DONATE TO THE ANNUAL FUND TODAY
For the first time through the generosity of the Ackerman Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation and an anonymous couple, our beautiful angels, ICT’s Annual Fund Drive has secured a matching fund of $100,000. Donations will be matched up to that amount. Our challenge is to reach that goal and we need your help. You can ensure our future.
Established in 1985, International City Theatre (ICT) is a mid-sized non-profit, professional regional theatre offering performances at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Beverly O’Neill Theatre. ICT is committed to contributing to the preservation and development of theatre as an art form, to solving problems and addressing issues in our field, and to presenting the highest quality productions and education programs possible. As such, ICT’s five mainstage productions, six education programs (offered throughout the region) and corollary activities (New Play Reading Series and community partnerships) touch the lives of more than 30,000 children, families, adults, and seniors annually, from every ethnic and economic background including those at risk of being culturally underserved due to a lack of access to affordable artistic programming in the area.
Your gift is an investment in our community’s only Professional Theatre, that is committed to our vision of bringing all people together and creating connection through the arts to honor, explore, and celebrate diversity and to better understand the world in which we live.
Perks of donating to ICT
Gifts of $100 or more will guarantee that you are recognized in every program, and depending on your level of involvement, you will also be eligible for other fun benefits.
All donors who contribute $500 or more are placed in ICT’s exclusive Celebrity Circle. Patrons who join our Celebrity Circle are especially committed and help us maintain our award-winning productions and exceptional outreach programs for the community. As a dedicated member of our Celebrity Circle, your membership entitles you to receive exclusive invitations to special Celebrity Circle receptions and events. There are opportunities to meet the cast, attend private rehearsals and join the Artistic Director/Producer for private gatherings. Click here to find all of the benefits of being in the Celebrity Circle.
Many employers offer Matching Gift Programs – ask to find out if your employer provides this!
Business & Corporate Donors
Higher level donors, including businesses and corporations, have the opportunity to become a permanent fixture on ICT’s Wall of Honor. This homage to our supporters is a great way to let the community know that you support your award-winning, professional regional theatre.
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CELEBRITY CIRCLE
LEADING ROLE ($500+)
Invitations to a special backstage tour, organized events with actors, directors, playwrights, and celebrities. Special recognition in all programs.
All benefits above plus: An exclusive invitation to a private rehearsal.
All benefits above plus: Permanent placement of your name as a Founding Member, Supporter on the ICT Wall of Honor.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER ($5,000+)
All benefits above plus: An invitation to lunch with the Artistic Director and permanent placement of your name as a Founding Member, Patron on the ICT Wall of Honor.
All benefits above plus: Happy hour with the Artistic Director and permanent placement of your name as a Founding Member, Sponsor on the ICT Wall of Honor.
Options for Donating
Did you know?
You don’t have to use cash to make your gift
Donors are discovering the ease and added benefits of giving gifts of appreciated securities. The income tax deduction is the same as a cash gift, is based on the value of the securities at the time you make the gift, and you pay no capital gains tax on the transfer. ICT can immediately use the proceeds for the purpose you designate or for much-needed general support.
You can give an asset that may help us more than it’s helping you
You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime
Name International City Theatre as a beneficiary of your will or revocable trust, or of your retirement plan.
You can make International City Theatre a partner in your giving
You can deed us your home but continue to live there.
You can turn assets into income and enjoy a tax deduction with a charitable gift annuity
This gift vehicle might be an attractive option for those who are retired, want to increase their cash flow, desire the security of guaranteed payments, and wish to save on taxes.
You can make a gift of stock by electronic transfer
This form of giving can create tax savings for the donor while fulfilling their philanthropic wishes, creating a double benefit!
If you have included International City Theatre in your estate plans, we hope you will inform us. We want to be able to recognize you for your generous intent on our Wall of Honor, and also make sure the gift will be appropriately stewarded.
Of course, a gift to International City Theatre through your estate may also lessen the tax burden to your heirs.
There are many options in making your long-term plans with community philanthropy in mind. Please contact Kim Naruszewicz, Development Associate, at 562.495.4595 ext. 104, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.