Ways to Give

“Creede is king of Truth and Heart both in its people and in the performances. They always say “yes” to new exciting ideas. CRT is deeply invested in creating plays, classes and workshops for young and old to enrich their theatrical knowledge and experience. What a legacy and gift to the community. CRT is truly buried treasure – once it is found it gives and gives and gives.”

— Cailtlin Wise, Actor

There are plenty of ways you can support CRT-whether to keep our current productions running, or to increase the impact of our future programming. You can make a difference through Individual Giving, planning a Future Contribution, donating to our Endowment Fund, or as part of your everyday Amazon Shopping. However you choose to participate, we’re grateful for your investment in the important work we do. Giving at any level enables CRT to create innovative productions, offer exciting education programs, and continue to be the economic engine for our community.

As a non-profit, nearly 50 percent of our operating budget comes from donor contributions. When you give to the CRT, you play an important role in bringing our artistic dreams and exceptional education programs to life.

Education Programs: CRT’s innovative and engaging education programs have made an impact on hundreds of thousands of students of all ages. Your gift will help these important programs grow.

Young Audience Outreach Tour: Your gift to CRT’s Young Audience Outreach Tour helps bring professional theatre to young people in rural Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah. For some of them, it is the only theatre they’re able to see!

General Operating Support: A general gift to CRT will be used where it is most needed, making professional theatre in the San Juan Mountains possible.

Production Support: Nationally recognized for artistic excellence, CRT produces nine plays and employs over 90 company members each season. From costumes to set pieces to lights, production gifts bring life to everything you see on stage.

New Work: CRT is committed to fostering playwrights and producing exciting new work. Support the Headwaters New Play Development Program with a gift today.

Honorary or Memorial Gift: An honorary or memorial gift to CRT is a perfect way to acknowledge and celebrate a friend or loved one. Once received, a personalized note will be sent to the honoree or family member notifying them of your kind gesture.

Enterprise Zone: In order to encourage support from individuals and businesses, the State of Colorado offers those who make a gift to the CRT a 25% tax credit on every donation of $100 or more. Contact the development office with any questions about Enterprise Zone at (719) 658-5420 ext. 231.

We are proud to have earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This highest possible rating is awarded to non-profits that exceed industry standards and execute their missions with financial efficiency and exceptional trustworthiness.

 Planned Giving

Take the next step in supporting CRT, join the Legacy Circle and secure artistic excellence for future generations.

Arranging a planned gift with Creede Repertory Theatre may provide tax advantages for your estate while allowing you to share your passion for live theater. CRT suggests that you consult your attorney or financial advisor to arrange a planned gift through a bequest, life insurance, annuities, trusts, IRAs or other planned giving arrangements.

Planned Gifts may be made to Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc. You can make a gift to Creede Repertory Theatre in your estate by using the following language: “I hereby give and bequeath to Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation in Creede, CO (specific amount, percentage of estate, or specific property) for general purposes.”

These important gifts ensure that CRT will continue to be the leading repertory theatre in Colorado and the region. Please call the Development Office, (719) 658-2540 ext. 231, with any questions.

Endowment Fund

The future is in your hands!

Creede Repertory Theatre’s endowment fund is designed to provide a resource that will help the theatre thrive for years to come. We invite you to join us in this effort.

Building an endowment is an essential step toward establishing CRT as a long-term refuge for theatre artists and theatre patrons alike. We hope to extend our reach and deepen the impact of our programs without losing the beautifully intimate connection that has existed among artists and patrons since day one.

Your endowment gift will join with others to form a carefully invested financial bedrock that will continue to expand for years to come.

For more information about our wide variety of endowment funds and exciting recognition opportunities, please call the Development Office at (719) 658-2540 ext. 231.

Give the Gift of…your Time!

Volunteer Usher before a show: Hand out Season Programs, Tear Tickets, and assist patrons in finding their seats! Everytime you are a Volunteer Usher you will receive a voucher worth half a ticket! Talk to one of our Front of House employees to find out how to sign up!

Help us spread the word about special events and shows by helping to hang up posters and flyers around town. Bonus: connect with your favorite Creede people and businesses!

For more information on how to give or where we need your give most, please contact the Development office at 719 / 658-2540 ext 231