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For Individuals

There's theater and then there's
Paper Mill Playhouse.
Celebrate the difference.

Your generosity makes a world of difference to the thousands of students, teachers, artists, families, and theater-lovers who cherish having
Paper Mill in their lives.

Because of you, legendary artists and promising newcomers CREATE world-class productions, groundbreaking education programs INSPIRE students of all ages and award-winning access services and programs EMPOWER those in need.

Celebrate the Paper Mill difference. Make your donation today!

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In appreciation of your donation of $50 or more, we offer a variety of benefits designed to bring you closer to the work on Paper Mill’s stage.

Member $50

  • Complimentary subscription to Paper Mill's eNewsletter–receive alerts about the latest news, ticket discounts, and events.

Friend $100

All Member benefits, plus...
  • Paper Mill Playhouse Member Bag–stylish and reusable, it's the perfect way to show your support
  • 20% discount at the Paper Mill Playhouse Gift Shop

$15 is not tax-deductible

Supporter $250

All Friend benefits, plus...
  • Invitation to attend one Technical Rehearsal–an in-depth exploration of how the Paper Mill Artistic Team develops a production
  • Recognition for one year in all mainstage programs

$15 is not tax-deductible

Sponsor $500

All Supporter benefits, plus...
  • Invitations to the Arts and Culture Salon Series–learn how artists create the magic you see on the stage
  • Invitation to attend one Backstage Tour–explore behind-the-scenes at the theater with a member

$35 is not tax-deductible


Center Stage Society

Become part of this special group of our most generous supporters by making a gift of $1,000 or more and gain insight into the creative process at Paper Mill through working rehearsals. Opening Night celebrations, and much more!

Benefactor’s Circle $1,000

All Sponsor benefits, plus...
  • Invitations to select Dress Rehearsals throughout the season
  • Center Stage Society Hotline for personalized ticketing service
  • Recognition in the Paper Mill Lobby as a Center Stage Society member

$35 is not tax-deductible

Producer’s Circle $2,500

All Benefactor's Circle benefits, plus...
  • Invitation to celebrate Opening Nights with the Paper Mill artistic team at pre-performance cocktail receptions.
  • Complimentary parking for the season

$75 is not tax-deductible

Chairman’s Circle $5,000

All Producer's Circle benefits, plus...
  • Premiere Concierge Service–purchase available house seats for any production, make reservations for pre-show dining, facilitate complimentary ticket exchanges and receive priority subscription seating 
  • Guided Backstage Tour–explore behind the scenes after the performance of your choice with a member of the Paper Mill staff
  • Complimentary refreshments at the Carriage House Restaurant Wine Bar

$105 is not tax-deductible

Composer’s Circle $10,000

  • Invitation to a rehearsal in New York City and lunch with a member of the Artistic Team
  • Invitation to attend a closing Cast Reception and a photo opportunity with the cast of the production of your choice

$155 is not tax-deductible


Monthly Supporter

Becoming a Monthly Supporter allows you to give smaller gifts over time and receive the same great benefits of membership. Your donation will be automatically charged to your credit card each month, and you will continue to receive all of the benefits of the level you choose until you cancel your plan. At the end of each calendar year we will send you a record of your giving history for tax purposes and give you an opportunity to update your pledge amount or the way you choose to pay it. Join today!


Matching Gifts

One of the easiest ways to increase your gift to Paper Mill Playhouse is through a matching gift, which can double your charitable-giving power. If your employer matches gifts, but you do not see it listed, please let us know.

Matching Gift Employers

Please check with your human resources department to see if Paper Mill Playhouse qualifies for your company’s matching gift program. Then submit your employer’s matching gift form.

Below are just some of the companies that are currently helping our donors increase their contribution through matching gifts.

Aetna, Inc.
Alliance Bernstein
American Express
Avaya, Inc.
Bank of America
Bank of New York Mellon
Becton Dickinson & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
C.R. Bard, Inc.
The Chubb Corporation
CPC International, Inc.
Deutsche Bank
Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc.
Eisai Corporate
Federated Department Stores
Financial Security Assurance, Inc.
First Energy Corp.

Goldman, Sachs & Company
Hudson City Savings Bank
Investment Technology Group, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase
McGraw Hill, Inc.
Medco Health Solutions
Merck & Co., Inc.
Merrill Lynch
Minerals Technologies, Inc.
Morgan Stanley
National Exchange Carrier Association
Natixis Global Associates
Pfizer, Inc.
Prudential Financial
RBS Sempra Commodities
Time Warner


Gifts of Stock

If you have appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year, giving that stock to Paper Mill Playhouse can provide you with substantial tax benefits.


Ovation Society

There are many ways to create a meaningful legacy to help ensure the future of Paper Mill Playhouse that may also provide tax and financial benefits to you.

For more information about supporting Paper Mill Playhouse, please contact Linsey Short, Director of Giving at 973.315.1661