Do you want to make a gift to an organization that’s making a difference in people’s lives? Our audience members tell us regularly how much they appreciate the quality of our theatre and film programs. But while we love that kind of feedback, we know that our work transcends the experience people may have with just one show; Civic Theatre of Allentown is key to our region’s growth and development. As we approach the end-of-year giving season, here is why your donation is so important:
Children need us. Over sixty years ago Civic launched its Children’s Theatre School, and we now run a year-round K-12 program for kids of all ages. However, our local school district recently made the difficult decision to suspend many of its arts programs. For thousands of children in our area, a performance at Civic is often their first opportunity to experience the life-changing power of theatre.
And from an economic perspective, it’s clear that Civic is a significant asset to the city’s growth and development. Local businesses benefit from the traffic Civic generates 360 days a year, and our audience members tell us they appreciate the recent improvements to the sidewalks and lighting in key parking areas, as well as the return of several restaurants along 19th street. We are proud to be the anchor entertainment attraction in Allentown’s exciting and dynamic West End neighborhood.
Because so much depends on Civic’s continued success, we are determined to remain poised for progress. For example, we’ve recently upgraded our movie projectors to use digital film, which has not only improved sound and picture quality, but also allowed us to expand the number and type of movies we can show. And, our Board of Trustees has launched a strategic planning process and hosted a town meeting to help shape our future and get important feedback and ideas from people in our community.
However, we can’t keep our doors open if we rely on ticket and program revenue alone. And grants and foundations simply can’t make up all of the shortfall. That’s where your role comes in ~ as a supporter of Civic Theatre of Allentown, your generosity helps ensure our community thrives and the next generation benefits from our important work.
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today that will help ensure a brighter future for the arts in Allentown. Simply click on the “donate now” button to start giving back to Civic Theatre of Allentown.
Sharon Glassman Janet Gross
President, Civic Theatre of Allentown Chair, Development Committee
Donate to Civic Theatre’s Annual Fund
If you count on the dramatic and cinematic arts at Civic to add inspiration, entertainment, and perspective to your life and to your community, please consider giving back with a donation to the Annual Fund.
The Fund is one of the critical ways that the theatre makes up the 40% difference between ticket sales and the costs of programs, films, productions, utilities and staff. Donations of any amount may be made to the Annual Fund.
Your gift will come back to you and the entire community through in the form of Civic’s rich schedule of award-winning, non-commercial theatre and film.
A donation to the Annual Fund is considered a 100% charitable contribution to a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.