Individual Giving

Each gift makes a difference

Individual Giving

Help keep the arts thriving in Naples with a donation today!

DID YOU KNOW?

Like most non-profit organizations, The Naples Players relies on the generous contributions of individuals to balance our budget.

In fact, only 60% of our yearly operating budget comes from ticket sales!

Your contribution not only helps to keep our ticket prices accessible to everyone, it also helps our KidzAct students get the materials they need, allows us to keep our accessibility services up-to-date, and even helps to keep the bathrooms fresh and clean!

We can’t do it without your patronage and your support. If you believe in the power of the arts, the importance of community, and the future of Naples, please consider donating. Recurring monthly gifts make a significant impact while make little impedance on you, and one-time donations are always appreciated.

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Every little bit helps. Whether you decide to make a one-time donation or a monthly recurring donation, know that you are helping in our mission to enrich, educate and entertain our community through a superior theatre experience.

Planned Giving

“Barbara always dreamed of being in the spotlight. While she was an avid reader and a regular audience member, family circumstances kept her from the stage. But when her granddaughter Emma began dreaming of the limelight, Barbara was quick to help her practice her lines, rehearse her characters, and was the first to purchase front-row seats for every performance. Now, Barbara is more excited than ever because Emma has the opportunity to experience theatre, learn new skills, and explore her own talents. In our eyes, Barbara is also a star – because she has included The Naples Players and KidzAct in her will. Thanks to Barbara, Emma and many other kids like Emma, have the opportunity to not only dream of the stage, but to experience it. Won’t you join Barbara in securing the future of our programs by including us in your legacy planning?”

Discuss your legacy or planned giving through:

  • bequests in Wills & Trusts
  • donations from IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) accounts
  • life insurance gifts
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • charitable lead trust.

To discuss the specifics of your donor goals, you and/or your financial advisor can contact John Sorey III, Executive Director at (239)434-7340 ext. 104 or jsorey@naplesplayers.org.

Exclusively sponsor a production in either Blackburn Hall or in the Tobye Studio and receive a range of benefits including credit in the annual program, all printed promotional materials and in our pre-show announcements. See a full list of sponsorship levels below.

For more information of the benefits of sponsorship please call John Sorey III, Executive Director, (239) 434-7340 ext. 104 or at jsorey@naplesplayers.org.

Take a look at our Guide to Gifting for a more comprehensive view of all the ways you can make a difference.

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the State; or by visiting www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.  CH3852.

This level will allow The Naples Players to make major investments in the “backstage” facilities that further the development of our performers and volunteers; and will allow us to create a specific meeting space to honor, train, and celebrate the community members that make The Naples Players unique.

As a Heart of the Community, you will enjoy these benefits:

  • Your Company/Family name on the renovated “backstage” entrance to the building
  • A full-page color ad in our season program
  • Inclusion on projections in our lobby for all shows and special events: minimum eight (8) productions.
  • Your Company/Family name placed on the Naples Players website with link to your website (if appropriate)
  • Company logo/Family name placed on the title page of each show’s program
  • Inclusion as the Heart of the Community in all season advertising, mailings, and literature (when space allows)
  • Twenty (20) Tickets during the run of each show
  • A special thank-you at each production’s opening night “Red-Carpet” event
  • A special grand-opening reception to show-off the new facilities
  • Inclusion on press releases, pictures, and information to kick-off The Naples Player’s new facility revitalization.
  • A special thank you at our upcoming Gala – February 6th, 2018
  • A special thank-you dinner prior to each production
  • Complimentary VIP service for Drinks to your seats
  • The opportunity to watch a production with the Stage Manager
  • Invitations to productions while in rehearsal

Presenting sponsorships enable The Naples Players to push the boundaries of the equipment, training, and materials available to the community. Accessibility devices, lighting and sound control, as well as costume and orchestra enhancements are only a fraction of the available benefit this sponsorship provides.

As a Presenting Sponsor, you will enjoy these benefits:

  • All benefits of the $50,000 level, PLUS
  • Your Company/Family name on the cover of the playbill
  • A full-page color ad in our season program
  • Inclusion on poster projections in our lobby for all shows and special events: minimum eight (8) posters.
  • Your Company/Family name acknowledged in the recording before the production.
  • Your Company/Family name placed on the Naples Players website with link to your website (if appropriate)
  • Company logo/Family name placed above the title on the title page of each show’s program
  • Inclusion as Presenting Sponsor in all season advertising, mailings, and literature (when space allows)
  • Fifteen (15) Tickets during the run of each show
  • A special thank-you at each production’s opening night “Red-Carpet” event
  • A special thank-you dinner prior to each production
  • Complimentary VIP service for Drinks to your seats
  • A special thank-you dinner prior to each production
  • The opportunity to watch a production with the Stage Manager
  • Invitations to productions while in rehearsal

Theatre champions help the Naples Players cover the production cost of a technical department for the entire season (scenery, for example); and ensure our volunteers have access to the latest techniques, training, and tools.

