Support UsAs a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, The Hanover Theatre relies on Membership and Annual Fund contributions and Corporate Sponsorships to sustain our operations and ensure our success.
Your support is critically important in maintaining our historically significant theatre and providing education and outreach programs that benefit our community. Your contributions to The Hanover Theatre are 100% tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Consider supporting The Hanover Theatre in any of the following ways:
- Access to the Arts Fund
- The Franklin Square Society
- Corporate Sponsorship
- Advertising Opportunities
- Matching Gifts
- Planned Giving
Access to the ArtsFoster and Nurture a Love and Appreciation for the Performing Arts in Audiences of today and tomorrow by Giving to Access to the Arts!
The theatre is committed to regularly providing tickets at greatly reduced prices or on a complimentary basis in support of Access to the Arts programs. Your annual contribution makes it possible for us to grow our educational and outreach programs making world class performing arts accessible to all!
Access to the Arts programs supported by your contribution include:
- 1,500 Tickets to the A Christmas Carol yearly production given to youth and families in partnership with the United Way of Central Massachusetts
- Over 14,000 students across New England received discounts to school matinees
- Motivational speakers program in partnership with Worcester Technical High School
- Scholarships for the Youth Summer Program
- Internship program with local colleges
- On-going complimentary or discounted tickets offered to:
- College Community - Students and Faculty
- Veterans and members of the armed services
- Underserved families
Support The Annual FundWe hope you will consider giving to this year's Annual Fund and help our nonprofit organization enlarge the Access to the Arts pie. Your contribution will go directly toward fulfilling our mission to foster and nurture a love and appreciation for the performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow.
Donate $100 or more, and receive a gift from one of our supporters. With every donation of $100 or more, you may choose between a $20 gift certificate to the Flying Rhino Café and Watering Hole, 2 Wachusett Mountain Lift tickets, or a $25 gift certificate to Percy's.
Take advantage of tax benefits before the end of the year and help save paper, postage and time! If you make a contribution to our Access to the Arts Fund during the giving season, we won't send you a solicitation letter in February!
"The Hanover Theatre's generosity gave members of our community, who likely would not have had the opportunity to experience a true holiday classic, not only phenomenal performance but in a spectacular venue too." - Tim Garvin
Matching GiftsMany employers have matching gift programs in place, and will match gifts made by their employees.
Ask your company's Human Resources department if they have a matching gift program and how you can take part in it. Most of the time there will be a form to fill out, complete the form accordingly, and send that along with your donation to:
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Honor a Special personRemember a life, celebrate an occasion with a tribute gift to the theatre.
Planned Giving OpportunitiesFoster a love and appreciation for the performing arts for generations to come by leaving a lasting legacy. You can leave a gift to The Hanover Theatre that ensures world-class performing arts for future generations with a bequest or life income gift.
Securities (stocks)The best stocks to donate during your lifetime are those that have significantly increased in value, particularly those stocks producing a low yield. If you wish to keep the stock in your portfolio you can gift our organization the stock and use cash to purchase the same stock through your broker. You will have received the same income tax deduction but will have a new higher basis in the stock.
BequestsBy including The Hanover Theatre in your will, you can associate yourself forever with this premier cultural organization and ensure that it continues to serve the community for years to come. You may make a bequest to The Hanover Theatre by preparing a new will or by adding a codicil to your present will. This can be done with the advice of your attorney.
Charitable Remainder TrustsCharitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) are gift arrangements that enable donors to contribute to the theatre while providing financial support for themselves or others. A flexible gift instrument, a CRT enables a donor to:
- Claim a charitable tax deduction in the year the gift is made
- Retain an income stream from the gift for themselves or others
- Remove those assets from their taxable estates, and ultimately leave a substantial gift to charity
- Avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated assets donated to the trust