Support Us

For more information:
Phone: 540-943-9999

You can make a difference!

The Wayne Theatre depends on the generosity of our contributors to entertain the Shenandoah Valley with the best artists and shows. With ticket sales funding just 40% of operations, sponsorships and donations help make each star-studded season possible. The Wayne Theatre Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Donations may be mailed to:

Wayne Theatre Alliance
P.O. Box 1821
Waynesboro, VA 22980

To make a donation by phone:

The Wayne Theatre Alliance is also able to take phone donations via Credit Card (Visa, MC, Discover and Debit Cards are all accepted). Please call 540-943-9999.

Partner in the Arts

Our Contributors love the arts and annually support The Wayne.  As a Partner in the Arts member, you’ll enjoy an “inside scoop” on performances before they’re announced to the general public, among other great benefits. Your support improves the quality of life in our community.

Membership Levels

• Associate ($50 - $249)
• Contributor ($250 - $499)
• Friend ($500 - $999)
• Patron ($1,000 - $2,499)
• Director ($2,500 - $4,999)
• Benefactor ($5,000 - $9,999)
• Inner Circle ($10,000+)

Questions?
Please call 540-943-9999

Sponsor a Show/Advertise in Playbill

Whether for a moment or for a lifetime, the arts touch people’s lives. Make a difference in the community by becoming a sponsor for a single performance or an entire season of programming. Or advertise in our playbill for ongoing reach to patrons of the theatre.

Questions?  
Please call 540-943-9999

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities are available as individual or corporate gifts. It is a wonderful way to preserve a family’s legacy or to publicly show your commitment for culture in the Waynesboro community. GET STARTED

Brick Campaign

Download Brick Campaign Order form

You can be one of those who link the past to the future with a $250 donation. Not since the Wayne was opened in 1926 has there been a chance for you to put your thumbprints on the venerable structure and leave a mark for all those who pass by. GET STARTED

Seat Campaign

We invite you to join us in the opportunity and privilege of leaving an indelible mark on our historic treasure from 1926, the Wayne Theatre.

While partnering with us to bring a tremendous cultural resource to Waynesboro, you will also gain access to the actual naming of a seat, handsomely etched into the armrest itself. Through the link below, you can find more information about the naming opportunity for as many seats as you wish, through a tax-deductible donation.

Become part of the history of tomorrow by putting your name on a seat, remembering a loved one, or proudly displaying your company name. Gifting others with the naming of a seat is a timeless token of affection that will be cherished for years to come. Gift certificates are available upon request.

Please join us in this exciting venture of creating a New Waynesboro through a new Wayne. Securing the naming opportunity of a seat is very affordable, while leaving a lasting inspiration to all who will tangibly see your invaluable part in bringing this state-of-the-art facility to Waynesboro.

Seats are available for a one-time donation of $1500.

SEAT CAMPAIGN

Questions?
Please call 540-943-9999

Leaving a Bequest

A bequest is a way to continue support of an organization that shares your values and will extend those values into the future. WTA has a prepared codicil that can be used to direct a portion of your estate or retirement funds to the Wayne Theatre.

You can also have your lawyer write a bequest to WTA into your will. The funds can be directed to the operational budget or restricted to any of the following WTA accounts: Programming Fund, Building Fund, Subsidize Fund or Endowment.

Questions?  
Please call 540-943-9999

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Make a Gift to the Annual Fund

We are grateful for every gift to The Wayne. Annual Fund gifts are made in a variety of ways and are comprised of donations, Partner in the Arts memberships, seat & brick purchases, and sponsorships.  Below you will find general information regarding the most common types of gifts you can make to support the arts at The Wayne Theatre. If you have a specific question, or would like to structure a gift in way you don’t see listed below, feel free to reach out to Peggy Caister, 540-942-9645 or email her: peggy@waynetheatre.org
1. Outright gifts of cash, check, or credit card
2. Stocks and securities
3. Tributes and memorials
4. Matching gifts
5. Qualified charitable contributions (aka QCD or “IRA rollover”)
6. Planned gifts

Outright gifts of cash, check, or credit card
The simplest, most convenient method for making a charitable contribution to THE WAYNE THEATRE is by making your gift through the mail with a check, or online with a credit card. You can:
• Visit our secure website to donate online:
https://www.waynetheatre.org/support-us
• Or mail your gift to:

The Wayne Theatre PO Box 1821
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Please make checks payable to The Wayne Theatre.

Stocks and securities
We accept donations of commonly held, publicly traded stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. The easiest way for you to make these gifts is through an electronic transfer from your brokerage account to The Wayne’s brokerage account at Edward Jones.
If you need The Wayne’s information for an electronic transfer of funds please call Peggy Caister, Director of Advancement, at 540-942-9645, or email peggy@waynetheatre.org

NOTES:
• Please remind your broker(age) to include all the information including your name, contact information and special instructions for the transfer. This information is essential for timely acknowledgement. When stocks are transferred electronically, The Wayne Theatre is informed only of the stock name and the number of shares, not the name of the donor, unless you authorize your broker to share this information with us. Failure to share your gift intent with us may delay the gift acknowledgement for tax reporting purposes.
• Your generous charitable gift will allow you to avoid capital gains on stocks held for more than a year.

