For more information on any of these giving opportunities, please contact  the Box Office at (225) 924-6496 or email info@theatrebr.org

Theatre Baton Rouge and its employees do not provide, tax, accounting or financial advice. Please consult your financial advisor regarding the tax implications of your charitable giving.

 

All inquiries are confidential.

 

REASONS TO GIVE TO THEATRE BATON ROUGE
 
TOP FIVE Reasons To Give To TBR

 

  1. The fantastic donor benefits!  Be listed in our programs, enjoy tickets to productions, see a show before anyone else, attend an exclusive Donor end-of-season reception…these are some of the exciting benefits of contributing.
  2. Help keep our lights on!  Though many of our performances sell out, ticket sales only cover approximately 70% of our expenses. You may buy a ticket for $25, but the true cost of bringing the show to you is $43.  Contributions make up the other $18.
  3. Back a winner! Help us foster the next theatre star.  Nearly every theatre professional got her or his start in a community theatre, and TBR has nurtured its share of local talent – Ana Maria Andricain (seen in TBR’s 2008 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) boasts credits including Broadway productions of Les Mis, Beauty and the Beast and the recent revival of South Pacific.  Local celebrity Jamie Wax also got his start as a teenager on our stage.
  4. Choose Education! Your gift will support area children who take part in our Education programs through performances, classes and workshops. A gift as small as $40 can subsidize tickets for two students to come attend a performance.
  5. Make history!  For more than 65 years TBR has produced some of the most spectacular shows seen in Baton Rouge.  Help us make the next 65 years just as memorable!

 

NEED MORE GREAT REASONS?

 

Did you know that for every $1 spent on a TBR season ticket, $3 is generated in the Greater Baton Rouge Area economy? With last season's ticket revenue of $450,000, TBR infused $1.35 million into Baton Rouge.

 

Did you know that studies of longevity show that artistic stimulation and exposure have positive effects on the length of a healthy life?

 

 

WAYS TO GIVE TO THEATRE BATON ROUGE
 
FRIENDS Of TBR

 

The Friends of Theatre Baton Rouge are a select group of Donors who have made a commitment to the Arts in our community with a single-year or multi-year pledge of $10,000 to Theatre Baton Rouge.

 

Why make this commitment? By partnering with TBR, you can ensure the future of community theatre in our area while supporting the oldest arts organization in Baton Rouge. Make a tax-deductible donation to support the productions and programs that reach more than 30,000 people from the region each year.  Becoming a Friend of TBR keeps you connected to our performing arts events with special benefits designed to enhance your experience. To make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact the box office.

 

Donations by check, money order or credit card can also be mailed to:

 

Friends of TBR

Theatre Baton Rouge

PO Box 64967, Baton Rouge, LA 70896

 

Planned Giving

 

As critical as annual cash gifts are to TBR, bequests, deferred gifts and other tax planning approaches – or planned gifts – represent a unique and mutually beneficial way of giving.  Planned Gifts are a satisfying way to support TBR and at the same time plan for your own financial security and that of your family.

 

Your legacy gift will help Theatre Baton Rouge maintain the programs you have supported and cared about during your lifetime and ensures the continuation of a strong theater arts center for the whole community.

 

If you so choose, your gift will be added to TBR’s Endowment Fund as permanent capital for the theater, with only the interest that accrues from the principal used to fund our programs.

 

TBR ENDOWMENT FUND

 

Join the TBR Endowment Fund when you include the theater in your financial plans with any number of different gift planning options. Since patron Ed Steimel joined the Endowment Fund, he has urged others to join, saying, “...we can build a permanent future for TBR if we give a little of what we have…acknowledging [the theatre’s] gift to us.”

 

 

ANNUAL FUND

 

Did you know that tickets sales pay for only 70% of production costs?  In our commitment to provide affordable quality live theatre to our community, TBR needs your help to bridge the 30% gap in order to bring a wide variety of exciting productions by the community, for the community. It's your generosity that keeps the performing arts accessible and affordable for everyone.

 

HONORARIUMS

 

To celebrate a special someone or a special occasion, you can make a tax-deductible gift in their honor. We will send a notification to them of your contribution.

 

MEMORIALS

 

In sympathy or memory, make a donation to remember a loved one. We will send a notification to the family of your rembembrance.

 

LEGACY GIFTS

 

Leaving an endowment gift to TBR as part of your will or estate plan helps to ensure TBR's future and entitles you to membership in the TBR Heritage Society. Click Here for more informaiton about Planned Giving opportunities.

 

STOCK GIFTS

 

In addition to a charitable gift tax donation, a gift of stock offers the extra benefit of avoiding capital gains tax on the stock's appreciation.

 

Charitable Distribution

 

Thanks to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, you can make an outright gift to TBR from your IRA account of up to $100,000 without including the IRA withdrawal in your taxable income. Amounts transferred from an IRA to TBR may be counted towards your Minimum Required Distribution.

 

This is not intended to be legal or tax advice.  We encourage you to consult your IRA administrator, attorney or tax advisor.

 

Tools for making a charitable gift from your IRA

 

1. Sample letter to notify your IRA administrator

2. Sample letter to notify TBR of your charitable intentions

3. Theatre Baton Rouge’s Tax ID #: 72-0471363

 

 

HOW TO GIVE TO THEATRE BATON ROUGE
 
BY MAIL

 

Mail a check payable to Theatre Baton Rouge (TBR) to:

Theatre Baton Rouge, PO Box 64967, Baton Rouge, LA 70896

 

BY PHONE

 

Call our Box Office at (225) 924-6496

 

ONLINE

 

 

PAY AS YOU GO

 

Make your gift in installments and receive the benefits of the full amount of your gift immediately.  By mail or over the phone, simply indicate the total amount of your pledge, the number of installments, the increment amount and the frequency of the installments you would like to make.

 

CORPORATE MATCHING GIFT

 

If the company that employs you or your spouse has a Matching Gift Program, you can receive the benefits for the amount of your gift plus the match your company makes. Simply complete the form supplied by your HR department and send it toTBR along with your gift. Click here for a list of companies with Matching Gift Programs.

 

 

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