As a nonprofit organization, we strive to provide the highest quality original musical theatre at the most affordable price. Ticket revenues cover only about 70% of our expenses each year. The rest of these dollars come from our dedicated donors through charitable contributions. All donors are recognized in our Playbill. Gifts of all amounts are greatly appreciated.
AFT holds to its mission of providing original musical works appropriate to people of all ages. We do this while promising to keep our ticket prices affordable. In 2014 our average price for a summer evening performance was just $18.01 per ticket - truly a bargain for professional theatre.
This can be a challenge for a professional theater with professional theatre expenses. Therefore we must rely on philanthropic support to keep performances moderately priced. In addition to financial contributions, we have over 250 community volunteers who assist the organization throughout the year.
Support excellence in the performing arts by donating to American Folklore Theatre. Your charitable gift qualifies as a tax deduction, as allowed by the IRS.
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Visionary ($10,000 and up)
Benefactor ($5000 - $9999)
Producer ($2500 - $4999 )
Director ($1000 - $2499 )
Actor ($500 - $999)
Designer ($250 - $499)
Stage Manager ($100 - $249)
Donor ($50 - $99)
Friend ($1 - $49)
Many companies will match their employees' donations to non-profit organizations. If your employer participates, please contact them and let them know you would like them to match your donations to AFT. They will have some paperwork for you to complete.
Fred Alley New Musical Fund
AFT produces original musical works. A new show can take three years of writing and workshopping before it is ready for production. AFT needs to provide for our authors and directors with financial resources and time to continue bringing you the excellent shows that have become a standard for AFT. For more information please visit the Fred Alley New Musical Fund page.
Consider a Gift of Stock or Securities
A gift of stock can provide much needed support for AFT and offers you financial benefits as well. Publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, etc.) may be transferred to AFT, entitling you to an income tax reduction for the full market value of the securities. For more information on how to transfer your securities to AFT, contact Dave Maier at the AFT Office, (920) 854-6117 x102.