Choose The Rep for #ArkansasGives Day on April 7!

imagesThis spring, nonprofits and communities across Arkansas are coming together for one day to give: #ArkansasGives Day.

On Thursday, April 7, be a part of this statewide celebration of a new tradition of generosity by making any size monetary donation to Arkansas Repertory Theatre to help keep live professional theatre alive and well in central Arkansas.

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Faith Sandberg (Molly Aster), Steve Pacek (Peter), Nathaniel Stahlke (Prentiss) and Garrett Houston (Ted) in The Rep’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo by Stephen Thornton.

Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Arkansans across the state are encouraged to grow the love for Arkansas’s nonprofit organizations by making a donation to the charity of your choice. ArkansasGives is our state’s opportunity to say thanks to its many philanthropic organizations!

By making a gift to Arkansas Repertory Theatre during this 12-hour giving period, your impact will be DOUBLED!

So, how will your impact be doubled?  Thanks to a generous gift from the family of longtime Rep supporter and advocate, Betty Brown, The Betty Brown Memorial Challenge Gift will match dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 on this day of giving when you choose to give to The Rep.

And make your dollars count even more! On ArkansasGives Day, each nonprofit is eligible to qualify for additional dollars through a matching pool of funds from Arkansas Community Foundation. All participating nonprofits will receive a portion of the matching pool. The more a nonprofit raises, the more bonus dollars it will receive.

How to Give

  • On April 7, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., visit ArkansasGives.org to make your online gift to Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
  • To give to the theatre, CLICK HERE or select Arkansas Repertory Theatre in the drop-down menu when making your gift.

Your financial donation will ensure The Rep can continue provide:

  • Top-notch educational programming
  • Deeply discounted matinees, attended on a regular basis by students from 29 Arkansas counties
  • New and classic works created right on The Rep stage just for you!

Take the next step and join as a donor here!

For more information about ArkansasGives Day, click here.

All About Giving: Words From Fran Carter

I grew up sitting in the audience at The Rep. My parents started bringing me when I was young, and I got my own season tickets when I got my first grown-up job in Little Rock. Sometimes a night at The Rep is a night out with friends and sometimes it’s date night, but it’s always an entertaining experience that leaves me wanting more. I especially like having a subscription, because I get to travel with The Rep’s artistic team through each season. I laugh, I cry, I am drawn into different worlds created by a variety of playwrights, brought to life by the actors and creative team, for me, on The Rep’s stage.

Fran Carter is The Rep's Director of Development.

Fran Carter is The Rep’s Director of Development.

Now I’m no longer just an audience member. The Rep is my office, and I watch all the months of preparation that go into every production. I meet the actors and designers when they arrive in Little Rock. I sit in the back of the auditorium to watch a few minutes of rehearsal. I hear feedback from friends in the lobby when they’ve seen something great on our stage. I talk with audience members of all ages and backgrounds when I’m here before a show, or during intermission. I visit with people regularly who tell me how long they’ve been attending plays at The Rep, and I meet young people coming to see a student matinee for the very first time. I bring my 12-year-old daughter to The Rep, and then we discuss all kinds of topics, conversations prompted by what she saw on our stage.

But my favorite thing about working at The Rep is getting to know our donors. Many people love Arkansas Repertory Theatre with their whole heart. I am impressed by what a generous state Arkansas is. Our friends and neighbors in this state will go out of their way to help someone in need. But it’s incredibly fulfilling to see how many people also see the value that the arts play in our lives. With the support of many donors, at every level, The Rep entertains, educates and inspires Arkansans each and every day.

Please join me in supporting The Rep with your whole heart. Buy your tickets, make a donation, and come see us often. I’ll be in the lobby – stop by and tell me what you love about The Rep!

Become a subscriber here and donate here!

Fran Carter is the Director of Development at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.