As a non-profit organization, Center Stage looks to our donors to ensure that we can continue to produce reimagined classics, commission new works, and offer over 25 education and community programs to engage the Maryland community in a more meaningful way. Your gift will directly influence the next generation of theater-goers and theater-makers. View Individual Donors here.

Ways to Give

Mail a check payable to Center Stage

Send to: 700 N Calvert St Baltimore MD 21201

Visit our online donation page

Our secured web donation form makes giving easy.

Monthly Giving

Giving on a monthly basis allows your donation to go further in supporting our work. You choose an amount to give monthly or quarterly, and we will automatically charge your credit or debit card. Each December, we will send you a statement for tax purposes. To choose this option, click on the appropriate drop-down option on our online giving form.

Gifts In Honor Of or In Memory Of Family and Friends

Family and friends who receive a gift in their honor will receive written notification from Center Stage, indicating your generosity on their behalf.

Matching Gifts Program

Many employers match their employees’ charitable donations 2:1. Simply contact your human resources department, and in one easy step you can double your level of support to Center Stage–and increase your donor benefits.

Gifts of Stock

Center Stage gratefully accepts gifts of stock, which provides you with additional tax benefits. You may contact Brian D. Lyles at to notify Center Stage of your transfer. (If we know a gift of stock is on the way, we can follow up and ensure that the transmission and sale are timely and efficient. When you email, please include the name of the stock and number of shares to be transferred.)

Stock transfer details:
Center Stage broker    Brown Advisory Securities, LLC
DTC #                          0141
Account Name             Center Stage Associates, Inc.
Account #                     7434-0207

Charity Campaigns

Center Stage proudly participates in several employee charitable giving programs, including the Maryland Charity Campaign (designation book number 5430), the Private Sector Campaign (#5322), the Combined Charity Campaign (#0543), and the Federal Charity Campaign (#66229).

Shop Amazon

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Center Stage while doing your online shopping. Visit and denote Center Stage Associates as your charity of choice. When you do, a percentage of your order total will be donated to the theater.

Planned Giving

We invite you to consider joining The Heritage Circle, a group of Center Stage’s most dedicated supporters who have included the theater in their estate plans. For more information, please contact Brian D. Lyles, Deputy Director of Individual Giving, at

Annual Fund Giving Levels and Benefits

Friends $50-$149

  • Vouchers for two complimentary drinks at the Center Stage bar 
  • Recognition in the Center Stage Lobby
  • Acknowledgement on Center Stage’s website

The entire amount of your gift is tax-deductible.

Patrons $150-$249

  • Invitation to the annual Young Playwrights Festival
  • Plus all Friends benefits

The entire amount of your gift is tax-deductible.

Advocates $250-$749

  • Invitation to an exclusive technical rehearsal
  • Acknowledgement in all printed production programs
  • Plus all Patrons benefits

The entire amount of your gift is tax-deductible.

Company $750-$1,499

  • Reserved table at the café prior to a performance of your choice (must be scheduled in advance)
  • Plus all Advocates benefits

The entire amount of your gift is tax-deductible.

The Center Stage Society

Designers $1,500-$2,499

  • Special recognition as a member of the Center Stage Society in production programs, on the donor wall, and on the website
  • Exclusive ticket concierge service, allowing you to bypass the Box Office to reserve and exchange Center Stage tickets
  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend special local, regional, national, and international Society theater trips with other Center Stage supporters
  • Invitations to exclusive events throughout the year with cast members and artistic teams
  • 7 complimentary parking passes for the Baltimore Sun Garage for use during evening performances
  • Plus all Company benefits

All but $30 of your gift is tax-deductible.

Directors' Circle $2,500-$4,999

  • 10 tickets for one Preview performance in the Full Season donated in your honor to a charity of your choice
  • Plus all Designers benefits

All but $30 of your gift is tax-deductible.

Playwrights' Circle $5,000-$9,999

  • Private backstage tour for up to 10 guests (must be scheduled in advance)
  • Plus all Directors Circle benefits

All but $30 of your gift is tax-deductible.

Artists' Circle $10,000-$24,999

  • Complimentary use of a behind-the-scenes space at Center Stage for an intimate dinner party or reception (catering and deĢcor costs are the responsibility of the donor)
  • Plus all Playwrights Circle benefits

All but $30 of your gift is tax-deductible.

Producers Circle $25,000-$49,999

  • Acknowledgement as a Production Sponsor for the production of your choice
  • Customized arts access with other theaters
  • Plus all Artists Circle benefits

All but $30 of your gift is tax-deductible.

