Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Support

Ways to Give

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis relies on contributions from individuals, businesses, and institutions to support our award-winning work on stage In the Park, our extensive arts-education programs In the Schools, and our community-based story-telling experiments In the Streets — all of which expand participation in the arts and arts education throughout the St. Louis region. You can choose from a variety of ways to give, and access a variety of benefits in return.

Become a Member / Give

No other group contributes to our success as much as our generous individual donors. MORE

In appreciation of your support, we offer a variety of benefits designed to create a wonderful experience at the Festival. MORE

Recurring Gifts

Monthly giving is a convenient and efficient way to provide support to the Festival’s year round programming. You can commit to a regular donation automatically deducted from your credit or debit card. MORE

Matching Gifts

Did you know that many companies will double or even triple your gift to Shakespeare Festival St. Louis by matching your contribution dollar for dollar or more? With your employer’s help, you can double the impact of your support and, in many cases, upgrade your membership to a higher level. Companies will often match the gifts of retirees as well. MORE

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

The Festival’s tribute program is a wonderful way to mark a special occasion or remember a loved one. A personal acknowledgment is sent to the family or individual being honored, without reference to the size of the gift. Tributes of $60 or more will be listed in the Festival’s Annual Report. MORE

Stock Gifts

The gift of an appreciated asset, often common stock or mutual fund shares, is a valuable way to make a contribution to a charitable organization. Your contribution will help ensure the high quality of our productions on stage in addition to potential tax savings. MORE

IRA Charitable Rollover Contributions

An easy and impactful way to benefit Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is to direct that all or a portion of your annual “Required Minimum Distribution” from your IRA be given to the Festival.  Besides helping the Festival, such a gift helps you by reducing your income, which can have many tax and other benefits for you.  MORE 


In addition to promoting visibility and brand awareness, corporate and institutional sponsorship is an excellent way to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to supporting the arts, education, and community involvement. In addition to our Mainstage production in Forest Park, our programs In the Schools and In the Streets, provide opportunities for engagement with our audiences. MORE

Become a Friend of SFSTL

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has a wide variety of Volunteer opportunities to fit any time commitment, talent, or interest. Volunteering with the Festival is a fun, social, and rewarding way to support one of St. Louis’ leading arts organizations with your most precious gift: your time. MORE


To discuss the many ways you can support Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, please contact Linda Schulte at 314.531.9800 ext. 102 or