Support

BTE’s financial support is derived not just through ticket sales, which account for 25% of our annual income, or special events and educational programming which account for an additional 30%, but also through corporate sponsorships, individual donations, community events and foundation and government grants.

This support allows Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble to bring art into the lives of so many in our community at affordable prices.  It allows us to achieve our mission – to awaken the imagination, provoke questions, and embolden the spirit.  By presenting, encouraging and inspiring creativity, BTE helps to make our community a vibrant and desirable place to live and work.

Please consider supporting Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in its role of enhancing the lives of those it touches.

 

Ways to Give      Annual Giving      Project Discovery      Sponsorships      Legacy Society      Friends of BTE

Ways to Give

Click here to give a cash donation via our website right now or click the yellow donate button above to give using your PayPal account.


Give by mail
Send your check to: BTE Annual Giving,
226 Center Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Give by email
Email Development Director Cindy Schultz

Give by phone
Give us a call at (570) 784-5530 ext 102


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Annual Giving

Annual Giving donors provide vital support for the theatre's thought-provoking and lively productions, innovative educational programs, and the creation of new work. With your annual gift you join the Ensemble Circles, each level named for a favorite playwright.  

  • ·         Shakespeare Circle ($20,000+)
  • ·         Sophocles Circle ($10,000-$19,999)
  • ·         Brecht Circle ($5,000-$9,999)
  • ·         Moliere Circle ($2,500-$4,999)
  • ·         Chekhov Circle ($1000-$2499)
  • ·         Shaw Circle ($500-$999)
  • ·         Ibsen Circle ($250-$499)
  • ·         Williams Circle ($100-$249)
  • ·         Wilder Circle ($50-$99)
  • ·         Online listing ($25-$49)

Ensemble Circle members are listed in each of our production playbills and appear on our website.

The generosity of our annual giving donors extends well beyond financial support; donors enliven audiences, bring enthusiasm to special events, and help sustain the dynamic community interchange that makes BTE central to the arts in Bloomsburg and the region.

They understand that art matters!

Annual giving donations can be one time gifts or made throughout the year.  Many donors are choosing the option of automatic monthly donations through a bank account or credit card which spreads their donation out over a period of time and helps BTE with its budgeting process.

Become an Ensemble Circle member today!

Donate through BTE's Secure Processing Site - Arts People- click below

Donate to BTE using your PayPal account- click below


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Project DisCovery

Our flagship educational program provides FREE matinees to high school students in the five-county region surrounding Bloomsburg—completely funded by the generous contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations, and corporations.

Since its inception in 1994, over 44,000 students have seen Project Discovery productions. It’s common that these performances are the first time students witness live theatre.

What your contribution makes possible:

Every $9.50 of your Project Discovery contribution ensures one student’s admission to professional theatre and helps us reach our program’s goals:

  • Make theatre available to all students regardless of financial status, academic standing, or location
  • Provide teachers with curriculum-based study guides, thereby enhancing their students’ theatre experience
  • Help students develop the well-rounded mind essential for success in today’s world
“There is an immediacy and intimacy between actor and audience that can only happen in live theatre.  For most of my students this was their first taste of live theatre and for many it will be the only one they will every attend.”    
-Laura Hudak, Holy Cross High School                                          

For more information or to discuss supporting Project Discovery, please contact Cindy Schultz, Development Director at Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at cgschultz@bte.org or (570) 784-5530 ext 102.

Check out the Project Discovery Production History     
ee our list of Project Discovery Donors here


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sponsorships

Corporate sponsorship of a MainStage show or other recurring program at BTE is a great match for many organizations.  In return for a sponsorship, organizations may receive the following benefits:

  • A press release and photo opportunity announcing the sponsorship
  • An advertisement in our show program and recognition on the title page of the program
  • Credit on television spots
  • Tickets to the performance of your choice
  • Recognition in press releases about the show or program
  • Logo on our www.bte.org website for the season
  • Lobby signage during the sponsored show or program
  • Recognition on print ads, posters, and postcards for the sponsored show or program
  • Recognition included in curtain speeches for the sponsored show or program

Bringing your entire office to a performance – the Holiday show is an especially great way to treat your staff to a fun night out…and a great side benefit to a show sponsorship.

We will be happy to meet with you to discuss other ways that your organization can become a sponsor at BTE.
Contact Development Director Cindy Schultz to talk about the many options. cgschultz@bte.org, (570) 784-5530 ext. 102.

Thank you to the corporations and foundations who sponsor Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.

Thank you to our Season Media Sponsors Press Enterprise, WHLM, WNEP, and Seven Mountains Media

Thank you to our Season Media Sponsors Press Enterprise, WHLM, WNEP, and Seven Mountains Media

Thank you to the foundations that support Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble: Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Degenstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Merck Company Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation, Mitrani Foundation, Magee Family Foundation, Central Susquehanna Community Foundation

Thank you to the foundations that support Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble: Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Degenstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Merck Company Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation, Mitrani Foundation, Magee Family Foundation, Central Susquehanna Community Foundation


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Legacy Society

A Legacy Gift is the ultimate expression of commitment to, and appreciation of, the art and quality of life that Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble brings to the region.  These individuals have made a planned gift through their estate to benefit BTE and have joined our Legacy Society.  Theirs is a gift for future generations!

Barbara P. Criswell
Ralph Rees
Jim Slusser
Roger and Mary Brown
Harland Shoemaker
Robert and Sharon Schafer
Peter Chapla
Ruth Roush
Florence Thompson
Mary Elizabeth Rarig
Mark Gardner
Marilyn Ward
Nancy Marr

If you would like to plan your legacy at BTE, please contact Development Director Cindy Schultz at (570) 784-5530 ext102 or email her at cgschultz@bte.org.


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Friends of BTE

JOIN THE FRIENDS OF BTE…

There are many opportunities to play a role at BTE – from ushering to hanging posters to working at one of our fundraisers.  Take a look!  

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