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L169_CIFR1ff388fef0c9afe1da3cb50624c380caOver the last 35 years, your continued support has allowed us to become a regional cultural resource with programming for the community.

TheaterWorks reaches more than 100,000 audience members each year by producing full seasons of theater (Mainstage Series), youth theater (YouthWorks), educational camps, workshops, internships, and youth performances troupes (Stardust, Kids Alive!, and YouthWorks Academy).  Like many organizations, TheaterWorks has been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Community theater is made by, with, and for our community. We need your help now more than ever to breathe life into our programming that impacts the lives of so many.

As the managing tenant of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, TheaterWorks also offers a diverse range of performances by groups based in our community and those that use Peoria as a destination. Your contribution helps the organization reach as many people as possible through the most comprehensive programming of any performing arts organization in the West Valley.

All gifts will immediately be put to work sustaining TheaterWorks during this time of uncertainty. The curtain will be raised once again and the magic of theater will continue to inspire, enrich and enlighten your life and the West Valley community.

AmazonSmile Program

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support TheaterWorks every time you shop. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, huge selection and convenient buying experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that a portion of the purchase price will be donated to TheaterWorks. Designate us as your charity of choice by logging in, hover over ‘Your Account’ and select ‘Change Your Charity’.

Fry’s Community Rewards Program

TheaterWorks is proud to be part of the Fry’s Community Rewards program and now you can help support TheaterWorks every time you shop at Fry’s Food Stores at no cost to you! Theater Works has the opportunity to earn Rewards from every dollar spent on groceries through the Fry’s Community Rewards Program.

You will first need to create your online Fry’s account and then link your card to Theater Works. Then any transaction using your shopper’s card will be applied to the program. You can find out how it all works at Fry’s Community Rewards.

Memorial, Tribute and Honorary Gifts

Show how TheaterWorks has touched a life by giving a gift in honor or memory of a loved one. We will inform them about your gift and how it helps TheaterWorks accomplish its mission of “providing opportunities for children, patrons and artists to experience theater that inspires, enriches and enlightens through the experience of the performing arts.”

Matching Gifts

Double your donation to TheaterWorks! Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations, and some even provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Many of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!

To find out if your company matches gifts and/or volunteer hours, contact your human resources department to ask about charitable match programs. You can also try a ‘search’ of your company website using keywords such as: gift matching, corporate match or volunteer match.
If your employer requires TheaterWorks’ Employer Identification Number (EIN)/Federal Tax Identification Number, please use 86-0563315.

Matching gift forms can be mailed to:

TheaterWorks
Attn: Development Department
10580 N. 83rd Drive
Peoria, AZ 85345

Bequests, Charitable Trusts, and Other Planned Gift Techniques

Gifts to TheaterWorks may be made through a will, charitable trust, life insurance policy, or beneficiary designation in a retirement plan. Estate commitments such as these provide you the opportunity to make significant charitable contributions to TheaterWorks while taking advantage of current tax incentives and meeting future needs of their families.

Planned Giving

For decades TheaterWorks has benefited from the generosity of people who remembered this important organization in their estate planning. Such support is extremely important to us and is greatly appreciated. Here are four ways you might consider including a gift in your plans.

1. Ask your heirs to give a gift to us in your memory.

A few good reasons to make use of this unusual charitable planned giving strategy:

  • You already have your plans the way you want them and you don’t want to revise your will.
  • Your estate will not be able to take advantage of a tax deduction for bequests to charity.
  • You trust your heirs to carry out your wishes even if they are not legally required to do so.

If you are leaving most of your assets to your children, grandchildren, a few close friends, etc., you could arrange with one or more of them to donate a small portion of their inheritance to us in your memory. They would get an income tax deduction for the gift when they make it, reducing the cost to them.

2. Name our organization as one of the beneficiaries of whatever remains in your IRA or retirement plan.

Most people won’t need all the money in their IRA or other retirement plan. If you leave the remainder to your heirs, there will be income tax to pay, and maybe state or federal estate taxes. If you leave the remainder to us, there will be no taxes due. Changing the beneficiary of an IRA is not difficult to do. Simply request a change of beneficiary form from the company managing the plan and follow the instructions.

3. Arrange for the remainder in a savings or stock account to go to our organization.

It is possible to rename a bank savings account in such a way that at your death whatever remains in the account passes automatically to us. While you are living, only you can put money in or take anything out of the account. This is a revocable arrangement, meaning you can always become the sole owner again. It is easy to do.  Simply tell the bank officer than you want to rename the account as “(Your name) in trust for (organization’s name)”.

The terminology for a stock account future gift is a TDO, or transfer on death account. Speak with your broker and say you want to rename the account in such a way that anything in the account at your death automatically becomes the property of our organization.

4. Make our organization a beneficiary of a life insurance policy you already own.

If you have life insurance you have probably named your spouse, children or other relative as the beneficiary. We are not suggesting that you change that, just that you include us as well.  We’re happy for whatever you choose to leave us! As with the gift from an IRA, it is a fairly simple matter to request a change of beneficiary form from the insurance company and follow the instructions.

For More Information Contact:

Cate Hinkle
Managing Director
TheaterWorks
(623) 815-1791 x707
10580 N. 83rd Drive
Peoria, AZ 85345