Be Our Hero This Giving Season
This giving season, we are hoping to raise $15,640 to help support our organization for the remaining 2016/2017 season. $15,640 is a significant number to us – 1564 was the year William Shakespeare was born. Through Shakespeare’s life work, we have been given so many literary gifts. His stories are timeless and reflect our humanity – no matter which century we find ourselves in. Our mission is to use the works of William Shakespeare as a catalyst for producing unparalleled artistic and educational programs that are evocative and inspiring for the city of Calgary.
Why Support Us
While we love bringing Shakespeare to the community, we could not do it without you, our audience. You are the other actor on stage, you are the other participant in the play. Theatre doesn’t happen until the audience is in the house -you make us real. Be our hero and support The Shakespeare Company so we can continue to bring Shakespeare’s magic to Albertans.
Why Your Donation Matters
Supporting The Shakespeare Company means bringing the teachings of The Bard to our community and beyond. In 2015, only 18% of our revenue came from box office ticket sales. We rely on nearly 80% donations, grants and sponsors to support each season. Here is where your support goes:
– Making Shakespeare accessible through innovative performances and inspired directing – giving our local actors award worthy roles to tackle & people like you an affordable high-class production
– Giving students in Calgary and area the chance to see Shakespeare performed live – the way it’s meant to be. With our Outreach Program putting on 50 minute productions in schools, students gain a deeper understanding of the text which helps them find success in the classroom
– Allowing emerging artists the opportunity to work and perform in full scale, live productions of Shakespeare – setting them up for future success
How To Donate
There are many ways you can be our hero. Here is how you can make a donation today:
1. Donate Online
There are many ways you can easily support us online. Here’s how:
– Donate through ATB Cares web portal. No fees, no transaction costs. You can find our profile here https://www.atbcares.com/causes/124-875720963RR0001
– Canada Helps Org is an easy way to make an online donation. Donate through our portal here https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-shakespeare-company/
– Giving Tuesday on November 29. Donate on the biggest day of giving this year through our Giving Tuesday page here https://www.canadahelps.org/giv3/55488
2. Mail In Donation
Send us a cheque the old school way by mail. Mail to:
The Shakespeare Company
PO Box 22401
RPO Bankers Hall
Calgary, AB – T2P 4J1
3. Donation Matching Through Your Work
Donate through your office’s corporate matching program to double the value of your contribution
All donations of a $20 value or higher are eligible for a tax receipt.
Thank you for being our hero and supporting The Shakespeare Company.