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As a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, The Hanover Theatre relies on membership, Access to the Arts fund contributions, corporate sponsorships as well as Planned Giving donations to sustain our operations and ensure our success.

Your support is critically important in maintaining our historically significant theatre and providing education and outreach programs that benefit our community.  Your contributions are 100% tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Become a member and play an important role in keeping our nonprofit organization strong so that we may continue to serve the cultural needs of our community.

Access to the Arts Fund

We hope you will consider giving to this year's Access to the Arts fund and help our nonprofit organization make theatre accessible to all!  Your contribution will go directly toward fulfilling our mission to foster and nurture a love and appreciation for the performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow.

"The Hanover Theatre's generosity gave members of our community, who likely would not have had the opportunity to experience a true holiday classic, not only phenomenal performance but in a spectacular venue too." - Tim Garvin, United Way

Corporate Sponsorships

The Hanover Theatre is proud to partner with the regional business community to provide excellent value through membership benefits and marketing opportunities for corporations and businesses of all sizes. Learn more about Corporate Sponsorships.

Tribute Gifts

Remember a life and celebrate an occasion with a tribute gift to the theatre.

Securities

The best stocks to donate during your lifetime are those that have significantly increased in value because by gifting them you will receive IRS gift credit for the current value of the stock and you will avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated portion.  If you wish to keep the stock in your portfolio you can gift our organization the stock and then purchase the same stock through your broker.  You will have received the same income tax deduction but will have a new higher basis in the stock.

Bequests

By including The Hanover Theatre in your will, you can associate yourself in perpetuity with this premier cultural organization and ensure that it continues to serve the community for years to come.  You may make a bequest to The Hanover Theatre simply by adding a codicil to your present will.  This should be done with the advice of your attorney.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) are gift arrangements that enable donors to contribute to the theatre while providing financial support for themselves or others.  A flexible gift instrument, a CRT enables a donor to:

Claim a charitable tax deduction in the year the gift is made
Retain an income stream from the gift for themselves or others
Remove those assets from their taxable estates, and ultimately leave a substantial gift to charity
Avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated assets donated to the trust

Retirement Plan Assets

If retirement account assets are left to anyone other than a spouse, they may be subject to very high taxation.  By designating The Hanover Theatre the recipient of benefits remaining in your retirement plan, or by using them during your lifetime to support a charitable gift, you may reduce the taxes that would be imposed on those assets that have grown tax-free, while accomplishing more with your other assets.