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For Individuals

76 Seasons is just the beginning
and the spotlight is on YOU!

For 76 years, Paper Mill Playhouse has been a beacon of creativity
and a cherished cultural home — INSPIRING everyday life through extraordinary, unforgettable theater, helping young people develop their artistic and creative POSSIBILITY through nationally recognized education programs, ENRICHING your community with hundreds of free cultural activities, and SHARING the joy of live theater with thousands of theater lovers with disabilities.

The annual donations of people just like you have been essential to everything Paper Mill has achieved, and your support today is essential to everything we plan for the future.

Now the spotlight is on your generosity. Make it shine!


Membership

In appreciation of your donation of $50 or more, we offer a variety of benefits designed to bring you closer to the work on Paper Mill’s stage.

Member $50-$99

  • Recognition in the donor book listing
  • Invitations to all Insider Updates - get the latest Paper Mill news and learn about upcoming events.

Friend $100-$249

  • 20% discount at the Paper Mill Playhouse Gift Shop
  • Complimentary subscription to Paper Mill Playhouse's eNewsletter
  • Paper Mill Playhouse Member Bag - stylish and reusable, it's the perfect way to show your support for Paper Mill Playhouse
  • Recognition in the donor book listing

$15 is not tax-deductible

Supporter $250-$499

  • Recognition for one year in all mainstage programs
  • Invitation to attend one Technical Rehearsal
  • 20% discount at the Paper Mill Playhouse Gift Shop
  • Complimentary subscription to Paper Mill Playhouse's eNewsletter
  • Paper Mill Playhouse Member Bag - stylish and reusable, it's the perfect way to show your support for Paper Mill Playhouse
  • Recognition in the donor book listing

$15 is not tax-deductible

Sponsor $500-$999

  • Invitation to attend one Arts and Culture Salon - learn how artists create the magic you see on the stage
  • Recognition for one year in all mainstage programs
  • Invitation to attend one Technical Rehearsal
  • 20% discount at the Paper Mill Playhouse Gift Shop
  • Complimentary subscription to Paper Mill Playhouse's eNewsletter
  • Paper Mill Playhouse Member Bag - stylish and reusable, it's the perfect way to show your support for Paper Mill Playhouse
  • Recognition in the donor book listing

$35 is not tax-deductible

 

Center Stage Society

When you donate $1,000 or more you become part of an inner circle working to help Paper Mill grow and thrive. You will enjoy special invitations to one-of-a-kind events with Paper Mill artists, private backstage tours and much more.

Benefactor’s Circle $1,000-$2,499

  • Center Stage Society Hotline for VIP ticketing service
  • Priority positioning for subscription upgrade requests
  • Exclusive events, such as select Dress Rehearsals
  • Invitation to attend the Arts and Culture Salon - learn how artists create the magic you see on the stage
  • Recognition for one year in all mainstage programs
  • Invitation to attend one Technical Rehearsal
  • 20% discount at the Paper Mill Playhouse Gift Shop
  • Complimentary subscription to Paper Mill Playhouse's eNewsletter
  • Paper Mill Playhouse Member Bag - stylish and reusable, it's the perfect way to show your support for Paper Mill Playhouse
  • Recognition in the donor book listing

$35 is not tax-deductible

Producer’s Circle $2,500-$4,999

  • Complimentary season parking
  • Invitation to celebrate Opening Nights with the Paper Mill artistic team at pre-performance cocktail receptions.
  • Center Stage Society Hotline for VIP ticketing service
  • Priority positioning for subscription upgrade requests
  • Exclusive events, such as select Dress Rehearsals
  • Invitation to attend the Arts and Culture Salon - learn how artists create the magic you see on the stage
  • Recognition for one year in all mainstage programs
  • Invitation to attend one Technical Rehearsal
  • 20% discount at the Paper Mill Playhouse Gift Shop
  • Complimentary subscription to Paper Mill Playhouse's eNewsletter
  • Paper Mill Playhouse Member Bag - stylish and reusable, it's the perfect way to show your support for Paper Mill Playhouse
  • Recognition in the donor book listing

$75 is not tax-deductible

Chairman’s Circle $5,000-$9,999

  • Invitation to a rehearsal in New York and lunch with a member of the Artistic Team
  • Invitations to join the cast and creative team at select opening night cast parties
  • Private backstage tour of Paper Mill Playhouse - explore behind the scenes with a member of the Paper Mill staff
  • Complimentary season parking
  • Invitation to celebrate Opening Nights with the Paper Mill artistic team at pre-performance cocktail receptions.
  • Center Stage Society Hotline for VIP ticketing service
  • Priority positioning for subscription upgrade requests
  • Exclusive events, such as select Dress Rehearsals
  • Invitation to attend the Arts and Culture Salon - learn how artists create the magic you see on the stage
  • Recognition for one year in all mainstage programs
  • Invitation to attend one Technical Rehearsal
  • 20% discount at the Paper Mill Playhouse Gift Shop
  • Complimentary subscription to Paper Mill Playhouse's eNewsletter
  • Paper Mill Playhouse Member Bag - stylish and reusable, it's the perfect way to show your support for Paper Mill Playhouse
  • Recognition in the donor book listing

$145 is not tax-deductible

Composer’s Circle $10,000 and above

Higher level contributions entitle donors to a variety of additional personalized privledges and recognition. Please call Linsey Short, Director of Individual Giving at 973.315.1661 for more information.

 

Monthly Supporter

Becoming a Monthly Supporter allows you to give smaller gifts over time and receive the same great benefits of membership. Your donation will be automatically charged to your credit card each month, and you will continue to receive all of the benefits of the level you choose until you cancel your plan. At the end of each calendar year we will send you a record of your giving history for tax purposes and give you an opportunity to update your pledge amount or the way you choose to pay it. Join today!

 

Matching Gifts

One of the easiest ways to increase your gift to Paper Mill Playhouse is through a matching gift, which can double your charitable-giving power. If your employer matches gifts, but you do not see it listed, please let us know.

Matching Gift Employers

Please check with your human resources department to see if Paper Mill Playhouse qualifies for your company’s matching gift program. Then submit your employer’s matching gift form.

Below are just some of the companies that are currently helping our donors increase their contribution through matching gifts.

Aetna, Inc.
Alcatel-Lucent
Alliance Bernstein
American Express
AIG
AT&T
ADP
Avaya, Inc.
Bank of America
Bank of New York Mellon
Becton Dickinson & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
C.R. Bard, Inc.
Celanese
Chevron
The Chubb Corporation
CNA
CPC International, Inc.
Deutsche Bank
Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc.
Eisai Corporate
ExxonMobil
Federated Department Stores
Financial Security Assurance, Inc.
First Energy Corp.

GlaxoSmithKline
Goldman, Sachs & Company
Hudson City Savings Bank
IBM
Investment Technology Group, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase
McGraw Hill, Inc.
Medco Health Solutions
Merck & Co., Inc.
Merrill Lynch
Minerals Technologies, Inc.
Morgan Stanley
National Exchange Carrier Association
Natixis Global Associates
Pfizer, Inc.
PNC
Prudential Financial
RBS Sempra Commodities
Schering-Plough
Telcordia-Technologies
UPS
Time Warner
Verizon
Wachovia

 

Gifts of Stock

If you have appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year, giving that stock to Paper Mill Playhouse can provide you with substantial tax benefits.

 

Ovation Society

There are many ways to create a meaningful legacy to help ensure the future of Paper Mill Playhouse that may also provide tax and financial benefits to you.

For more information about supporting Paper Mill Playhouse, please contact Linsey Short, Director of Giving at 973.315.1661