Donor Levels & Benefits

You can become a vital partner to Gulfshore Playhouse by creating transformative theatrical and educational experiences. Your gift ensures the success of each production by helping us hire world-class talent, by supporting our local artisans, and supporting our pre-professional education programs. Our supporters are putting Naples on the map for professional theatre. These integral donations support the overall operations of Gulfshore Playhouse, a LORT theatre.

What Part Will You Play?

You play a vital role. By supporting Gulfshore Playhouse, you are transforming a region and transforming lives.

The Director’s Circle (Cumulative Annual Giving totaling $25,000+):

Director’s Circle exclusive access includes:
  • Art Everywhere trips with the Founder of Gulfshore Playhouse: CEO and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury or with other artistic team members and other theatre professionals. Trip locations will vary annually.
  • The Founder’s Speaker Series – a variety of annual gatherings with acclaimed directors, designers and other theatre artists, in addition to multiple annual updates from the Gulfshore Playhouse senior team.
  • The opportunity to make an impact in the life of one of our seasonal education interns by becoming a mentor. 
  • Insider Tours of Gulfshore Playhouse spaces and locations
  • Invitations to the First Rehearsals for every Gulfshore Playhouse production
  • Annual Visionaries Dinner with Gulfshore Playhouse Founder Kristen Coury and senior team
  • Other curated opportunities to give back to the community and to Gulfshore Playhouse with activities tied directly to the mission of the organization

Director’s Circle members will be indicated by an * in all season materials and public listings.  There are several recognition levels within the Director’s Circle, with added benefits within each level. 


Season Angel ($250,000+):

  • Invitation to join the Director’s Circle plus: 
  • Four (4) tickets to the VIP Opening Night for each production of the 2022-2023 season
  • Additional tickets to the run of each show upon request (maximum of six). Invite friends and family to experience all the fun and laughter this season has to offer.
  • Special recognition on all promotional show posters
  • Prominent listing on the cover of each production’s playbill in the 2022-2023 season.
  • A commemorative autographed 2022-2023 season poster as a token of our appreciation.
  • Warm acknowledgement from the stage as a special recognition of your steadfast commitment during the curtain speech before each production
  • Two tickets to any show that you can give to your favorite charity. 
  • Private Dining experience with an artist associated with a production of your choice (dependent upon availability)
  • The opportunity to sponsor a budding philanthropist with a “Spotlight Sponsor” level gift. Your sponsored individual/couple will receive all the benefits of donors at this particular sponsorship level and will experience what it means to be a supporter of Gulfshore Playhouse.  What a unique way to give back and pay it forward at the same time. 
  • VIP Party at Gulfshore Playhouse: Host up to twelve (12) guests at your exclusive post-show dessert party with an artist meet and greet included (one show per season).

Season Benefactor ($100,000 – $249,999):

  • Invitation to join the Director’s Circle plus: 
  • Four (4) tickets to the VIP Opening Night for each production of the 2022-2023 season.
  • Additional tickets to the run of each show upon request (maximum of six). Invite friends and family to experience all the fun and laughter this season has to offer.
  • Special recognition on all promotional show posters
  • Prominent listing on the cover of each production’s playbill in the 2022-2023 season.
  • A commemorative autographed 2022-2023 season poster as a token of our appreciation.
  • Warm acknowledgement from the stage as a special recognition of your steadfast commitment during the curtain speech before each production.
  • Two tickets to any show that you can give to your favorite charity. 
  • Private Dining experience with an artist associated with a production of your choice (dependent upon availability).
  • Sponsor a budding philanthropist with a “Spotlight Sponsor” level gift. Your sponsored individual/couple will receive all the benefits of donors at this particular sponsorship level and will experience what it means to be a supporter of Gulfshore Playhouse.  What a unique way to give back and pay it forward at the same time. 

Season Ambassador ($50,000 – $99,999):

  • Invitation to join the Director’s Circle plus: 
  • Four (4) tickets to the VIP Opening Night for each production of the 2022-2023 season.
  • Additional tickets to the run of each show upon request (maximum of six). Invite friends and family to experience all the fun and laughter this season has to offer.
  • Special recognition on all promotional show posters
  • Prominent listing on the cover of each production’s playbill in the 2022-2023 season.
  • A commemorative autographed 2022-2023 season poster as a token of our appreciation.
  • Two tickets to any show that you can give to your favorite charity. 
  • Private Dining experience with an artist associated with a production of your choice (dependent upon availability). 

Executive Producer ($25,000 – $49,999):

  • Invitation to join the Director’s Circle plus: 
  • Four (4) tickets to the VIP Opening Night for each production of the 2022-2023 season.
  • Additional tickets to the run of each show upon request (maximum of six). Invite friends and family to experience all the fun and laughter this season has to offer.
  • Special recognition on all promotional show posters
  • Prominent listing on the cover of each production’s playbill in the 2022-2023 season.
  • A commemorative autographed 2022-2023 season poster as a token of our appreciation.

Fair market value of Goods and Services is valued at $910; the remaining $24,090 is fully tax-deductible.


Additional Benefit Levels:

Spotlight Sponsor – (Cumulative Annual Giving totaling $10,000 – $24,999)

Your donation entitles you to:

  • Two (2) tickets to the VIP Opening Night of your sponsored production
  • Four (4) additional tickets to the run of your sponsored production
  • Prominent listing on the title page of the playbill for your sponsored production
  • Special recognition as Spotlight Sponsor on all promotional show posters for your sponsored production
  • A framed commemorative autographed production poster as a token of our appreciation
  • Annual opportunity to be invited to join the Director’s Circle Affinity Group

Fair market value of Goods and Services is valued at $640; the remaining $9,360 is fully tax-deductible.

Star Sponsor – (Cumulative Annual Giving totaling $5,000 – $9,999):

Your donation entitles you to:

  • Two (2) tickets to your sponsored production
  • Special listing on the title page in the playbill for your sponsored production
  • A commemorative autographed show poster as a token of our appreciation

Fair market value of Goods and Services is valued at $140; the remaining $4,860 is fully tax-deductible.

Cumulative annual gifts totalling $4,999 and below are recognized, with our deepest gratitude, in each production’s playbill (printed and electronic) throughout the year. 

Would you like to learn more?

Contact Director of Development Sarah Owen at sowen@gulfshoreplayhouse.org or call 239-261-7529


GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization (U.S. EIN: 90-0178566) regulated by the Florida Division of Agriculture and Consumer Services pursuant to the Florida Solicitation of Charitable Contributions Act. Our FDACS Number is CH19104. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (800-435-7352) OR VISIT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.



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You play a vital role. By supporting Gulfshore Playhouse, you are transforming a region and transforming lives.