As a Theatre Champion, you will enjoy these benefits:

  • A full-page color ad in our season program
  • Inclusion on poster projections in our lobby for all shows and special events: minimum eight (8) posters.
  • Your Company/Family Name placed on The Naples Players website with link to your website (if appropriate)
  • Company logo/Family Name placed on the title page of each show’s program
  • Inclusion as Season Champions in all season advertising, mailings, and literature (when space allows)
  • Twelve (12) Additional Tickets during the run of each show
  • A special thank-you at each production’s opening night “Red-Carpet” event
  • Complimentary VIP service for Drinks to your seats
  • A special thank-you dinner prior to each production
  • Invitations to productions while in rehearsal

Season Partners enable the Naples Players to engage more members of the community by creating larger ensembles; helping to cover the costs of additional costumes, microphones, and materials – and help to cover the expense of our nationally renowned College Internship program. 

As a Season Partner, you will enjoy these benefits:

  • A half-page color ad in our season playbill
  • Inclusion on poster projections in our lobby for all shows and special events: minimum eight (8) posters.
  • Your Company placed on the Naples Players website with link to your website (if appropriate)
  • Company Logo/Name placed on the title page of each show’s program
  • Ten (10) Additional Tickets during the run of each show
  • A dinner introduction to the interns from around the country
  • A special thank-you at each production’s opening night “Red-Carpet” event
  • Complimentary VIP service for Drinks to your seats
  • Invitations to productions while in rehearsal

Title Sponsors enable the Naples Players to fully realize a production, ensuring that designers and performers can maximize their creative intent without the concern for overly limited budgets.

As a Title Sponsor, you will enjoy these benefits:

  • All benefits of the 5,000 level, PLUS
  • Exclusive invitations to a rehearsal
  • Your Company/Family name listed as Title Sponsor on the show poster and projections on display in the lobby
  • Your company placed on The Naples Players website with link to your website (if appropriate)
  • Your company logo placed on the title page of each show’s program
  • Eight (8) Tickets to the run of the sponsored show
  • A special thank-you at each production’s opening night “Red-Carpet” event
  • Complimentary VIP service for Drinks to your seats
  • A special thank-you dinner with cast and crew from the production

Exclusive Sponsorship of a major musical held in Blackburn Hall.

  • Prominent sponsorship credit in TNP Playbill, website, and e-blasts to over 10,000 email subscribers
  • 50 tickets (25 pairs) to be used for friends & clients during a Thursday-Saturday night performance the first week of the run’s performances
  • Full-page, full-color advertisement in TNP’s 2017-2018 Playbill ($3,200 value)
  • Logo and credit on all print advertising
  • sponsorship announcement/credit before each performance
  • 2 tickets for each play, and 4 tickets for each musical in the season

Exclusive Sponsorship of a play held in Blackburn Hall.

  • Prominent sponsorship credit in TNP Playbill, website, and e-blasts to over 10,000 email subscribers
  • 30 tickets (15 pairs) to be used for friends & clients during a Thursday-Saturday night performance the first week of the run’s performances
  • Full-page, full-color advertisement in TNP’s 2017-2018 Playbill ($3,200 value)
  • Logo and credit on all print advertising
  • sponsorship announcement/credit before each performance
  • 2 tickets for each play, and 4 tickets for each musical in the season

Adopting a Student enables the Naples Players to place a high-school student into intensive college preparation training, as well as additional performance opportunities to hone their crafts.

As an Adopt an Student sponsor, you will enjoy these benefits:

  • Exclusive invitations to a rehearsal
  • Your Company/Family name listed with the chosen student on the projections display in the lobby
  • Your company placed on The Naples Players website with link to your website (if appropriate)
  • Your company logo placed with the student’s bio in the playbill
  • Five (5) Tickets to the run of a show
  • A special thank-you at each production’s opening night “Red-Carpet” event
  • Complimentary VIP service for Drinks to your seats
  • A special thank-you dinner with your sponsored student.

Exclusive Sponsorship of a play held in the Tobye Studio.

  • Prominent sponsorship credit in TNP Playbill, website, and e-blasts to over 10,000 email subscribers
  • 30 tickets (15 pairs) to be used for friends & clients during a Thursday-Saturday night performance the first week of the run’s performances
  • Full-page, full-color advertisement in TNP’s 2017-2018 Playbill ($3,200 value)
  • Logo and credit on all print advertising
  • sponsorship announcement/credit before each performance
  • 2 tickets for each play, and 4 tickets for each musical in the season

Materials and Supplies
The Naples Players welcomes in-kind donations including some costume items, period furniture, and home goods for our stage performances. In addition, we often accept donations of services from area businesses. Please let us know if you’d like to make an in-kind donation of any type.

You can also find more information in our Guide to Gifting.

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