WAYS TO GIVE

WAYS TO GIVE

There are plenty of ways to make your philanthropic gift to SpeakEasy Stage. However you choose to give, your donation will impact our ability to produce SpeakEasy’s unique brand of entertaining, thought-provoking and compelling theatre. Thank you!

INDIVIDUAL GIVING

We can accept gifts in multiple ways – choose whatever works best for you!

DONATE ONLINE
Click here to make a one-time or recurring gift through our website using your credit or debit card.

MAIL A CHECK
Please make all checks payable to SpeakEasy Stage Company and send to our offices at 539 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116.

SEND A WIRE TRANSFER
SpeakEasy Stage is happy to accept gifts made through an electronic funds transfer. For more information or to receive transfer instructions, please contact the Director of Development at 617-440-3975 or development@speakeasystage.com.

GIVE FROM YOUR DONOR-ADVISED FUND
A donor-advised funds (DAF) is a convenient and tax-efficient vehicle for charitable giving that makes it easy for donors to direct funds toward their favorite nonprofit organization – SpeakEasy! If you would like to recommend a grant to SpeakEasy from your DAF, you will need our EIN/tax ID number: 22-3230841.

GIVE FROM YOUR INDIViDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT (IRA)
If you are over the age of 70 ½ you can make a distribution (up to $100,000) directly from your IRA to a qualified charity to meet your Required Minimum Distribution. Simply instruct your plan administrator to send a specific dollar amount directly to SpeakEasy via check or electronic transfer. You can also designate SpeakEasy as a full or partial beneficiary of your retirement account or designate to a percentage of your accounts to SpeakEasy. There may be tax advantages for you in making a gift from your IRA, but please consult with your own qualified financial, legal and /or tax advisor prior to making any decisions about your charitable giving.

MAKE A TRIBUTE OR MEMORIAL GIFT
Honor a member of the SpeakEasy community making a tribute or memorial gift in their name. Donate online or with a check and note it as a tribute gift with the name of the person you wish to honor. We will send them (or their family) a note to let them know about your tribute.

GIVE A GIFT OF STOCK
When you make gifts of appreciated stock, you may receive additional tax benefits for the full fair market value of the stock on the day of the donation and avoid the capital gains tax on unrealized appreciation on the stock. Contact your tax advisor for more information on how this charitable giving technique can work for you. To make a gift of stock to SpeakEasy, please contact your broker with our information:
Fidelity Investments
DTC #0226
Account Name: SpeakEasy Stage Co
Account Number: Y03-337030
Phone: 800-343-3548

If you are sending a stock gift, please let us know. These gifts may reach us without your name and contact information, and we would like to be able to thank you for your gift! Please contact the Director of Development at 617-440-3975 or development@speakeasystage.com with your broker’s name and phone number, the stock name, and the number of shares you are donating.

PLANNED GIVING

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s impact on the Boston theatre community, the South End neighborhood, and hundreds of thousands of patrons has been profound over its lifetime. To help sustain the success of the company for generations to come, please consider including SpeakEasy Stage in your estate plans. A planned or deferred gift can be a meaningful way to leave a legacy of support to an organization that has played an important role in your life.

Making a bequest to SpeakEasy Stage Company through your will or trust is simple and has a number of benefits. Your bequest or trust designation will not be subject to any federal estate tax when it transfers to SpeakEasy, maximizing its value. Of course, you will control the funding property during your lifetime and feel gratified knowing you have provided future support for SpeakEasy. It can be as simple as including this language in your will:
“I give and bequeath to SpeakEasy Stage Inc, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts, the sum of $_______ (or a description of the specific asset), or __% of the residue of my estate (or trust) after debts and expenses for the benefit of SpeakEasy Stage and its general purposes.”

Designating SpeakEasy as a beneficiary of your IRA or 401(k) plans can be a tax efficient way to make a gift to SpeakEasy. In many cases, you can simply log into your plan’s website and designate SpeakEasy as a beneficiary of the plan with a certain dollar amount or as a percentage of the remainder. Similarly, designating SpeakEasy as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or the owner of a whole life insurance policy that you no longer need, can have tax benefits for your estate as well. We recommend consulting your estate planning advisor for additional information.

SpeakEasy welcomes estate gifts of any size and seeks to recognize you for your gift in your lifetime. Please consider notifying us of your intention so that we may thank you personally and include you in our celebrations and conversations as long as we can.

You can download our Bequest Intention Form by clicking here! Simply complete it and send it to us at development@speakeasystage.com or 539 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116.

When we receive this form, you will immediately become a member of the ’92 Legacy Circle – a group of generous supporters who have declared an estate gift to the company. You will receive invitations to special events, a Legacy Circle pin, and optional recognition in event programs and our annual report. And – most importantly – we will regularly thank you for your leadership and vision for the future of SpeakEasy Stage.

A Lasting Gift

Please consider making a philanthropic gift to SpeakEasy Stage today. Your donation will make a significant impact on our ability to produce SpeakEasy's unique brand of entertaining, thought-provoking, and compelling theatre. Thank you!

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