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Our community’s cultural offerings define who we are as a people, what we value, and how we perceive ourselves and others. For almost 30 years the Kitchen Theatre Company has  offered professionally-produced plays; programming opportunities for children, families, and community artists; and job skills training for young people, all with the goal of inspiring and connecting people through the live theatre art form. 

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At the Kitchen Theatre Company, your gift is transformed before your very eyes into beautiful stories that inspire and enrich the community. One of the best ways to show you value having a professional regional theatre right here at your fingertips is to make an unrestricted gift today.

“The plays represent people who look like me and the programming resonates with the various cultures in this community: LGBTQ+, poor folx, black folx, people with disabilities-- that’s why I continue to be involved and supportive. Kudos to the Kitchen for keeping those important conversations going!” - Leslyn McBean-Clairborne

Unrestricted Gift


Every season our community of artists and audiences grows and changes, presenting new challenges for sustaining the theatre. It’s our goal to become a competitive local employer, recruiting and retaining talented staff and artists who further our mission in the community. 

Giving monthly is easy and convenient and it provides a predictable base of support for the Kitchen Theatre. This is vitally important for the future of the organization. 

To set up an automatic monthly transfer from your bank email Cary Bland Simpson, Managing Director at or call (607) 272-0570. You can also contact your banking institution for other monthly payment options.

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“I give to KTC monthly because I know how much is needed. There are very few places where you can actually see how your donation is being used. A dollar goes very far at the Kitchen. There’s no excess. My donation is directly tied to the programming I experience and I think that’s really cool.”

- Maura Cody

Monthly Sustainer
Other Ways to Give



Does your employer match your charitable giving? If so, you can easily amplify your impact at the Kitchen Theatre Company. Check to see if your employer offers matching funds benefits. Employers currently supporting the Kitchen through employee match funding: Eaton Corporation 

  • IBM

  • Johnson & Johnson

For more information, please contact Cary Bland Simpson, Managing Director at or (607) 272-0570.


Do you like to give outside the box? We want to work with you! There are many meaningful ways to give that don’t require writing a check. From supplying refreshments for events, to providing health and wellness services for our staff and visiting artists, you can join the collaborative team at the Kitchen Theatre behind the scenes to make the magic happen.

If you’re interested in donating an in-kind product or service or have an idea of how to help, please contact Kiana Chow, Audience Services Associate at or (607) 272-0570. We want to hear from you!

Check out KTC’s current wishlist* for artist housing and office needs. It’s easy and convenient and delivered right to the doors of the Kitchen Theatre!   


Does your banking or investment institution offer Donor-Advised Funds? This is an easy, tax-free way to give to the Kitchen Theatre Company and support the quality theatre programming you value. Check with your banking or investment institution to see if giving through a Donor-Advised Fund is right for you.

KTC currently receives grants from Donor-Advised Funds through these banking institutions:

  • Fidelity Charitable

  • Renaissance Charitable Foundation

  • Schwab Charitable

  • Tompkins Charitable Trust

  • Vanguard Charitable 


Making charitable gifts of individual stock or mutual fund shares helps the Kitchen Theatre while avoiding costly capital gains taxes. Let KTC’s qualified broker help to transfer your stocks, proceeds of stock sales, or mutual fund shares painlessly and securely.

For questions or to schedule a transfer, please contact Cary Bland Simpson, Managing Director, at or (607) 272-0570.

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