Become a Donor

Donors are the lifeblood of CFRT, with contributed funds making up 50% of our annual budget. Every dollar makes an enormous impact, helping us hire more than 125 contract artists, reach more than 50,000 patrons (including 20,000 children and youth!), and sustaining our dedicated staff. Whatever you can contribute, whether it’s $5 or $5,000, we are grateful for your support! 
Donor benefits begin at $150 when you become a Patron. Patrons get access to The Opening Night Lounge (with complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks and light snacks!), and an invitation to THE PATRON PARTY & SEASON REVEAL where our most dedicated supporters get first look at the upcoming lineup of shows! At other levels, donors unlock additional benefits, invitations (like our FIRST LOOK which takes you behind the scenes and into a technical rehearsal!), and more!
Thank you for your support and helping to ensure that world class theatre isn’t a world away!
Donor Levels & Benefits

$5,000+ VISIONARY: All below, plus a private, pre-show reception for you and up to 10 friends at the show of your choice! All the details including snacks, drinks, and clean up are on us!

$2,500+ AMBASSADOR: All below, plus join CFRT’s Executive Leader(s) for a one-on-one lunch or happy hour on us!

$1,000+ LEADER: All below, plus an invitation to the annual CREATIVES & COCKTAILS party where you will be joined by Mainstage Artists & Creatives!

$500+ ADVOCATE: All below, plus an invitation to join us for a FIRST LOOK, a special reception where you get to sneak behind the scenes of a technical rehearsal!

$250+ FRIEND: All Below, plus exclusive CFRT merchandise!

$150+ PATRON: Patron Benefits include an invitation to the Annual PATRON PARTY & Season Announcement, a special listing in the season program, and access to the Patrons’ Lounge (features complimentary wine and beer!)

*Please note that some benefits require commitment prior to specific dates. For more information about these benefits, please contact Managing Director Ella Wrenn at 910.323.4234 ext. 227.

Other Ways to Give

Become a Recurring Donor
Monthly or quarterly donations are a great way for you to make a significant impact with out feeling the pinch! Think of it like a gym membership for your creativity. It helps CFRT navigate windows where we aren’t producing on the Mainstage and is incredibly meaningful! We bill your credit or debit card automatically, making it easy to manage!


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Gifts of appreciated securities or stock allow you to give a gift and enjoy tax advantages as well. If you have owned the stock for more than a year, you may deduct the average selling price of the stock on the day of transfer as a charitable contribution, and may eliminate capital gains taxes. Talk to your investment counselor.