Ways to Give
There are many ways to contribute New Rep’s future. We are grateful for your philanthropy and encourage your suggestions of how you would like to give to preserve the life of theatre if you have ideas other than these:
A Personal or Business Check
Make check out to “New Repertory Theatre” and send to 200 Dexter Avenue, Watertown MA 02472
Credit Card Charge
We accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover Card. You may go online to newrep.org/donate or call Heather Darrow at 617-923-7060 x8210 to set up a one-time gift or a much-appreciated monthly contribution.
A transfer of appreciated stock gives you far more value—tax deduction if you itemize charitable deductions, credit for the full value of your stock, and ease of giving by doing this:
- Call New Rep at 617-923-7060 x8202 and let Harriet Sheets know you are transferring stock and the name of your broker who will be transferring it.
- Give your broker these DTC instructions:
Call Morgan Stanley direct 617-589-3328
If you are 70½ years or older and do not need your IRA distribution, you may avoid the tax on that distribution (which will be taxed whether or not you take the distribution) by “rolling it over” to New Rep. Call Heather Darrow at 617-923-7060 x8210 for information, or click here to download a sample letter to your IRA administrator.
Why not make a legacy gift through your will to New Rep? It is easy to do—just use the following language, let us know (this can be done anonymously if you choose), and send us a copy of the page of your will naming us, with your signature so that we can follow your wishes:
“I irrevocably give, devise, and bequeath to New Repertory Theatre, Tax ID# 22-2831171, 200 Dexter Ave., Watertown MA 02472, the sum of $__________ (or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of New Repertory Theatre to be used for the following purpose: [state the purpose]. If at any time in the judgment of the trustees of New Repertory Theatre it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, they shall determine an alternative purpose closest to the designated purpose.”
Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
If you have a DAF (e.g., with Fidelity, Schwab, Boston Foundation, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Jewish Community Foundation, etc.) you may choose to give a multi-month or multi-year gift to New Rep. Ask your DAF representative about giving a bequest through your DAF or click below for a fast and easy way to give!
Donors! Learn more about New Rep by clicking on our The Giving Common profile!
Get the most up to date information on the organization, statistics, and details to see how your donation makes a difference.
Frequently Asked Donor Questions
What is the New Rep Annual Fund?
The New Rep Annual Fund supplies unrestricted general operating support for all our programs and productions.
How are Annual Fund gifts used?
Annual Fund gifts are a key source of support to maintain our annual operating budget. It supports the entire organization, from hiring local artists, to purchasing props, to paying for rehearsal space, to renting the van so our Classic Repertory Company can visit schools and senior centers. Support from the Annual Fund helps to ensure that all of our programming is able to thrive.
Is my Annual Fund gift tax-deductible?
Yes, your gift is tax-deductible to the extent of the law. For your records, our Federal Tax ID number is 22-2831171.
When is New Rep’s fiscal year?
New Rep’s fiscal year begins August 1 and ends July 31.
I can’t attend a performance. Can I donate the tickets?
Yes, if you are unable to attend a performance, you can donate the value of your ticket(s) to New Rep’s Annual Fund. Please call the box office at 617-923-8487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a ticket donation. You will receive tax-deductible receipt for your donation in the mail after the show closes.
How do I set up a recurring gift?
To set up a monthly or quarterly recurring gift, visit our online donation portal. Enter your donation amount and select the option “this is a recurring donation.” You will then be prompted to select when you would like the gift to reoccur (monthly, quarterly, or yearly) and if you would like to select a date to stop payment.
Are there any benefits for my donation?
All donors who contribute $50 or more will be listed in the playbill. We also offer select benefits for our major donors, those who contribute $250 or greater each fiscal year. To view a full list of these benefits, please click here.
New Rep has hundreds of subscribers and thousands of ticket buyers; does it really need Annual Fund contributions too?
We’d like to be able to tell you that ticket sales alone can sustain New Rep, but the truth is that individual donors make it all possible. Ticket sales only cover 60% of our costs, therefore we rely on the generous supporters of the Annual Fund to maintain the highest quality of theatre and sustain our annual operating budget.
Can my donation support a specific production?
If you are interested in supporting a specific show, playwright, or actor(s), you can show your enthusiasm by individually sponsoring that production. To become a Production Sponsor please contact Heather Darrow, Development Director, at email@example.com or call 617-923-7060 x8210.
Can I make an Annual Fund gift in honor or in memory of a loved one?
Yes, if you would like to make a donation in memory or in honor of someone, please add this request to the “notes” field in the online donation form. If you would prefer to send a check, please include written instructions of who you would like to honor or memorialize, and please also tell us the name and address to whom we can send a notification of your gift.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to email or call Heather Darrow, Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-923-7060 x8210.