Endowment Fund

Why Give to Our Endowment Fund

An investment in our Endowment Fund is an investment in our future. Your gift ensures that Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will continue to bring Shakespeare and the Classics to life in perpetuity. From thought-proving mainstage plays to education programs like PROJECT38 and everything in between, your thoughtful donation will live on making these programs, and many others, possible for years to come.

Because of you CSC can continue…

  • Producing over 150 performances of nine productions for 30,000 patrons annually
  • Employing 15-20 professional actors on long-term contracts for over 800 work weeks each year
  • Serving over 30,000 students each year from over 200 schools within a three-hour radius of Cincinnati with programs proven to improve students’ academic performance, social skills, 21st century leadership skills and empathy
  • Providing Free performances of Shakespeare plays for 10,000 patrons at over 30 area parks and community centers through annual Shakespeare in the Park tour
  • Generating $3MM in economic activity for the city while building its creative class and making Cincinnati a great place to live and work.

“When we come to Cincy Shakes we know we are going to see a show that has been lovingly birthed – full of excellence, integrity, inventiveness, energy. We appreciate so much the work that performers and technicians put into each production to give the audience a truly awesome experience. Thank you.” – CSC Patron

Donate Online

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Donate by Mail

Please make a check out to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and mail to:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Attention: Development
217 W. 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Donate by Phone

Please call Associate Director of Development, Elaine Cox at 513-381-2273 ext. 3200

Donate at the Theater*

The box office will be happy to accept and process a tax-deductible donation by cash, check or credit card at:
The Otto M. Budig Theater
1195 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
*Call in advance for current hours (513)381-2273

Donate with Stock

Download instructions for making a gift of stock online here.

Questions? Contact Director of Development, Sara Clark at sara.clark@cincyshakes.com

Each step in The Grand Stair, inside The Linnemann Family Lobby, has one title from Shakespeare’s 38 play canon engraved in the riser. Naming rights to a step can be secured for a donation of $38,000 to our Endowment Fund. You can dedicate a step for yourself, your family or a friend.

If you are interested in Naming a Step contact Director of Development, Sara Clark at 513.381.2273 ext. 3208 or Sara.Clark@cincyshakes.com.

All Naming opportunities are subject to availability.