover to show your support of Elmwood Playhouse during this critical time! While the CARES Act has suspended minimum distribution requirements through 2020 for most retirement accounts, gifts made via IRA rollover are still exempt from taxation and can reduce your overall tax liability, even if you don’t itemize deductions on your tax return. Contact our Contributions Department or ask your IRA administrator for more information.

Planned Giving

Making Elmwood Playhouse a beneficiary of your retirement plan is as easy as changing the beneficiary form with your IRA administrator and designating Elmwood Playhouse as a primary, contingent, or partial beneficiary. Benefits left to not for profit organizations such as Elmwood Playhouse are not subject to income tax or estate tax. Donating retirement benefits will allow you to make a significant gift and use 100% of your money for the benefit of the Elmwood.

Gifts Of Life Insurance Policy

Uphold your commitment to the arts by designating Elmwood Playhouse as a beneficiary. Insurance gifts enable donors to make a much larger gift than they thought possible, and in most cases, a gift of insurance does not significantly reduce their current stream of income.

Your lawyer or tax advisor can assist you in deciding which giving option is the most appropriate for your circumstances and wishes.


A charitable bequest through your will or trust is the easiest way to make a lasting gift to Elmwood. A bequest can dramatically reduce estate and inheritance taxes and can be specified for a fixed amount, a percentage of your estate or whatever may remain after all other bequests are satisfied.

Contact Us About Donating

Elmwood Playhouse
10 Park St.
Nyack NY 10960

Click here to send a message
to our Development Department

Or for strict confidentiality, mail directly to:

Morgan Stanley
61 South Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Attn: Elmwood Playhouse account

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