• $5,000 will support free public performances
  • $3,500 will subsidize BorderLight's community engagement initiatives, including free tickets offered to Cleveland residents with limited means
  • $1,000 will offset housing costs for touring artists
  • $500 will support the rental of iPads for ticket sales in the festival footprint
  • $300 will help us hire a stage manager or board operator for a Fringe show
  • $100 will provide snacks and office supplies to our volunteers

Through your support, BorderLight can continue to bring the vibrancy of an annual performing arts festival to downtown Cleveland, shining a spotlight on our city's abundant arts and culture community and our rich cultural assets.

Explore the Benefits of Supporting BorderLight Theatre Festival

We invite you to discover the exclusive benefits that come with support for our organization. Each tier offers unique perks designed to enhance your experience and showcase our gratitude. Scroll down to see the different donation tiers and the corresponding benefits.

Together, we share the capacity, ability, and desire to assert Cleveland鈥檚 stature as a world-class city of artistic innovation. We hope you will join us in this effort.

Ready to make a donation? Click the link below.

Donate Stock to BorderLight聽

Click the link below to discover the financial advantages of contributing stock assets and learn about the simple steps to make your donation. Your support helps us continue our mission and ensures a vibrant future for the arts.

Consider Donating Your Gently Used Device

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If you have an older iPad that is no longer needed, please consider donating it to BorderLight Theatre Festival! We use iPads for voting and audience surveys and each donated device will help us save on rental fees. Share your contact information through this form and we will be in touch.

Donor Advised Funds

As a qualifying charitable organization, BorderLight welcomes donations via your donor-advised fund.聽 Many donors find this to be a great way to donate to their favorite charities.聽Speak to your financial advisor and learn the many benefits of supporting a nonprofit like ours through a Donor-Advised Fund

Corporate Matching

Maximize Your Impact with Matching Gifts from Your Employer!聽

Did you know that many employers offer matching gift programs to support charitable donations made by their employees? You can double or even triple your contribution to BorderLight Theatre Festival by taking advantage of your employer's matching gift program.

How It Works:

1. Check Your Eligibility: Ask your employer if they offer a matching gift program.

2. Submit Your Matching Gift Request: If your company particpiates, request a matching gift from your employer and follow their istructions to submit it along with your donation to BorderLight Theatre Festival. Your employer's matching gift form may require our tax exempt number.

3. Watch Your Donation Multiply: Once your employer processes your matching gift request, your contribution will be matched according to their guidelines, effectively increasing your impact.

Why Matching Gifts Matter:

Matching gifts are an easy way to make your donation go further, allowing you to maximize your support for BorderLight Theatre Festival without any additional cost to you.

Don't miss this opportunity to double your impact! Check if your employer offers a matching gift program today.

You Make BorderLight Happen

Interested in a higher level of involvement through your company or organization? BorderLight Theatre Festival sponsorships opportunities are available.

To discuss benefits and other donation opportunities please contact Dale Heinen at聽

BorderLight is also able to receive gifts of stocks, bonds, other securities or real estate. Contact your financial advisor for more information.

The BorderLight Festival is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to presenting innovative theatre that inspires, builds cross-cultural understanding and celebrates the diversity of the human experience.聽