WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE

Thank you for joining the Playwrights’ Center family of donors. Your donation directly supports the Playwrights’ Center and our work to sustain, develop, and connect playwrights to the resources they want and need to develop new plays that fuel a vibrant, living theater.

Donate securely online

When you donate online, you can choose a one-time donation, or set up an automatic recurring donation to make a big difference without making a big impact on your monthly budget.

Give by phone

To give by phone, please call 612-332-7481.

Give by mail

To give by mail, please send a check made payable to Playwrights’ Center, 2301 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406. You can use this printable form to accompany your check or to submit a credit card donation:

See if your employer matches donations

Many employers offer a matching gift program that allows you to increase your giving. See if your company matches »

Installment giving

Choose an amount to give monthly or quarterly, and we’ll automatically bill your credit card. Each January we’ll send you a statement for your taxes.

If you want to change or stop your monthly or quarterly giving, just contact Alayna Barnes at 612-332-7481.

Gifts of stock

To donate stock, please first contact Danielle Ricci, the Center’s development & events coordinator, at 612-332-7481 x138 to inform us of the name of the securities you intend to transfer and the approximate dollar amount of the transfer or number of shares. This information is greatly appreciated and will ensure we can accurately process and properly recognize your generous contribution.

After you have spoken with us, contact your broker and provide the following information:

Account Name: The Playwrights’ Center, Inc.
DTC Number: 0141
Account Number: 44071028
Playwrights’ Center’s Federal Income Tax Identification Number: 41-6170139
Contact: Deborah LaBarr, Wells Fargo Advisors, (952) 830-9296

Upon receipt of the shares, the Center’s broker will liquidate the securities in the most cost-effective manner for the Center.

While the Center will issue an acknowledgement letter to you following the transfer, please be sure to consult your tax accountant for the specific tax benefits you may receive for your contribution.

A gift through your will or trust

A gift through your will or revocable trust is a simple and meaningful way of remembering the Center. Your gift may be directed where most needed by the Board of Directors. A sample clause to share with your attorney is:

I give to the Playwrights’ Center, a Minnesota not-for-profit corporation whose address is 2301 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406, Tax ID #41-6170139, (the sum of $______) or (____% of the residue of my estate) for its general purposes.

Charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust

A charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust enables you to make a contribution to the Center in exchange for payments each year for a specified term or for life. This payment can be made to you or others you choose. Your gift is invested for the specified term or life and then the remaining assets are transferred to the Playwrights’ Center to be used as you have directed. These types of gift can also provide significant income, capital gains, and estate tax savings for you.

Life insurance

Life insurance that you no longer need for your family’s security may be donated to the Playwrights’ Center by transferring ownership of the policy or naming the theatre as a beneficiary. Your estate may be entitled to a charitable deduction for the proceeds passing to the Center.

Retirement plan assets

The designation of the Playwrights’ Center as a beneficiary of retirement plan benefits may be a very savvy tax-wise gift strategy. Our charitable tax status exempts retirement benefits from estate and income taxes that your individual heirs could incur if you were to give retirement plan assets to them.

Join the Playwrights’ Center Legacy Society

By honoring the Center with a gift through your estate plan, you’ll join the Legacy Society, an esteemed group of individuals whose support helps ensure the vitality of the Center for future generations. No minimum financial level is required to enjoy the benefits of membership. When you join the Visionary Circle, you enjoy annual benefits and recognition today for your future gift, including:

  • Invitations to Legacy Society events with Playwrights’ Center artists
  • Acknowledgement on Playwrights’ Center season brochure

Donate your airline miles

One of the largest expenses for the Playwrights’ Center comes from flying playwrights and other national theater artists to the Twin Cities to develop and collaborate on new plays at the Center. You can make a huge difference by donating airline miles. Contact Danielle Ricci at danieller@pwcenter.org or (612) 332-7481 x138 if you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation in this way.

Make an in-kind gift of goods or services

Join Bolger, KNOCK, Bryant Graphics and many other companies that reinvest in their communities by supporting working playwrights with a tax-deductible donation of goods or services. The Playwrights’ Center’s wish list includes:

  • Airline miles (for artist travel)
  • Catering donations for special events
  • Copy paper (regular and 3-hole punch)
  • Floral donations for special events
  • Free advertising space in newspapers, magazines, blogs, radio, etc.
  • Free private housing in Minneapolis for visiting artists
  • Wine and beer donations for public readings