Ways to Give

Matching Gifts

Your employer may have a matching gift program that will match or even triple charitable contributions you make to nonprofit organizations. Check with your Human Resources department to learn if your employer does this and how you can participate. There is usually a form you will need to fill out and send to us to acquire the match. Thank you for taking the time to do this to increase the donation amount to Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc.

Contact us for more information.

Planned Giving: Legacy Society

Join our Center Stage Legacy Society!

Your contribution to the Center Stage Legacy Society helps ensure that the West Shore Theatre can continue far into the future, creating memories for generations to come. Your gifts through your will, retirement plan, paid insurance, property donation, appreciated stock, or designated plan will enable audiences to continue enjoying educational programs, music, theatre, and of course, the cinema.

If you are interested in further information about how you can include Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc. in your estate plans, or if you have already included us in your estate plan, please let us know.


What is an endowment? An endowment is a program established by a nonprofit organization to set up a fund or funds that are invested very conservatively, usually 60/40% to ensure that they are safe for years into the future. Your donations designated for endowment will benefit the future of Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc.

Donations you designate for endowment, either through planned giving or annual giving, are placed in these restricted funds with the intention that the corpus of the money will never be used, that only a percentage of the funds will be used on an annual basis for program. The percentage is determined by the board of directors, usually around 4%, but may change over time. This is meant to have the corpus grow in line with inflation to maintain the fund value over time for use by Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc.

Please reach out if you have questions about how you can donate to our endowment or to let us know you have planned endowment funds for Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc. in your estate plans.

Corporate Giving

Your business can make a significant impact on the programs and educational opportunities provided at the West Shore Theatre. Sponsorships provide the funds to hire presenting artists in music and theatre, rent films, hire instructors for theatre arts workshops, and cover operational overhead.

Your business sponsorship will be promoted through our public relations and marketing programs, on our social media channels and website, cinema presentation, and poster displays.

Sponsorship levels vary from program to program. Sponsorship benefits may include the following depending on the level of support provided:

  • Inclusion in advertising on screen before movie presentations
  • Ads presented on West Shore Theatre’s street side digital posters
  • Your company name and logo listed on our website
  • Your company name and logo listed on social media advertising for WST programs
  • Invitations to special program opening receptions
  • Invitations to annual major donor event
  • Pre-notice of selected musical, theatrical or cinema events
  • Other custom packages can be arranged

For sponsorship information, please contact Ann Moffitt, ACFRE, Director of Development.


Remember to explore volunteer opportunities for your employees, too!
Personalized Paver Program

Become part of the West Shore Theatre’s history by purchasing a personalized engraved paver to be installed in front of the theatre’s entrance. Honor or memorialize a family member, friend, pet, company, or organization—or simply connect yourself to the historic West Shore Theatre!

By participating in the Paver Program you are supporting the West Shore Theatre’s ongoing Capital Campaign, Phase 1. Your donations help defray remaining costs of the revitalization of the original building.

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Wish List

The following is a list of items or services that are helpful in the West Shore Theatre day-to-day operations:

  • Bottled Water
  • Printer Paper
  • Printer Ink
  • Specific Paper Products
Don’t forget to check out volunteer opportunities, too!

Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The official registration and financial information of Friends of the West Shore Theatre, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Gifts are deductible to the full extent of the law.