FAQ's: Supporting SCR


Why does SCR ask for donations?
It would be great if we didn’t have to ask! The truth is that ticket sales alone do not cover the cost of running a nonprofit theatre and providing outstanding shows. Each year, we need to raise about 35% of SCR’s total annual budget through donations. This allows us to keep tickets affordable and to keep our productions and educational programs at the highest quality.

How do you use my donation?
Donations serve a critical purpose in every department. Your support helps us hire world class actors, buy materials for the sets and costumes, commission new plays, produce educational materials about productions and other community programs and offer free performances that serve more than ​23,000 Orange County children and students each year.

Is my SCR donation tax deductible?
Yes, your gift may qualify as a charitable donation. SCR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit tax-exempt organization, and our tax ID number is 95-6122708. We recommend that you consult wtih your tax professional about deductions.

What do I get for my donation?
SCR offers excellent benefits to its donors for various levels of giving. See how we say “Thank you” to our supporters.

What kind of donations do you accept?
We accept credit card donations, checks, cash and stock. To learn more about making a stock donation, call Susan Reeder, Director of Development, at (714) 708-5518 or email.

Do I have to pay all at one time?
No, donations over $300 may be split into partial payments, ranging from two installments to monthly installments.

How does a company’s matching gift program increase my membership level?
When your company matches all or a portion of your donation, it increases your total support. If you jump to the next membership level, you would be eligible for increased benefits.

What is the benefit of having SCR’s VIP tickets?
For donors at the Silver Circle level and above, SCR's VIP Ticket Services gives you access to the best seats in the house if you need to make ticket exchanges. You simply call the VIP Ticketing Line at (714) 708-5519 and be assured that you will receive seats as good or better than your normal subscription tickets.

Do you have a planned giving program?
Yes, we have a planned giving program through SCR’s Heritage Circle. To learn more, call Susan Reeder, Director of Development, at (714) 708-5518 or email.

May I upgrade my giving level mid-year?
Yes. Many people do this, and we welcome your decision to increase your giving level before your membership renewal date. And, when you upgrade, you may may be entitled to upgraded benefits and recognition. Contact Alex Wang, Assistant Director of Development, at (714) 708-5590 or email with any questions or for further details.

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Photo: Charlie Robinson in S​CR's 2015 production of The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez. Photo by Debora Robinson.