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Ways to Give


You can easily make a gift anytime day or night at


Call our Development Department at 312.667.4983 Monday–Friday, 9:00‑5:00 p.m.


Download this form, print, and mail to:

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
C/O Development Office
800 East Grand on Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Gifts of stock

Donors can gift appreciated securities, receiving, in the form of a tax-deduction, the full fair market value of the stock at the time the gift is made, as long as the stock has been held for at least one year.

  1. Email Emily Hansen, Director of Development at [email protected] with:
    Your name
    The name of stock and number of shares
    The approximate value you plan to transfer.

    Donor information does not accompany transfers so your notification to CST ensures that we can properly credit your generous donation.

  1. Contact your broker to initiate the transfer to our account:
    For electronic deliveries: DTC: # 0226
    FBO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    Account Number: NT2-122740
  1. Northern Trust Securities will document the receipt and sale of the donated stock, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater will issue an acknowledgement letter for your tax records.

Donor Advised Fund

To recommend a gift through your donor-advised fund:

  1. Contact Director of Development Emily Hansen at [email protected] and alert us of:
    Your name
    The Donor Advised Fund through which you plan to recommend a disbursement
  1. Contact your broker to recommend a grant be issued.
    You may be asked for the following information:
    Legal name: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    Address: 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
    Federal tax ID number: 36-3467607

Planned Gift

Download our Letter of Intent, and use the following language in your estate plans:

“I hereby give and bequeath to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, a not-for-profit corporation in Chicago, Illinois (specific amount, percentage of estate, or specific property) for general purposes.”