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Thank you to the many individuals, businesses, foundations, and government grants who support KTC; you make the bold, intimate, and engaging work we produce at the Kitchen possible. Subscriptions and tickets sales cover just a fraction of what it takes to make great theatre. The rest is made possible thanks to your generosity and support. Thank you for making KTC a place that inspires audiences, builds community, and opens the door for important conversations.

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Make a gift where it’s needed most. Give an unrestricted gift, become a Monthly Sustainer, or find other ways to give. If you have questions about giving, please email or call the office at (607) 272-0570. 


Unrestricted Donations

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.

Monthly Sustainers

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.​ Please contact the office at or call the office at (607) 272-0570 to set up a reoccurring donation. ​

Other Ways to Give
Employer Matching Funds

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

In-Kind Products and Services​

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.

Donor-Advised Funds​

Does your banking or investment institution offer Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)? This is an easy, tax-free way to give to 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, and Vanguard Charitable.

Gifts of Stock

Making charitable gifts of individual stock or mutual fund shares helps Kitchen Theatre Company 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.


Make an impact through your business with a Show Sponsorship or Program Sponsorship and join KTC’s Season Supporters.

"Supporting the Kitchen? It’s a no-brainer. The Kitchen fills something in the arts scene in Ithaca. Local companies need to step up and support theatres."
— Peter Browning, Viva Taqueria & Cantina

Our corporate and business partners are committed to supporting the important conversations that happen in the Kitchen and take great pride in being part of the fabric of our local culture. Show and season sponsorships between $3,000-$20,000 also receive tangible benefits at every level, such as name and logo placement on posters, eBlasts, and newsletters, recognition in curtain speeches, invitations to special events and opportunities to meet artists and patrons, and acknowledgement on our website and social media.

Contact the office at or call the office at (607) 272-0570 to become a Kitchen Theatre Company partner today!


Make a lasting difference through your Will or Living Trust, Retirement Account, Transfer of Life Insurance Ownership, or Gift of Real Estate.

How do I know my time on earth matters? In many ways this is the question we try to answer through making art, particularly in theatre. We all put our own special stamp on the world that impacts the people around us and those for generations to come. Make a unique and lasting impact on Finger Lakes theatre with a bequest to the Kitchen Theatre Company. ​

For more information about making a bequest, or to be recognized for your planned gift to Kitchen Theatre Company, please contact Rachel Lampert, Artistic Director Emerita at or (607) 272-0570. 

“The two of us prize being part of the action in our KTC seats. Neither of us believes in an afterlife where we’ll still look out from the middle of the front row. Instead we’ve named KTC a partial beneficiary of an IRA we’ve set up for groups and causes we care deeply about. This connects us to future occupants of our seats—and to the ongoing importance of KTC in our community.” 

— Carl Ginet & Sally McConnell-Ginet


Make a contribution to your unique passion with a Restricted Gift to a Fund that speaks to you. Questions about making a gift to one of our Special Funds? Please contact Rachel Lampert, Artistic Director Emerita, at or (607) 272-0570.

The Artistic Director's Excellency Fund (ADEF)

Distinguished Supporters of The Artistic Director's Excellence Fund are invested in ensuring that all the productions at Kitchen Theatre Company are of the highest possible quality. 

In 2018-2019 Members of the AEF supported the following enhancements to KTC productions: 

  • Projection Designer and Equipment for Grounded

  • Movement Director for The Royale

  • ASL Interpreter access for Deaf artists for Tribes

Gifts to the Artistic Director's Excellence Fund, are separate from the Annual Fund. You can become a member by making a gift of $2,500+. 

Percy Browning Fund for New Music

Established in honor of Percy Browning, President Emerita of the Board of Directors of Kitchen Theatre Company, this fund supports the creation and commissioning of original scores, recording of original music for use in production, and live performance of music as part of KTC productions and archival recordings.

The Dewey/Goetz Fund for Design & Production

Named in memory and honor of Martha Dewey by her husband Kent Goetz, this fund supports enhancement of design and production by providing additional funds beyond the Kitchen Theatre Company’s annual budget.

Norma Fire Emerging Artist Award

Named for actress Norma Fire and created through a gift from the Estate of Norma Fire. At the beginning of each season, the Norma Fire Emerging Artist Award will be presented to the young person from the previous season whose work exhibited the most potential. Past recipients are Tyler M. Perry (2014-15), Emily Jackson (2015-16), David L. Arsenault (2016-17), Jewell Payne (2018-19). 

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