Give Annually

We greatly appreciate our generous donors to Cal Shakes, no matter what the level!

Those who are able to donate $150 or more are designated as members of the Champions Circle. These patrons enjoy onsite comforts, access to special events, and other perks—but every heartfelt donation shows that you believe in our creative and community work, and for this we are so grateful!

If you’d like more information, please contact our Donor Relations Manager Shanti Peterson at speterson@calshakes.org or 510.899-4907.

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Cal Shakes 2019 Season Donor Benefits

As of April 16, 2019
Each level incorporates the benefits of the smaller gift levels

Gift: up to $149

    • Early access to, and special digital content and experiences
    • Invitation to our free Annual Donor Appreciation Event
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are taking a stand for the arts, equity, and community!

Ensemble $150-299

  • $10 off additional tickets
  • Recognition in playbills – one per season

Supporting Cast $300-599

  • Discount at Cal Shakes Cafe ($5 off a minimum $25 purchase)
  • Complimentary Hot Beverages at Cal Shakes Cafe

Stage Manager $600-1,199

  • Recognition in playbills – entire season
  • Your blanket awaits at your seat

Leading Player $1,200-2,999

  • No-host invitation to Opening Night dinner ($50 ticket fee)
  • Any donation you make at this level can be set up for a one-night matching challenge. Post-performance audience donations will be matched up to the level you contribute, and you’ll receive on-stage recognition!

Director $3,000-5,999

  • Reserved picnic table – must be booked in advance

Associate Producer $6,000-11,999

  • VIP parking
  • Recognition as Associate Producer for your chosen production, including in all print materials, on the Cal Shakes website, and in donor listings
  • Complimentary Invitations for 2 to Opening Night dinner and performance for your chosen production

Producer $12,000-24,999

  • Prominent recognition as a Producer of your chosen production, including in print materials, on the Cal Shakes website, in donor listings, and at the Opening Night curtain speech for your chosen production
  • 4 additional tickets to use at your discretion during the run of your chosen production
  • A complimentary bottle of wine at your reserved picnic table for each production

Executive Producer $25,000-49,999

  • Prominent recognition as an Executive Producer for the entire season: in curtain speeches, print materials, on the Cal Shakes website (Q&A feature), in donor listing, and with a snapshot (two-sentence profile) in the playbill
  • Complimentary Invitations for 4 to Opening Night dinner for all four shows
  • Six additional tickets to use at your discretion over the course of the season
  • Opportunity to have the Artistic Director or Dramaturg join your picnic table for a pre-performance discussion (complimentary wine provided; dates to be agreed upon)

Presenter $50,000+

  • Premier recognition as a Presenter, for the entire season: in curtain speeches, in print materials, on the Cal Shakes website (Q&A feature), in donor listing, and with a snapshot in the playbill
  • 8 additional tickets to use at your discretion over the course of the season