Giving FAQ

Have a question about how to donate to TDF? Contact or 212-912-9770 ext. *341
  • How do I make a gift in someone’s honor or memory? Supporting TDF is a thoughtful and meaningful way to honor a spouse, friend or colleague for a special milestone, such as a birthday or anniversary, or to pay tribute to those who have made a difference in your life. To make a gift in honor or in memory, go to DONATE NOW, select the program you would like to donate to and enter your gift amount. This will prompt the “in honor/memory” write-in field. If you have questions or would like a letter sent to your loved one notifying them that a gift has been made in their honor, please email their name and address to
  • How do I donate through my donor-advised fund? Please request that checks are made payable to TDF. Our tax-identification number is 13-6216919. Please note that gifts received from donor-advised funds may not be eligible for benefits in adherence to regulations set by the DAF manager. Please check with your donor-advised fund provider for more information.
  • Does TDF accept corporate matching gifts? Yes! You can double or even triple the impact of your contribution to TDF if your employer has a policy of matching charitable contributions. If so, please send your employer-provided matching gift form to: 

520 Eighth Avenue – Suite 801
New York, N.Y. 10018-6507
Attn: Development Department
  • How do I make a gift via stock transfer? When you give appreciated securities that you have owned for more than one year, you pay no capital gains tax on the gift and you may claim the current higher value of the stock as a charitable deduction. To make a donation via stock transfer, please contact Whitney Estrin, Deputy Director of Development, at 212-912-9770 ext. *345.

  • Does TDF accept IRA distribution gifts? Yes! Visit FreeWill to learn how to make donations directly to TDF through your individual retirement account.

  • How do I donate Crypto currency to TDF? TDF accepts gifts of Crypto currency through Simply choose Theatre Development Fund in the “choose a nonprofit” drop-down menu and fill out the remaining fields accordingly. Through this third party, your Crypto gift is liquidated immediately and the proceeds are sent directly to TDF. For more information, visit FAQ — Crypto for Charity.

  • How do I create a Facebook fundraiser for TDF? Go to TDF’s Facebook page and click on "Create Fundraiser." Choose a goal amount, an end date and a title for your fundraiser. Write a brief description about why you are raising money for TDF, add a cover photo and press create. Now your friends can donate!

  • How can I use AmazonSmile to support TDF? AmazonSmile is a simple way to support TDF at no cost to you! When using AmazonSmile for your online shopping, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to TDF. Please take a moment to sign up and select Theatre Development Fund as your charity of choice. All of your future purchases through AmazonSmile will make a difference to TDF. 

    Here's how to sign up for AmazonSmile:

    1. Visit

    2. Sign in with your credentials

    3. Select “Theatre Development Fund” as the charitable organization you would like to support

    4. Start shopping!

    5. Add a bookmark for to make it easy to return and shop at AmazonSmile

    Turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app:

    1. Make sure you're signed up for AmazonSmile (use your web browser to visit

    2. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app for iOS or Android

    3. Open the app and find “Settings” in the main menu (☰)

    4. Tap on “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app