Season Sponsor $50,000+

  • Receive our highest level of visibility and recognition as an Individual Season Sponsor
  • 4 VIP tickets for friends and colleagues to each Opening Night performance and post-show cast party (must be reserved in advance)
  • 10 VIP tickets to Center Stage’s Annual Benefit Gala, including backstage passes and special sponsor recognition in the Gala printed program
  • Plus all Producers benefits

All but $30 of your gift is tax-deductible.

For further information, contact Brian D. Lyles, Deputy Director of Individual Giving, at 410.986.4026.

*All benefits are valid for a 12-month period from the time the gift is made.

Center Stage is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request from our Development Office. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, for the cost of copying and postage.

The Center Stage Society

Created in 1993, The Center Stage Society recognizes the generous support of trustees and major donors whose annual contributions of $1,500 or more provide special opportunities for our artists and audiences. Society members ensure that the Theater remains an open, creative space that can offer tickets at affordable prices. Society members actively engage in various theatrical experiences, enjoying sneak peeks into rehearsals, behind-the-scenes conversations with directors and actors, and the opportunity to join Kwame and Stephen on trips around the world!

For information on how you can become a member, please contact Brian D. Lyles at 410.986.4026 or

Center Stage Society Members:

Penny Bank
Taunya Banks
Ellen and Ed Bernard
Katherine and Scott Bissett
James T. and Francine G. Brady
Drs. Joanna and Harry Brandt
Sylvia and Eddie Brown
Mary Catherine Bunting
Meredith and Joseph Callanan
Stephanie and Ashton Carter
August and Melissa Chiasera
Ann K. Clapp
James and Janet Clauson
Jane Daniels
Lynn and Tony Deering
Gene DeJackome and Kim Gingras
Mary and Daniel Dent
Walter B. Doggett III and Joanne Doggett
Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff
Jane and Larry Droppa
Brian and Denise Eakes
Michael and Beth Falcone
Mike and Beth Fascitelli
Lois Feinblatt
Genine and Josh Fidler
Dr. Gladys Arak Freedman and Dr. Matthew Freedman
Daniel P. Gahagan
Dick and Maria+ Gamper
Pamela and Jonathan Genn
Sandra Levi Gerstung
Lori Gladstone
Baroness Ghislaine D. Godenne M.D.+
Neil and Carole+ Goldberg
Fredye and Adam Gross
Robert and Cheryl Guth
F. Barton Harvey III and Janet Marie Smith
David and Elizabeth JH Hurwitz
Len and Betsy Homer
Ralph and Claire Hruban
A. C. and Penney Hubbard
Kathleen Hyle
Stephen and Susan Immelt
Wendy Jachman
Joseph M. Jennings
Francie and John Keenan
Robert and Townsend Kent
Francine and Allan Krumholz

  Keith Lee
Earl and Darielle Linehan
Kenneth C. and Elizabeth M. Lundeen
Diane Markman
John and Mary+ Messmore
Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker
Jim and Mary Miller
Hugh and Leanne Mohler
Terry H. Morgenthaler and Patrick Kerins
Jeannie Murphy
J. William Murray
John and Susan Nehra
Charles E. Noell III
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Pakula
Judy and Scott Phares
Dave and Chris Powell
Jill and Darren Pratt
Phillip and Lynn Rauch
Stephen Richard and Mame Hunt
Nathan and Michelle Robertson
Todd and Stefanie Schubert
Charles and Leslie Schwabe
Barbara P. Shelton
George and Betsy Sherman
John Gerdy and E. Follin Smith
Jay and Sharon Smith
Scott and Julia Smith
Scott and Mimi Somerville
Scot T. Spencer
Michael Styer
Susan and Brian Sullam
Dr. Edgar and Betty Sweren
Louis B. Thalheimer and Juliet Eurich
Harry and Carey Thomasian
Donald and Mariana Thoms
Kathryn and Mark Vaselkiv
Dan and Krissie Verbic
Nanny and Jack Warren
Ellen J. Remsen Webb and J.W. Thompson Webb
Christopher and Ann West
Loren and Judy Western
Ted and Mary Jo Wiese
Cheryl Hudgins Williams and Alonza Williams
Sydney and Ron Wilner
Todd M. Wilson and Edward Delaplaine
Linda Woolf
Nadia and Elias Zerhouni

As of Jan, 2016

We make every effort to provide accurate acknowledgement of our contributors. We appreciate your patience and assistance in keeping our lists current. To advise us of corrections, please call 410.986.4026.