Endowment Fund

Why Give to Our Endowment Fund

An investment in our Endowment Fund is an investment in our future. Your gift ensures that Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will continue to bring Shakespeare and the Classics to life in perpetuity. From thought-provoking mainstage plays to education programs like PROJECT38 and everything in between, your thoughtful donation makes these programs, and many others, possible for years to come.

Visit the Recognition tab below for some exclusive giving opportunities for Holiday 2023

Because of you CSC can continue… 

  • Producing over 150 performances of nine productions for 30,000 patrons annually 
  • Employing 15-20 professional actors on long-term contracts for over 800 work weeks each year 
  • Serving over 30,000 students each year from over 200 schools within a three-hour radius of Cincinnati with programs proven to improve students’ academic performance, social skills, 21st century leadership skills and empathy 
  • Providing Free performances of Shakespeare plays for 10,000 patrons at over 40 area parks and community centers through annual Shakespeare in the Park tour 
  • Generating $4MM in economic activity for the city while building its creative class and making Cincinnati a great place to live and work. 

Donate Online

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Donate by Mail

Please make a check out to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and mail to:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Attention: Development
217 W. 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Donate by Phone

Please call Director of Development, Sara Clark at 513-381-2273 ext. 3208

Donate at the Theater*

The box office will be happy to accept and process a tax-deductible donation by cash, check or credit card at:
The Otto M. Budig Theater
1195 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
*Call in advance for current hours (513)381-2273

Donate with Stock

Download instructions for making a gift of stock online here.

Questions? Contact Director of Development, Sara Clark at [email protected]

Naming Opportunities and Thank You Gifts

Looking for that perfect holiday gift that no one else will have this holiday season? We have a wide variety of unique thank you gifts and naming opportunities exclusively for Endowment Fund donors this 30th Anniversary Season. 

A Gift of $100: “Pearl Anniversary” Commemorative Pocket Stone 

Carry a reminder of your love for CSC in your pocket with this pearl-toned commemorative stone. 

A Gift of $250: “Pearl Anniversary” Ornament 

Adorn your holiday tree with a custom-made 30th-Anniversary beaded ornament. 

A Gift of $500: Custom Glass Medallion in the Lobby 

Have your name, a family name, or the name of a loved one fused to a glass medallion and hung in the east lobby window installation inside The Otto M. Budig Theater. 

A Gift of $1,000: Choice of “Pearl Anniversary” Cufflinks or Stud Earrings 

Embrace the elegance of our “pearl anniversary” with your choice of custom-designed pearl cufflinks or earrings. Cufflinks are 18k white-gold-plated on brass with a mother of pearl center. Earrings are sterling silver studs with baroque natural freshwater pearls. Wear your support for CSC with pride! 

A Gift of $2,500: Named Seat in the Theater, Upper Gallery 

Your name or the name of a person you would like to honor will be elegantly engraved on a plaque affixed to the armrest of one of just 45 seats in the Upper Gallery of CSC’s Otto M. Budig Theater. 

A Gift of $5,000: Named Seat in the Theater, Lower Gallery 

Your name or the name of a person you would like to honor will be elegantly engraved on a plaque affixed to the armrest of one of just 187 seats in the Lower Gallery of CSC’s Otto M. Budig Theater.  

A Gift of $38,000: Named Step in the Grand Stair 

Each step in The Grand Stair, inside The Linnemann Family Lobby, has one title from Shakespeare’s 38 play canon engraved in the riser. You can dedicate a step for yourself, your family or a friend. 

In addition, all donors to the Endowment Fund this season will be recognized on the screens inside The Linnemann Family Lobby from January 1 - June 30, 2024. 

All naming opportunities are subject to availability. To ensure receipt of your thank you gift in time for Christmas, please make your gift by Monday, December 18. A member of our staff will contact you to arrange pickup or delivery of your item. 

Questions? Contact Director of Development, Sara Clark at 513-381-2273 ext. 3208 or [email protected]