Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage’s work is informed by our core mission to offer theatre and arts education experiences that nourish children’s imaginations, inspire them to embrace the complexity and diversity of their world, and help them to overcome their challenges through hope, courage, and, above all, creativity.


We believe that every child needs the arts in their life. Arts participation offers a valuable tool for promoting understanding, facilitating learning, building awareness, increasing self-esteem, spurring critical thinking, providing appropriate outlets for emotion and quite simply for enjoyment.


Your support isn’t just an investment in our future, but a gift that will make a powerful impact today.


The Friends Circle

We rely on the generosity of our circle of donors to sustain the productions and programs that play such an important role in the lives of young people. You and your contribution truly makes a difference.

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Imagination Stage’s Annual Gala will be on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Planet Word Museum in Washington, DC. The Annual Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and all funds raised support our professional theatre and arts education programs. Additionally, all proceeds raised during the live fundraising portion of the event will directly support our Learning Through Theatre programming. Learning Through Theatre (LTT) is a multifaceted program that uses a live theatre production as the centerpiece of a wide range of educational activities developed specifically for Title I schools and students from low-income households.


More Ways To Support

Online And Monthly

Make a gift today, or set up a recurring monthly gift that is right for you, by using our online donation form.


Use this form to send a check or money order made payable to Imagination Stage to:

Imagination Stage
Attn: Development
4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Donor Advised Fund

Please request that checks are made payable to Imagination Stage and mailed to this address:

Imagination Stage
Attn: Development
4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Imagination Stage’s tax identification number is: 52-1164889

Employer Matching

Many companies will match their employees’ gifts to Imagination Stage to double (or even triple) the impact of your donation! Some companies will also match the gifts of spouses, surviving spouses, and retirees.

Contact your employer’s Human Resources department to learn about their matching gift program.

Stocks and Bonds

Donate your stocks or bonds and earn tax benefits when you give.

There are many different ways to give to Imagination Stage, many of which provide tax benefits. We encourage you to talk to your financial advisor to learn more about this option.

Stock Transfer Instructions
Account Name: Imagination Stage Inc. (through PNC INVESTMENTS, LLC)
Account #: 005-483809

For a printable version of instructions, click here.

Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

Do you have an individual retirement account (IRA)? Did you know you can make a tax-deductible gift to Imagination Stage directly from your IRA? A gift from your IRA allows you to:

  • Utilize your required minimum distribution (RMD).
  • Reduce your taxable income.
  • Support Imagination Stage!

Please click here to learn more about how you can give directly from your IRA.

Planned Giving

Individuals who include Imagination Stage as a beneficiary of their will, trust, life insurance, or other financial instrument are invited to join the Creative Legacy Society. Click here for recommended language.

If you make a gift to Imagination Stage through your estate, we hope you will fill out this form and allow us to recognize you as a member of the Creative Legacy Society.

FY22 Planned Giving Form



In lieu of cash donations, Imagination Stage works with individual and corporate partners to secure in-kind donations that supplement our purchases. At this time we are specifically looking for in-kind donations of:

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (to support our special events)
  • Hors d’oeuvres and desserts (for our community meetings and other events)
  • Advertisement space (to get the word out about our exciting programs)

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to donate in-kind.

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Thank You To Our Supporters


  • Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
  • Maryland State Arts Council
  • Maryland State Department of Education
  • U.S. Small Business Administration


  • DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
  • The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation