Rhyn McLemore Saver and Eden Mew in Fun Home; Photo by Casey Gardner Ford Photography

Whether you give time, money or everyday household items, your support enables us to do what we do. Please consider giving to AE in one or more of the ways below. Contact Natalie Holly-Purviance, Development Director at [email protected] or 404.875.1606 x103 for more information.

The cast of Company (2016). Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

MAKE A DONATION

Our donors are our partners and collaborators. Without you, we simply could not do the alluring, provocative and unexpected work that you have come to expect from Actor’s Express. Whether producing a new, untested play or a bold reinvention of a classic, Actor’s Express strives to present the best modern theatre in Atlanta. Your support enables us to stretch the limits of what contemporary theatre can do. 

Donate today online, by calling the box office or by mailing your donation to the theatre.

 

Actor’s Express
887 West Marietta Street NW, Suite J-107
Atlanta, GA 30318

Remember some employers offer matching gifts! Check with yours to double the impact of your gift.

Monthly pledges are a great way to create reliable cash flow to our theater and enjoy exclusive perks; contact us to join our A-List with a monthly pledge of any amount.

$10/month

Can cover the cost of snacks and beverages for each AE read-through rehearsal.

$20/month

Can go toward video licensing for upcoming AE productions.

$50/month

May cover the cost of administrative support for AE’s intern company.

$100/month

Can be used to cover ¼ of a typical actor’s weekly salary.

JOIN THE A-List

 

The A-List is a special group of subscribers dedicated to taking Actor’s Express and its unique brand of bold, adventurous theatre to the next level. You can join the A-List by being a subscriber and making a monthly donation of any amount to AE.

Members of the A-list receive these exclusive benefits:

  • An A-List Crowd pin that will grant each donor a free drink at each show
  • Opening night subscription ticket upgrades (limited number available)
  • Name recognition in a special section of each program
  • Invitations to Fridays with Freddie, lunch and conversation with Artistic Director, Freddie Ashley.

Make your donation online or contact Development Director Natalie Holly at [email protected] or 404-875-1606 x103 for more information about making a pledge.

SPONSOR A PRODUCTION

Packages start as low as $1,000 and go up to $10,000. Every package includes program ads and special opportunities for you or your team to engage with the artists. Email [email protected] to discuss sponsorship options.

JOIN THE AE LEGACY SOCIETY

When you join the Actor’s Express Legacy Society, you help us continue to create groundbreaking work that challenges and inspires for years to come. Actor’s Express encourages donors to work with their estate planning lawyers or financial advisers to select the best options that will both benefit Actor’s Express and provide for their loved ones.

For more information on the giving options below, email Executive Director Alex Scollon, at [email protected]

WILL OR LIVING TRUST

Bequests are gifts by will in the form of cash, securities or other property, and may be fully deducted in determining federal and state taxes on your estate. Including Actor’s Express in your will gives you the freedom to alter your plan anytime and allows you to give a specific amount of your estate (or make your gift contingent on certain events).

DONOR-ADVISED FUND

Quickly and easily create a same-year tax deduction by gifting cash or highly-appreciated stock. For one, consider including Actor’s Express in your Donor-Advised Fund’s succession plan. If you already have one, you can use it to make annual gifts to Actor’s Express simply by sending your Donor-Advised Fund a grant recommendation for AE.

APPRICIATED STOCK

If you owned stock for more than a year and it has increased in value, you can donate the stock directly to Actor’s Express. You will receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of your gift when you itemize and you will also eliminate capital gains tax.

RETIREMENT PLANS

Due to tax regulations, the transfer of plan assets to family members, other than the spouse, at the death of the plan participant may trigger an estate tax and income tax, potentially consuming up to 70% of plan assets and leaving little to family members. Leaving other estate assets like cash, stock or real estate to family members while making a charitable gift of plan assets could provide a major gift to Actor’s Express at minimal cost to heirs.

IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER

If you’re over the age of 70½, the IRS requires you to take distributions annually from your individual retirement account and pay taxes on them. Through the IRA Charitable Rollover provision, you can donate directly to Actor’s Express from your IRA account without paying income tax on the gift—so you benefit even if you don’t itemize your tax deductions.


Paint crew for Head Over Heels; Photo by Hollie Rivers

As a non-profit organization, there are everyday items we rely on the kindness of friends for. These donations qualify for a tax deduction, which we’ll document in a tax letter.

We always need:
• Postage (either first class or postcard stamps are great)
• Paper (8.5″ x 11″ or 8.5″ x 14″, laser compatible or copy paper, white or colored)
• Frequent flyer miles
• Gift Certificate(s) to Home Depot, Office Depot, Sam’s Club, Kroger, Target, etc.
• Paint brushes, handles/rollers, paint trays
• Paint supplies

In-kind donations can also come in the form of storage space, truck rental, marketing materials, advertising and more.

DONOR BENEFITS

Under $100 Apprentice
• Invitations to Friday’s with Freddie (must also be a subscriber)
• Full amount eligible for a charitable income tax deduction

$100 – $249 Player
• Invitations to Friday’s with Freddie (must also be a subscriber)
• Listing in all show programs
• Full amount eligible for a charitable income tax deduction

$250 – $499 Stage Manager
• Invitations to Friday’s with Freddie (must also be a subscriber)
• Listing in all show programs
• Invitation to an annual donor event
• Full amount eligible for a charitable income tax deduction

$500 – $999 Designer
• Invitations to Friday’s with Freddie (must also be a subscriber)
• Listing in all show programs
• Invitation to an annual donor event
• Reserved seating at all shows
• Full amount eligible for a charitable income tax deduction

$1,000 – $2,499 Director
• Invitations to Friday’s with Freddie (must also be a subscriber)
• Listing in all show programs
• Invitation to an annual donor event
• Reserved seating at all shows
• Invitation to watch selected rehearsals
• Full amount eligible for a charitable income tax deduction

 

$2,500 – $4,999 Associate Producer
• Invitations to Friday’s with Freddie (must also be a subscriber)
• Listing in all show programs
• Invitation to an annual donor event
• Reserved seating at all shows
• Invitation to watch selected rehearsals
• Access to select season scripts 
• Full amount eligible for a charitable income tax deduction

$5,000 – $9,999 Producer
• Invitations to Friday’s with Freddie (must also be a subscriber)
• Listing in all show programs
• Invitation to an annual donor event
• Reserved seating at all shows
• Invitation to watch selected rehearsals
• Access to select season scripts
• Ability to request up to four tickets to be donated to a charity of your choice
• Full amount eligible for a charitable income tax deduction

$10,000+ Executive Producer
• Invitations to Friday’s with Freddie (must also be a subscriber)
• Listing in all show programs
• Invitation to an annual donor event
• Reserved seating at all shows
• Invitation to watch selected rehearsals
• Access to select season scripts 
• Ability to request up to four tickets to be donated to a charity of your choice 
• Additional benefits designed for you
• Full amount eligible for a charitable income tax deduction

Government Support

• City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
• Fulton County Board of Commissioners
• Georgia Council for the Arts
• National Endowment for the Arts

Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.

Foundation Support

  • Actors’ Equity Foundation
  • The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s Audience
    Building Roundtable
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Charles Loridans Foundation Inc.
  • Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
    Metropolitan Arts Fund
  • National New Play Network
  • The Imlay Foundation
  • The Shubert Foundation

Corporate Sponsors

  • Arcadia Sales Group
  • IBM
  • Kilpatrick Townsend
  • LiveTheGoals
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Warner Brothers Discovery
  • Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery