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Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Mo`olelo. You may make a donation online by clicking here, by mailing us a check at this address, or over the phone with a credit card by calling 619-342-7395.
Mo`olelo is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, tax identification number 99-0345193. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Giving Levels & Benefits
$25 Every year Mo`olelo offers hundreds of complimentary or discounted tickets to Title I schools and underserved community groups in an effort to make theater accessible for all people. A $25 donation can help us subsidize a ticket for an unknown friend.
$50 What can $50 support? Annual filing fees, post office box rental, or office and rehearsal room supplies.
$100 could send an actor to a classroom for a post-show workshop, support our voicemail service, or pay for some lighting supplies. Benefits: At this donation rate and higher, patrons receive free ticket transfer privileges.
$500 Helps us pay an actor’s salary, health and pension for one week under the Actors’ Equity Association Small Professional Theatre Category 5 Contract. Benefits: At this rate and higher, donors receive invitations to the first day of rehearsal ‘meet and greets’ with the cast.
$1,000 Helps us pay modest stipends to our lighting, scenic, sound or costume designers, or supports scenic materials or costume budgets. Benefits: You’ll receive invitations to observe select rehearsals at this giving level and above.
$2,500 Could pay a Director, support the carpenters & painters, or print our production postcards or playbill. Benefits: Enjoy lunch with the Executive Artistic Director and the Board Chair at this giving level and above.
$5,000 This giving level provides substantial operating support and builds infrastructure to continue to grow the company. Benefits: Join this select group of individuals who have provided a one-time cash-infusion into the company. Only a few spots remain for the Founders Circle which will be closed at the end of 2014, our 10th anniversary year. Founders Circle members are recognized for the life of the company in all print and web materials. Mahalo to our Founders Circle Members:
- Nancy Downen Wexler
- Pamela M. Ratcliffe
- Clifford & Kay Sweet
- Patricia & Garry Prather
- Carol Yasuko & Saleem Ahmed
- Alice C Tang
- Elaine and Joe Hiel
- Kay Chandler
- Susan Baer, Ph.D. & Bruce Thornburg
- Susan & Robert deRose
- Ree & Maurice Miller
- Desiree Bruce-Lyle & Michael Kilpatrick
- Beth & Norman Saks
- Janice L. Hirsch
- Millie McAuley
On February 12, 2009, the Board of Trustees of Mo`olelo established a quasi endowment fund. While not a technically restricted account, the purpose if the quasi endowment is to earmark funds that we fully intend to only retain and invest rather than spend on current projects. Pursuant to our written investment policy, our quasi endowment is invested in a Morningstar top rated and performing moderate allocation mutual fund. We invite you to consider earmarking a portion of your donation to our quasi endowment investing in the future of Mo`olelo.
At Mo`olelo, we believe that we create a partnership and a collaboration with our artists, our audiences, and our donors. We understand that your donation is a thoughtful representation of your trust in our vision and our integrity. Planned giving is the process that considers the effects of the gift not only on Mo`olelo but also on your estate. If you are interested in making a long-term planned gift to the company, please contact our office at (619) 342-7395 and we can refer you to appropriate resources and work closely with you and your donor advisor to craft a giving plan that honors you and your family.
Investment Policy & Audit Committee
You can rest assured that any contribution you make to Mo`olelo will be handled with the utmost care and responsibility. The Board of Trustees adopted an Investment Policy and appointed an Audit Committee that ensures due diligence, responsibility, and integrity in all of Mo`olelo’s financial matters. Please contact our office at (619) 342-7395 for a copy of our investment policy or for more information about our compliance with nonprofit tax laws.
You may make a donation online by clicking here.