Make a Difference in the Lives of Local Youth – Support CTM Today!

Did you know that only 58% of our revenue comes from ticket sales and class tuition? The remainder of our funding comes from sponsorships, grants and gifts from generous donors like you! Find out the many ways you can contribute below.

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Join our Alumni Network

Are you a Children’s Theater of Madison Alumni? Were you a part of a production back in the Nancy Thurow years? Or were you a part of CTM more recently? We would like to hear from you! CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR GROWING NETWORK OF ALUMNS

CTM HAS A WISHLIST FOR NEEDS AS WELL: please click here to check out our wishlist.


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“I love taking my family to a CTM production. We always leave with wonderful feelings—and perspective.”
– A CTM audience member

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a matching gift program? Through an employer's matching gift, you can DOUBLE your contribution.

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Encore Legacy Circle

The Encore Legacy Circle is a special group of Children’s Theater of Madison supporters who have included CTM in their will or estate planning. If you are planning to include CTM in your will, or have already done so, please let us know. We would be delighted to thank you personally, and include you in the Encore Legacy Circle.
A bequest to Children’s Theater of Madison is very easy and allows you to create a lasting legacy. A bequest will also lessen the burden of taxes on your family, and you may receive estate tax savings.

A bequest can be:

  • A gift of a specific dollar amount
  • A residuary gift equal to a percentage of your estate

You can also designate CTM as the beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement assets through a simple beneficiary designation.
Planned giving through your estate will help to ensure CTM’s tradition of excellence and education for future generations.


Download our letter of intent

“I love what CTM does for the young people of our community. Exposure to the arts has a great impact on the lives of young people. It is amazing to see shy little kids become talented and confident performers. The CTM experience prepares them for future opportunities within the arts community and in the business world. Some of these kids will even, very likely, go on to become business leaders. I want to see CTM be able to continue its work for all future generations of young performers.”

Jim Matras, CTM supporter and member of the Encore Legacy Circle

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected] 

Other Ways to Contribute

Individual & Family Giving

We're tremendously grateful to our growing circle of family and friends who support CTM throughout the year, making it possible to bring you the highest caliber productions and education programming. And remember, all donations are tax deductible.

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Become a Corporate Sponsor

We rely on our corporate and business partners to meet our goals. Your business can sponsor a show or a performance, or can also help sponsor education programs, incuding Summer Stage.

To learn more, please contact us at [email protected]

In-Kind Giving

Donations of goods and services are always appreciated. CTM especially needs catering for educational programs and cast meals, hotel rooms for visiting actors, and play-related items for opening night festivities. Also, CTM trades for in-kind media and marketing opportunities. 

Please update: Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]