PROJECT38 Fund

Why Give to Our PROJECT38 Fund

38 plays at 38 schools sounds impossible, but CSC does just that through its most innovating and wide-reaching education program. Your gift helps underwrite teaching artist-based instruction at more than 38 schools across the tristate and supports the PROJECT38 Festival every spring. In 2020, 17% of schools were in rural communities, 40% of schools were located in the suburbs, and 43% of schools served urban populations.

In 2020, in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic,  PROJECT38 and the Festival took place online on a dedicated Facebook page. While everyone was disappointed not to be able to gather together to share the final performances, the Virtual Festival was successful. Instead of the expected four-day Festival, a Virtual PROJECT38 Festival took place over 38 days, with each school’s projects featured online every day. Unbound by geography, PROJECT38 was able to be shared with friends, family members, artists, and supporters around the world. The students’ projects had more than 12,600 views (and counting!).  The 2021 Festival is also online.  Learn more online here.

Because of you, upon completion of PROJECT38, 85-90% of students report improvement in inter-personal skills like creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and grit. Also, up to 90% claim improvement in Shakespeare comprehension. Most importantly, PROJECT38 fosters empathy among peers. After participating in PROJECT38, 70% of students claim they have more tolerance for opinions that are different than their own.

“I feel like the virtual switch helped under the circumstances. I loved how positive everyone was and the energy from the virtual festival. It was very well done!” - Ms. Gleason, Mouth of the Wolf Homeschool

“I learned more that without being able to be near each other people will still gather in unexpected ways and produce something great.” - Student from Liberty Junior High School

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

We wish to thank the following corporations, foundations, and agencies who have supported PROJECT38, from 2019-present. We are forever grateful.

We endeavor to correctly recognize all of our supporters. If you see a problem with this list, please accept our apologies and email elaine.cox@cincyshakes.com to correct. Thank you.

PROJECT38 Partners:

The H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees

Paul Sittenfeld, in memory of Eva Jane Romaine Coombe

William O. Purdy, Jr. Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s PROJECT38 won the Grand Prize at the 2017 SVP Fast Pitch Competition, an eight-week nonprofit training program and grant award