As a not-for-profit institution, Olney Theatre Center relies on donors like you. A contribution from you helps us focus on our mission of producing, presenting, and touring extraordinary theatre experiences for our audiences and inspiring the next generation of theater-makers. Ticket sales cover less than half of our annual expenses, so we rely on philanthropic support from our community to keep our theatre thriving.
Here are some of the ways you can support Olney Theatre Center:
Make a secure online gift
That's the fastest, easiest way to help us. If you prefer, of course you can send us a check through the mail to our offices.
Giving a gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion is a unique way to pay tribute to an individual while supporting Olney's mission.
Employee Matching Gifts
Many employers match donations to charitable organizations for their employees, retirees and family members. Employer matching gifts can double your donation to Olney Theatre Center. To initiate a matching gift, check with the personnel or human resources department at your employer. If the employer uses a Matching Gift form, please complete and send it to: R. Wesley Meekins, Development Dept., Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney- Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts of Appreciated Stock
Olney Theatre Center accepts gifts of publicly-traded stocks and bonds at fair market values as determined under Internal Revenue Service rules. Gifts of publicly-traded securities will be sold as soon as possible. We will be happy to provide directions to you or your stock broker to facilitate stock transfers. Contact Maureen McNeill, Director of Development, at email@example.com or 301.924.4485, ext. 103.
Up to $100,000 can be transferred directly from traditional or Roth IRAs annually to charitable organizations and recognized as donations.
If you are 70½ or older and have not yet taken your mandatory distribution from your IRA this year, you might want to consider a gift from your IRA to Olney Theatre Center before December 31. To make such gifts, it is important to not withdraw funds prior to a gift, but distribute them directly from an IRA to qualified charities. Please check with your IRA administrator or your financial advisor for more information. Contact Maureen McNeill, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.924.4485, ext. 103.
Pledges and Recurring Gifts
Gift installments scheduled over months or years allow donors to continue their support in an affordable and flexible manner. Please contact R. Wesley Meekins, Individual Giving Manager, at email@example.com or 301.924.4485, ext. 130.
You may choose to make Olney Theatre Center part of your trust, bequest, or endowment. Planned gifts ensure the continuation of our artistic productions and outreach programs and create your own legacy of support. Please contact Development Director Maureen McNeill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-924-4485, ext. 103, for more information.
In-kind donations are contributions of goods or services, other than cash. Due to limited storage space, not all items can be accepted, so please contact the Development Department to confirm your gift can be accepted.
Support Olney Theatre Center while you shop! Through the Amazon Smile program, Olney Theatre Center will received .5% of the cost of your eligible purchases. To shop through Amazon Smile, click here and choose Olney Theatre Center as your Supporting Charity.
For general inquiries, please contact Wesley Meekins at 301-924-4485, ext. 130 or email@example.com.