Support Your Northlight Theatre – Intensely Entertaining Theatre and so much more!

Your investment in Northlight helps ensure the artistic excellence you’ve come to expect and enjoy.  It also helps grow our arts education and community outreach programs which serve nearly 3,500 students in 45 schools located in Evanston, Skokie, Chicago and surrounding communities. You can direct your gift to support what matters to you. With ticket sales covering less than 50% of our costs, we count on you, our valued donors, to make up the difference.

Thank you for playing a role in ensuring Northlight’s ability to provide intensely entertaining theatre and so much more!

The Northlight Annual Fund is composed of supporters who give to the Theatre at levels up to $1,000. Annual Fund members receive exclusive benefits such as listings in our program and priority invitations to special events.

Annual Fund Member Benefits

Friend   Up to $99
  • Subscription to Northlight’s e-blast updates
Supporter   $100 – $249
  • Invitation to the next Tech Talk, an exclusive insider look at the production process
  • Recognition in season programs
  • Subscription to Northlight’s e-blast updates
Advocate   $250 – $499
  • Backstage tour of Northlight during one production of the season
  • Invitation to the next Tech Talk, an exclusive insider look at the production process
  • Recognition in season programs
  • Subscription to Northlight’s e-blast updates
Partner   $500 – $999
  • Autographed season memorabilia if requested by donor
  • Northlight ticket concierge service for easy ticket exchanges (Call 847.324.1613)
  • Backstage tour of Northlight during one production of the season
  • Invitation to the next Tech Talk, an exclusive insider look at the production process
  • Recognition in season programs
  • Subscription to Northlight’s e-blast updates

 

With gifts ranging from $1,000 annually to more than $25,000, Visionaries Circle members provide ongoing support for artistic excellence and are given many opportunities to engage more closely with our artists and programs.

Visionaries Circle Member Benefits

Company   $1,000 – $2,499
  • Ticket concierge service for easy ticket exchanges (Call 847.324.1613)
  • Autographed season memorabilia if requested by donor (Call 847.324.1613)
  • Backstage tour of Northlight during one production of the season
  • Recognition in season programs
  • Invitations to Tech Talks, exclusive insider looks at the production process
  • Access to witness firsthand our extensive arts education programs, including student matinees of Northlight shows & in-school student performances
  • Entry into an exclusive Northlight cocktail event
  • Lunch with our leadership staff, Tim Evans & BJ Jones
  • Invitations to a minimum of two pre-show receptions
  • Two complimentary tickets to each Opening Night
Designers   $2,500 – $4,999
  • Reserved seating at Interplay Readings and special invitations to attend exclusive VIP events throughout the current season
  • 6 tickets to any Northlight Theatre Mainstage Production to donate to the nonprofit organization of your choice
Directors   $5,000 – $9,999
  • Invitation to attend one working rehearsal during the season
  • 10 complimentary tickets to Northlight productions to use throughout the season, great for entertaining clients or giving as gifts to friends, family and colleagues
Playwrights   $10,000 – $24,999
  • Assistance in purchased tickets to Broadway or other out-of-town productions, based on availability
  • Invitation to attend the first rehearsal meet & greet with the full artistic team of all mainstage productions during the current season
Producers    $25,000+
  • Opportunity to host friends at a private post-show reception with the cast of one production during the current season
  • Invitation to a private dinner with Artistic Director BJ Jones & Executive Director Tim Evans to discuss the creative process & Northlight Theatre’s vision for the future
All benefits listed in lower level donation tiers are available to donors of highers level tiers

 

To take advantage of any donor benefits, please contact Morgan Ulyat, Institutional Relations Manager, at 847.324.1613.

Visionaries Circle

An annual donation of just $1000 or more ensures your membership in our Visionaries Circle – the inner circle of the Northlight family. As a Visionaries Circle member, you receive:

  • Two complimentary tickets to the Opening Night of each production.
  • Invitations to VIP events including pre-show receptions, cocktail parties with artists and Northlight leadership, backstage tours, tech talks and more.
  • VIP concierge service for ticketing and event needs.

A complete list of Visionaries Circle benefits can be found on the Donor Benefits tab.

Go from being a donor to a member of the Northlight’s Visionaries Circle. We look forward to welcoming you to the Northlight family. A monthly recurring donation of just $83.33 ensures your membership in our most valued circle of support.

The Northlight Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is a group of committed supporters who have included Northlight Theatre in their estate planning. Joining this group ensures future decades of

  • Excellent productions serving 50,000 audience members annually
  • Extensive education programs reaching up to 4,000 students in over 45 schools annually
  • New play development championing new and emerging playwrights

“We want to ensure the theatre we’ve enjoyed for so many years continues to be enjoyed by future generations.” – Diane and Karl Berolzheimer, charter Legacy Society members

Please complete and mail this form to:

Kimberly Hoopingarner
Director of Advancement
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL  60077

Questions: Contact Kimberly Hoopingarner at 847-324-1614 or khoopingarner@northlight.org.

Gift of Stock

 Northlight Theatre offers a simple, two-step process for gifting appreciated securities. Donors can receive, in the form of a tax-deduction, the full fair market value of the stock at the time the gift as made as long as the stock has been held for at least one year.

Instructions

  1. Email Kimberly Hoopingarner, Director of Advancement, at khoopingarner@northlight.org or call 847-324-1614 to inform us of:
    • Your name
    • The name of the securities
    • Approximate dollar amount and/or number of shares*
  1. Contact your broker to initiate the transfer to our account:
    • Account Name: Northlight Theatre
    • DTC #: 0226
    • Account Number: 03X-001287
    • Federal Income Tax Identification Number: 23-7390464

Upon receipt of the shares, Northlight’s broker will liquidate the securities in the most cost-effective manner. Northlight Theatre will issue an acknowledgement letter for your tax records. Please consult your tax accountant for the specific tax benefits you may receive for you contribution.

* Donor information does not accompany transfers so your notification ensures that we can accurately process and recognize your generous contribution.  

Questions: Contact Kimberly Hoopingarner at 847-324-1614 or khoopingarner@northlight.org

Charitable IRA Rollover

 The charitable IRA rollover, or qualified charitable distribution (QCD), is a special provision allowing certain donors to exclude from taxable income – and count toward their required minimum distribution – certain transfers of Individual Retirement Account (IRA) assets that are made directly to public charities, including Northlight Theatre.

Qualifying charitable distributions must be:

  • Made by a donor age 70 ½ or older
  • Transferred from a traditional IRA or Roth IRA directly
  • Completed by December 31 of the corresponding tax year

 Checks can be made out to Northlight Theatre and mailed directly to:
Advancement Department
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 90077

Questions: Contact Kimberly Hoopingarner at 847-324-1614 or khoopingarner@northlight.org

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