Make giving easy
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 email@example.com.
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
- Argonaut Group, Inc.
- Bank of America
- Bechtel Corporation
- Bristol Myers Squibb
- Charles Schwab & Co, Inc.
- Chevron Corporation
- Constellation Energy
- Franklin Templeton
- Hewlett Packard
- IBM Corporation
- JD Fine and Company
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Johnson & Johnson
- KLA Tencor
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Macy’s, Inc.
- Matson Navigation Company
- Morrison & Foerster
- Motorola Mobility
- MRW & Associates LLC
- NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company
- Oracle Corporation
- Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts
- The Doctors Company
- VISA U.S.A., Inc.
- The Walt Disney Company
- Willis Lease Finance Corporation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charitable IRA distributions extended for 2013
If you are 70½ or older, you may be able to take advantage of the extension of the Charitable IRA Rollover to make a tax-free contribution to Berkeley Rep through December 31, 2013.
The Charitable IRA Rollover, which allows tax-free distributions from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to a public charity, was extended through December 2013 by the American Tax Payer Relief ACT of 2012.
The IRA Charitable Rollover provision permits donors age 70½ and older to make tax-free charitable gifts directly from their IRAs to charities, up to an annual ceiling of $100,000 ($200,000 for eligible married couples).
We strongly recommend you consult with your tax advisor before making a charitable distribution from your IRA.
For more information, please contact Laura Fichtenberg at 510 647–2907 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We are unable to pick up items but will gladly arrange a time for drop-offs.
- Apple laptops (iBooks, Powerbooks, Macbooks)
- Multicore, video-capable IBM laptops or desktops
- Working Intel Core 2/AMD Athlon X2 or higher PC systems
- Flat-screen LCD, DVI capable, 1080i
- Laser, color or B&W
- Large format color printer
Audio/visual screen (portable)
Display racks (various)
Lockable storage cabinet
Adobe Suite CS5
Hand tools (small)
Lumber and steel (unused)
Metal shelving and storage bins
- Dremel tool
- Hammer drill
- Makita cordless drills (18-volt)
- Palm sander
- Pneumatic pop-riveter
Vintage items (small, in good condition)
Lighting & Sound
Audio cable (good condition)
Audio equipment (functional)
Cables (DVI, ethernet, HDMI, long VGA)
Food service cart
Plasma screen (45” or larger)
Wireless intercom system (new)
- Chinese yo-yos
- Devil sticks
- Low wire
- Peacock feathers
- Rolla bolla
Couch or loveseat (in good condition)
Dance mirrors (large)
Digital camera (point & shoot)
Upright piano (in good condition)
Bedding (good quality, for fellow & actor housing)
Chalkboards (various sizes), chalk, and erasers
Clipper cards (preloaded)
Dry-erase white boards (large)
Home accessories (for fellow & actor housing)
Outdoor furniture (wood preferred)
Piano sheet music (all genres)
Refrigerators (mini & full-size)
Sofas (good condition, no sofa beds)
Video camera (handheld)
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 email@example.com for more information or to schedule a pick-up today.