DONATE

Did you know that ticket prices only pay for 40% of the cost of producing a show? Your contributions help with the rest of the cost and allow us to continue our commitment to the high artistic standards and meaningful community impact that you've come to expect at the Jungle. 

Support the Jungle Theater and its vision to be a neighborhood theater with national impact!

PLANNED GIVING

Legacy gifts ensure a bright future for the Jungle, making it possible for generations to come to enjoy masterful acting, storytelling and production design. There are three ways to plan your gift. 

1. NAME THE JUNGLE THEATER IN YOUR WILL

How It Works:

  • Include a bequest to the Jungle Theater in your will, trust or estate plan.
  • Indicate a specific amount or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust.

Benefits:

  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your gift to accommodate changing circumstances.
  • You can direct your gift to a particular purpose if you wish, or designate it to general operating expenses.
  • There are potential tax advantages; please check with your tax advisor.

 

2. DESIGNATE THE JUNGLE AS A BENEFICIARY IN YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN OR LIFE INSURANCE POLICY

How It Works:

  • Name the Jungle Theater as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or life insurance plan.
  • Designate the Jungle to receive all or a portion of the balance of your plan through your plan administrator.
  • The balance in your plan passes to the Jungle after your death.

Benefits:

  • Continue to take regular lifetime withdrawals.
  • You maintain flexibility to change beneficiaries if your family's needs change during your lifetime.
  • There are potential tax advantages; check with your tax advisor.

 

3. INITIATE A GIFT OF STOCK OR APPRECIATE ASSETS

How It Works:

  • Transfer appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year
    to the Jungle Theater.
  • The Jungle sells your securities and uses the proceeds for its programs.

Benefits:

  • You receive the immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the
    date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold.
  • Giving stock could be more beneficial to you than giving cash; consult your tax advisor.

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLAN A GIFT TO THE JUNGLE, CONTACT:

Chris Scholl
Managing Director
scholl@jungletheater.com
612-278-0141

 

INSTITUTIONAL GIFTS

The Jungle Theater is grateful for the generosity of the many businesses, foundations, and government agencies listed below. Their gifts to the Annual Fund provide invaluable support for ongoing productions and programming at the Jungle.

For information on how you can support the Jungle's artistic initiatives as a sponsor or corporate partner, please contact Chris Scholl at scholl@jungletheater.com.

The Paula and William Bernstein Family Foundation
The Rahr Corporation
The Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation, Inc.

Matching gifts contributed by:

Medtronic
Best Buy
Macy's
General Mills
Thomson Reuters
Voya