Box Office: 314.821.2407

You play a leading role in supporting STAGES St. Louis…

Like all not-for-profit professional theatres, each year we must raise a significant percentage of our budget from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals who value the arts and understand their importance to the quality of life in St. Louis. Ticket sales cover only about 65% of the funds needed to ensure the excellence of our theatrical productions and the educational opportunities we offer for artists of all ages.

STAGES simply would not exist without the generosity of our supporters. However you choose to donate, in whatever amount, your contribution, just like the cast and the crew, is essential to bringing the curtain up.

 

Take a look at the variety of ways in which you can make a difference today. Thank you!

Join The Story!

As a BACKSTAGERS member at STAGES, you become an essential supporter of our annual fund with a gift of just $50 or more. In addition to receiving year round benefits and special perks just for members, you will help keep our artistic and education programs strong and vibrant for the entire St. Louis community. As ticket revenue only covers about 65% of annual operating expenses, we rely on the generosity of our BACKSTAGERS members to help bridge the gap.

How To Give
  1. Online (make this link to the Donate Now! page)
  2. By Phone – Call the Development Office at 636.449.5776
  3. Mail – Feel free to send your gift to:

STAGES St. Louis
Attn: BACKSTAGERS
Kent Center for Theatre Arts
1023 Chesterfield Parkway East
Chesterfield, MO 63017

 

Levels & Benefits

Call the Development Office at 636.449.5776 for more information or with any questions you might have.

Become Our Partner!

Corporations, Foundations, and Arts Agencies provide vital financial support for the artistic and education programs at STAGES. Whether sponsoring one of our Mainstage Season productions or a program through our Performing Arts Academy, your support will not only strengthen STAGES and its offerings, but also provide your organization with a unique package of benefits including an extensive level of brand exposure to an audience of more than 50,000 people annually.

Sponsorship Benefits May Include:

  • Branding and credits in all forms of marketing (print, press, online, social media, etc.)
  • Complimentary tickets and special event invitations
  • Onsite promotional opportunities
  • Category exclusivity
  • Invitations to “Behind the Scenes” donor events
  • And more!
Check out our Current Partners!

Call the Development Office at 636.449.5776 for more information or with any questions you might have.

Gifts to STAGES’ Tribute Funds are a thoughtful way to honor a special occasion or remember a loved one. Tribute Funds support Broadway-quality musical theatre, excellence in performing arts education, and life changing outreach programs for children through the St. Louis region.

Tribute Funds Include
  • Guardian Angel Fund – provides general operating support to the artistic and educational programs of STAGES St. Louis
  • Susan B. Svejkosky Tribute Fund – provides support to the STAGES Performing Arts Academy
  • Gerald & Irene Lane Education Fund – provides support to the STAGES Performing Arts Academy, specifically its outreach programs Urban Arts Initiative and Access the Arts

Gifts of $50 or more qualify for a personalized message to be sent to the tribute recipient with a message of your choice.

How To Give
  1. Online (make this link to the Donate Now! page)
  2. By Phone – Call the Development Office at 636.449.5776
  3. Mail – Feel free to send your gift to:

STAGES St. Louis
Attn: Tribute Fund
Kent Center for Theatre Arts
1023 Chesterfield Parkway East
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Call the Development Office at 636.449.5776 for more information or with any questions you might have.

Create Your Legacy

Your planned gift to STAGES provides a way to complete a lifetime of giving or to make a significant gift that might not be possible during your lifetime. Assets passing from retirement plans to qualified not-for-profit organizations like STAGES are entirely remove from your taxable estate, potentially saving thousands of dollars in taxes.

We also realize that circumstances change and your gift to us may no longer be possible at a future date. Your family and friends come first, and that’s why a bequest in a will works for so many.

How To Give

The best choice will balance what you wish to accomplish for yourself and your charitable interests in your overall estate and financial plans. Please consult your financial advisor to determine the full extent of your potential benefits. Options include:

  • Make a bequest in your will
  • Establish a trust that provides a present or future contribution
  • Name STAGES as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or proceeds remaining in a retirement plan

STAGES would love to be aware of your planned gift intentions. So that we can properly acknowledge your gift (or maintain your anonymity) kindly let us know of our inclusion in your estate.

Helpful Information

            Legal Name: STAGES St. Louis, Inc.

            Address: STAGES St. Louis
                            Kent Center for Theatre Arts
                            1023 Chesterfield Parkway East
                            Chesterfield, MO 63017

            Tax ID Number: 43-1434156

Call the Development Office at 636.449.5776 for more information or with any questions you might have.

Schnucks eScrip Program

An easy way to support STAGES is to use your Schnucks eScrip card every time you shop at Schnucks. Simply present the card at checkout and Schnucks will contribute up to 3% of your monthly purchase amount to STAGES St. Louis.

All you have to do is pick up a card at your local Schnucks and register online here. (Link “Here” to https://secure.escrip.com/signup/index.jsp)

Amazon Smile

Donate to STAGES everytime you shop at Amazon! Use AmazonSmile to donate 0.5% of your purchase price on eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Simply click here (link to smile.amazon.com/ch/43-1434156) to start shopping and supporting.

Gifts of Securities

STAGES welcomes gifts of domestic securities and bonds traded on the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, or NASDAQ. Assets are valued by averaging the high and low price of the assets on the date of transfer to STAGES. Please follow the guidelines listed below to ensure a successful transfer.

  1. Provide the following information to your financial advisor:

STAGES Account Information
Stifel Nicolaus – 314.872.8900
Account # – FRO7-66934363
DTC # – 0793
FBO – STAGES St. Louis
Tax ID – 43-1434156

  1. Notify STAGES of the pending stock transfer:

Andrew Kuhlman, Associate Producer
STAGES St. Louis
Kent Center for Theatre Arts
1023 Chesterfield Parkway East
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Email – akuhlman@stagesstlouis.org
Phone – 636.449.3945
Fax – 636.530.5933

            Please provide the following information in your message:

      • Donor Name
      • Name of Stock
      • Number of Shares
      • Allocation of Gift
      • Date of Transaction
      • Name of Financial Advisor Handling the Transfer

Call the Development Office at 636.449.5776 for more information or with any questions you might have.