All About Annual Giving from Annual Giving Officer Leighanne Alford

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Be our Buddy and donate to our end-of-year I’m a Buddy giving campaign!

What is Annual Giving? How is it different from, say, my ticket purchases?

I’m so glad you asked!

Annual giving plays a vital role in all non-profits – not just the arts but higher education, basic needs, zoos, you name it. Annual Giving campaigns are the staple of a vibrant and growing fundraising program. Did you know that “charitable organizations in the US…fund raise more successfully when they have in place a formal, annual fundraising drive?” (Advancing Philanthropy Magazine, Fall 2014, pg 13). The Arkansas Repertory Theatre could receive multiple sponsorships of shows each season – BUT, without those unrestricted donations, without YOUR annual gifts, there would be no place for us to show you such amazing productions.

When you purchase tickets to one of The Rep’s productions, you are helping make that play or musical happen. When you choose to make an annual gift to The Rep, you are keeping The Rep’s doors open for all to experience. Annual giving is great because it goes to pay for the greatest need at that particular time. Your annual gifts keep our lights on. Your annual gifts help pay the water bill. Your annual gifts keep our elevators maintained and working.

When you choose to be engaged with The Rep, not only as a subscriber but as one of our supporting Members through your annual gift, you ensure our sustainability and legacy. When you become one of our members, there are opportunities for behind-the-scenes fun, tours and members-only event invitations. Of course you also get the “warm and fuzzy” feel-good feeling for helping out one of your favorite organizations!

If you would like to make a donation or learn more about the benefits of our annual giving Member Program, just give Leighanne Alford a shout or email – 501.378.0445 x211 or lalford@therep.org.

Donate here!

Choose The Rep for #GivingTuesday; Be Our ‘Buddy’ This Month

Giving-Tues-Logo.jpgNow that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, nonprofits, businesses and communities across the world are coming together for one day to give: #GivingTuesday.

Today (Dec. 2), be a part of this global 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.

Your financial donation will ensure The Rep can continue provide:

  • Top-notch educational programming through our Summer Musical Theatre Intensive (SMTI) program
  • Deeply discounted matinees, attended on a regular basis by students from 29 Arkansas counties

Take the next step and join as a donor here!BuddyLogo

If you can’t join in on the #GivingTuesday movement, though, no problem! We are accepting donations the entire month of December as part of our end-of-year “I’m a Buddy” holiday giving campaign.

Did you know that The Rep is one of 125 Blue Star Theatres across the country, which means that we offer a discount a discount for veterans and current members of the military? We love providing them with a discounted opportunity to experience live theatre their whole family will enjoy. With your donation, you’ll also be supporting these service men and women and their families who benefit from the Blue Star Theatre program.

And, every person who attends Elf will be given the opportunity to write a holiday card to a local military hero. In partnership with the 19th Force Support Squadron at the Little Rock Air Force Base, we will send these cards to active military serving overseas during the holidays!

Learn more and become our Buddy here.