Other ways to give

Monthly Giving club

Make giving easy

Join Berkeley Rep’s Monthly Giving club

Monthly Giving is easier on your pocketbook, and it provides Berkeley Rep with a steady source of income throughout the year. Plus, you’ll enjoy great donor perks all season long!

How it works

  • Commit to an automatic monthly credit card donation in the amount you choose. (Minimum donation $10/month)
  • After your initial payment, your credit card will be automatically charged on the 15th of each month for the following 11 months.
  • For tax purposes, you’ll receive an acknowledgment after your first and last payments.

Join our Monthly Giving Club today and your gift will ensure innovative theatre and arts education for your community year-round!

If you have any questions about making a monthly gift, contact Joanna Taber at 510 647–2906 or email jtaber@berkeleyrep.org.

Double the impact of your gift

Double the impact of your gift!

Many Bay Area companies offer a matching gift program for their employees which can double, or even triple, your initial contribution. These programs are set up to allow employees to choose how their employer should direct its charitable giving within the community. Often, retired employees, directors, and spouses are also eligible to participate in the program.

Having your gift matched is simple. Visit your human resources office to retrieve a matching gift form. Complete it, and send it along with your gift to Berkeley Rep. We will notify your company of your contribution, and you can begin enjoying the benefits of a higher level of giving.

Berkeley Rep is grateful to the following companies who have supported the Theatre during the past few seasons by matching contributions of their employees.

  • Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Advent Software
  • Alexander & Baldwin
  • American Express
  • Apple
  • Argonaut Group, Inc.
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • BlackRock
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Charles Schwab & Co, Inc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Clorox
  • Constellation Energy
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Gap
  • Google
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM Corporation
  • JD Fine and Company
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KLA Tencor
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Lexis-Nexis
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • Matson Navigation Company
  • Microsoft
  • Morrison & Foerster
  • Motorola Mobility
  • MRW & Associates LLC
  • NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Perforce
  • Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts
  • Salesforce.com
  • The Doctors Company
  • VISA U.S.A., Inc.
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Willis Lease Finance Corporation
Honorary and memorial gifts

Honorary and memorial gifts

Honor a friend or loved one with a gift made in their name. You can make any contribution to Berkeley Rep in honor or memory of someone else.

When making your honorary contribution, please let us know who to notify of your thoughtful gift. You can include a personalized message to be passed on to your loved one along with the notification of your gift in their honor. Provide their information on our online donation page, or contact Joanna Taber at 510 647–2906 or email jtaber@berkeleyrep.org.

Stock gifts

Stock gifts

Gifts of stock, especially long-term appreciated stock, can be a tax-wise way for you to make a contribution to Berkeley Rep.

To make a gift of stock, download our Stock Instruction Form, complete and return to Berkeley Rep’s Development Office by fax at 510 647–2910 or email at give@berkeleyrep.org. Transfers of stock may be made directly to our broker at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, however to accurately acknowledge your gift, the Stock Instruction Form must be submitted to Berkeley Rep at the time of transfer.

If you have questions about making a stock gift to Berkeley Rep, please contact Laura Fichtenberg at 510 647–2907 or email lfichtenberg@berkeleyrep.org.

Wish list

Wish list for in-kind donations

Berkeley Rep accepts in-kind donations of products and used equipment that we can use on stage, in our offices, and in our guest artist and fellow apartments. The Theatre generally does not accept donations of clothes, costumes, or props because of space and storage limitations, and asks for you to include photos and dimensions of any furniture you would like to donate when making your offer for the same reason. We regret that we cannot accept all large-item donations.

Below is a short list of current needs. If you would like to help us out by donating any of these items, please call 510 647–2902 or email bbaker@berkeleyrep.org. We are unable to pick up items but will gladly arrange a time for drop-offs.

Computer equipment

Computers

  • Apple laptops (iBooks, Powerbooks, Macbooks)
  • Multicore, video-capable IBM laptops or desktops
  • Working Intel Core 2/AMD Athlon X2 or higher PC systems

Monitors

  • Flat-screen LCD, DVI capable, 1080i

Printers

  • Laser, color or B&W
  • Large format color printer

Marketing

Audio/visual screen (portable)
Display racks (various)
Letter-folder
Lockable storage cabinet
Merchandise cart/display
Slide scanner

Props

Adobe Suite CS5
Bedazzler
Clamps
Hand tools (small)
Lumber and steel (unused)
Metal shelving and storage bins
Painting supplies
Pneumatic tools
Power tools

  • Dremel tool
  • Hammer drill
  • Makita cordless drills (18-volt)
  • Palm sander
  • Pneumatic pop-riveter

Vintage items (small, in good condition)

Costumes

Clothes dryer

Scene shop

Electro-pounce machine

Lighting & Sound

Audio cable (good condition)
Audio equipment (functional)
Cables (DVI, ethernet, HDMI, long VGA)
Food service cart
Plasma screen (45” or larger)
Projection screen
TVs
Wireless intercom system (new)

Education

Circus/clown props

  • Chinese yo-yos
  • Devil sticks
  • Low wire
  • Peacock feathers
  • Rings
  • Rolla bolla
  • Scarves
  • Trapeze

Couch or loveseat (in good condition)
Dance mirrors (large)
Digital camera (point & shoot)
DVD player
Gymnastic mats
Marley floor
TV (flat-panel)
Upright piano (in good condition)
Video-editing software

General

Bedding (good quality, for fellow & actor housing)
Benches
Bicycles (for loaners to fellows & artists)
Bird bath and/or bird house
Chalkboards (various sizes), chalk, and erasers
Clipper cards (preloaded)
Desks
Digital camera
Drink trays
Dry-erase white boards (large)
DVD/Blu-ray players
Golf cart
Home accessories (for fellow & actor housing)
iPods
Lamps
Outdoor furniture (wood preferred)
Piano sheet music (all genres)
Phone (conference)
Pressure washer
Scooters
Sports equipment

  • Air pump (for balls)
  • Badminton/volleyball set
  • Bocce ball set
  • Cornhole set
  • Croquet set
  • Footballs
  • Frisbees
  • Lawn bowling set
  • Soccer balls
  • Tennis balls
  • Whiffle ball set

Stanchions
Tree lights
Unique furniture
Video camera (handheld)
Wheelchair

Donate your car

Donate your unwanted vehicle

Berkeley Rep can put your unwanted vehicle to good use! Your car, motorcycle, truck, boat, RV, or other vehicle can help bring world-class theatre to our community and provide vital arts education programs for local youth. Vehicle donation is a hassle free and easy way to give; and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law!

Call 510 647–2902 or email bbaker@berkeleyrep.org for more information or to schedule a pick-up today.