Tributes & memorials
You can make an especially meaningful gift that supports THE WAYNE THEATRE, and honors a friend, mentor or family member. Tribute gifts may be made in honor of (IHO) a person or in their memory (IMO), and are a wonderful way to celebrate a shared milestone or remember the legacy of a loved one.

THE WAYNE THEATRE staff will notify the person honored or the family of the loved one remembered that a donation has been made – but no gift amounts are shared.

To ensure your tribute or memorial is noted properly, be sure to include with your gift:
• Gifts in Honor of (IHO) a person - The full name and address of the person you are honoring
• Gifts in Memory of (IMO) a person - The full name of the individual who is being honored, and the full name and address of the individual you wish to receive the tribute notification.  

Matching gifts
Did you know that hundreds of companies match their employees' -- and retirees' -- donations to qualified nonprofit organizations? Making a gift to THE WAYNE THEATRE as an outright gift, a gift of stock or securities, and both IMO and IHO gifts, and then completing matching gift paperwork with your employer or former employer can double or even triple the value of your gift.

Please contact your current or former employer directly to learn if they offer a corporate matching gift program and receive the pertinent match forms, or you can search using charity navigator ( https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1799 )

Qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your retirement account
If you are at least 70½ years old, you are eligible to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD or “Rollover”) from a traditional or Roth IRA, with amounts distributed to support THE WAYNE THEATRE excluded from federal taxable income. For a distribution to THE WAYNE THEATRE, please designate the Wayne Theatre and tax ID 54-1993924

Distribution requirements:
• You must be at least 70½ years old on the date of the distribution to charity.
• Distributions must be made from a traditional or Roth IRA, including inactive SEP and SIMPLE plans. Distributions from any other type of retirement plan (401(k), 403(b), 457, Keogh, and active SEP and SIMPLE plans) will NOT qualify.
• QCD distributions are limited to $100,000 in total during each year.
• A distribution must be made outright to a qualified public charity such as The Wayne Theatre Alliance.
• Your plan administrator must transfer the funds directly – you may not receive the distribution first and then transfer it to the charity.
• The distribution must be received by the charity on or before December 31 to be counted against the year’s RMD requirement. in the 2021 tax year.
• Each distribution will be excluded from federal taxable income.
• Because the QCD distribution is not taxable income, you cannot claim a deduction for federal tax purposes. Some states may treat distributions as income followed by a deduction. Please check with your tax advisor to learn more.
• A special note: QCDs typically count toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) if you are required to take one, but the federal CARES Act eliminated RMDs in most cases for the 2020 tax year.  Currently, the RMD for 2021 is cumulative for the RMD NOT taken in 2020 combined with the RMD required for 2021. Using a QCD to make charitable gifts will reduce the value of your IRA and taxable RMDs in future years.

Please contact your retirement plan administrator for more information and steps to make this distribution. If you have additional questions please call Peggy Caister, Director of Advancement, at 540-942-9645, or email: peggy@waynetheatre.org
Thank you!

Planned giving
Planned giving, also referred to as legacy giving, is a charitable contribution made either during an individual’s life, or at his/her death as part of an overall financial or estate plan. Planned Gifts include gifts of cash, stocks, life insurance, real estate, or personal property and are very simple to document. They often allow individuals to make larger gifts to charitable organizations than they could make using only their current discretionary income. Types of planned gifts include:
• Bequests – The naming of THE WAYNE THEATRE as a beneficiary in your will or living trust is called a bequest.  Bequests can be made to direct cash or securities of a specific amount, or as a percentage of an estate’s value.  Bequests can also be made of personal property or real estate.  Bequests allow donors to retain their assets during their lifetime and are “revocable”, meaning donors may change beneficiaries to their estate at any time.
• Gifts of Retirement Assets – Like a bequest, you can name THE WAYNE THEATRE as a beneficiary of your retirement plan.  Also like bequests, you retain the assets throughout your lifetime, and you can change the beneficiaries of your retirement plan at any time.
• Gifts of Life Insurance – Some community members have named THE WAYNE THEATRE as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy. This gift is also revocable, allowing you to change the beneficiaries of your life insurance policy at any time.
The Wayne Theatre has benefited significantly from generous community members who chose to financially support THE WAYNE THEATRE through planned gifts. If you are considering including THE WAYNE THEATRE as a beneficiary in your estate plans (or have already done so) - or want to learn more about planned giving, please call Peggy Caister, Director of Advancement, at 540-942-9645, or email: peggy@waynetheatre.org

Thank you!

Questions?  
Please call 540-943-9999

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& MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT US

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AmazonSmile = Free Donations to the Wayne

Use AmazonSmile and support the Wayne Theatre with each purchase you make. It is easy and does not require a second account or password.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  When you use AmazonSmile.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Wayne Theatre Alliance. Support the Wayne Theatre by shopping at smile.amazon.com. Visit: smile.amazon.com

Chip-In App

Do you LOVE The Wayne Theatre? You now have a new way to support them through donations and by shopping in our community! Download the Beyond Chip-In App on your phone to get started. You can also text “DONATE WAYNE” to 609-375-0446 to donate without downloading the app. Will you CHIP IN?

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Making Spirits Bright 2021 - Cast A, presented by Valley Dance Theatre (STREAMING)
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