Ways To Give

For 50 years, CSC has been the place to experience the classics up close. Our work requires much more support than can be raised from ticket sales alone, and each season is made possible in part by the generous support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today. Your gift enables our mission—from creating thought-provoking theater to introducing the power of Shakespeare to thousands of students in New York City every year.


Classic Stage Company
Development Department
136 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003

CSC gratefully accepts planned gifts, donations of stock, in-kind contributions, and underwriting of our events, productions, and programming. Please call Leah Cox at the number above for details.


Support Levels & Benefits

Friends – $25 to $99


Associates – $100 to $249

All benefits of the Friends level, plus:


Partners – $250 to $499

All benefits of the Associates level, plus:


Donors – $500 to $999

All benefits of the Partners level, plus:


Patrons – $1,000 to $2,499

All benefits of the Donors level, plus:


Benefactors – $2,500 to $4,999

All benefits of the Patrons level, plus:


Visionaries – $5,000 to $9,999

All benefits of the Benefactors level, plus:





Please call Leah Cox at 212.677.4210 x24 to discuss details and opportunities.

Legacy Giving

Through a designation in your will, naming CSC as a beneficiary on life insurance or retirement plans, or other planned gifts, you will play an important part in ensuring CSC thrives in perpetuity.

Legacy donors are given opportunities to become more involved with the theater, including special events and opportunities to meet artists, and will be acknowledged with special appreciation in Playbills (unless anonymity is requested).

Planned gifts include:

Including CSC in your will costs you nothing in your lifetime and the contribution will be exempt from federal and state estate tax, reducing the tax burden left for your heirs and maximizing their inheritance.

Naming CSC as a whole or partial beneficiary of your IRA or 401(k) plan reduces the size of the taxable assets inherited by your heirs and decreases federal and state taxation of your estate.

Naming CSC as a beneficiary of an existing policy or transferring a policy when it is no longer needed allows you to make a large gift at little cost, and your donation is exempt from federal and state estate tax.

Creating a gift annuity contract or trust with CSC as a beneficiary can remove taxable assets from your estate and help your heirs to avoid inheritance taxes.

Writing a check, transferring stock, or giving online today maximizes your tax deduction and removes taxable assets from your estate, saving your loved ones money down the road.

If you would like to include CSC in your estate planning, please complete this form. Completed forms may be emailed to CSC, or follow the instructions on the form to print and mail.



CSC, in recognition of Rosemarie Tichler’s extraordinary legacy of identifying and nurturing new generations of young actors, has instituted The Rosemarie Tichler Fund. The Fund continues Ms. Tichler’s commitment to the future well-being of young actors by awarding a yearly grant to a promising young artist who merits such recognition, and has appeared on CSC’s stage that season. The Fund is particularly sensitive to helping young actors who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The grant, in the amount of $3,000, may be used by the recipient to continue any aspect of their training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. Your fully tax-deductible donation helps us continue to support young actors during this crucial stage in their careers.

2016 Recipient
Mirirai Sithole appeared in CSC’s recent production of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, directed by Brian Kulick. Other New York Theater: The Hundred We Are, C.O.A.L. – Confessions of a Liar, Autumn’s Harvest (Lincoln Center Education). Regional: Remix 38 (Humana Festival), Our Town, and Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville). TV: “The Affair, “Master of None,” and “Broad City.” Mirirai Sithole received her BFA in theater from Adelphi University.