Individual Giving


Why Give?

Your contributions make a difference!

There are many ways to give and be involved with Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Your contribution, no matter the size, matters to us. Donations enable us to present extraordinary theater, provide affordable tickets and educational outreach programs for our community, and invest in new work which keeps the theater community vibrant. Did you know that ticket sales only cover a little more than half of the costs of running a professional theater company? We count on more than 4,000 individuals like you to help raise the remaining funds needed. That is why you are so important!

There are two main funds to choose from when making a donation. The Annual Fund gets channeled directly into Portland Center Stage at The Armory and the operating costs of running a theater company. People who donate are critical to keeping theater thriving in our lives and, as a bonus, receive some very special benefits and behind-the-scenes event opportunities.

Please consider making a gift. Your contributions are invaluable to us and enrich our community.

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Donor Benefits and Unique Opportunities

Thank you for considering a gift to Portland Center Stage at The Armory. In recognition of your generosity, we offer a host of benefits and privileges exclusively for donors! Click here for a printable list of our many donors levels and benefits.

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Below, learn more about how to make your gift and some unique ways to contribute.

  • Online. Click here to donate online now!
  • Mail in a check to Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209.
  • Over the phone: Call our Development Office at 503-445-3744.
  • In person: Come to the box office and make a donation in person with cash, check or credit card.
  • Monthly Giving Program: If you want to spread your gift out over the year, your credit or debit card will be charged the same amount each month for one year. Minimum monthly gift is $10.
  • Stock gift: Click here for our DTC information.
  • Sponsor a production: You can help underwrite a specific show that you are excited about! We offer an array of customizable benefits and recognition.
  • Sponsor a group of students to come see a production: We could send a class of 30 students to the theater for $500, as well as provide resource guides, pre-show student workshops and post-show Q&As.
  • Make a tribute gift: As a unique way to honor someone you care about, make a tribute gift in their honor. The person will be notified of your gift and we list all tribute gifts of $100 and above in our playbills.
  • Make an in-kind donation of goods and/or services: Some examples of items to donate would be office supplies, wine, hardware, fabric, costumes, lighting, batteries, paint, etc.
  • Your time and expertise are valuable to us too! Volunteer with us.
  • Invest in our legacy with a planned gift.

Donor Events and Opportunities

Throughout the season, we offers several unique events and behind-the-scenes opportunities for donors to meet fellow theater-goers, actors, staff and production crew members, as well as see a part of theater-making that not everyone gets to see! Click here to view our donor events for the upcoming season.

Business Matching

Portland Center Stage at The Armory has partnered with hundreds of local, community-minded companies that offer business matching for their employees' contributions to the theater. If you work for or are retired from any of these companies, your personal contribution to Portland Center Stage at The Armory is twice as valuable. Many employers will match your gift dollar for dollar, and some companies even double or triple the amount of your gift — at no cost to you! Some companies will even match your volunteer hours with a volunteer matching grant. Click here to view a list of the local companies that offer business matching or ask your company’s Human Resources department about matching gifts.

If you have any questions, please contact our development office at 503-445-3744 or e-mail

Stories Behind the People

We can learn a lot from those who are part of our theater family! Click here to view our donor interview series, and learn about some of our many supporters.

The Magic Play
Mar 3 – Apr 1
And So We Walked
Mar 31 – May 13

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