Individual Giving

Individual Giving

Individual giving is the backbone of Lookingglass Theatre Company’s ability to fulfill its ambitious artistic and educational missions.  The generous support of individuals like you, who generously offer tax-deductible contributions, is an integral factor in our theatre’s ability to serve as one of Chicago’s leading cultural organizations.

Because ticket sales only account for 50% of Lookingglass’ operating expenses, we depend on the generosity of individuals like you to ensure the stability and longevity of our organization. We view every contribution, regardless of its size, as a generous one.

THE WATERMARK SOCIETY ($1,000–$5,000+)

Watermark Society Contributions enable Lookingglass to develop new, cutting edge theatrical work and to share our theatrical methods with students and community members through our Education and Community Programs.

Lookingglass Watermark Society benefits include exclusive invitations to special performances, Meet the Artists events, and behind-the-scenes opportunities as well as VIP ticket service and access to shows that are sold out to the public. Complimentary subscription benefits include:

$1,000 Foundation Membership – 2 Subscriptions to the Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday Evening series.

$1,500 Milestone Membership – 2 Subscriptions to the Friday or Saturday Evening, Saturday Matinee, or the series listed in the above membership level.

$2,500 Cornerstone Membership – 2 Subscriptions to the exclusive-invite Opening Night series, Sunday Matinee, or any of the above listed series.

$5,000 Landmark Membership – 4 Subscriptions to the exclusive-invite Opening Night series, Sunday Matinee, or any of the above listed series.

ANNUAL FUND ($1–$999)

Annual Fund Contributions enable Lookingglass to continue pushing the boundaries of theatre through collaboration, transformation and invention on the stage and in classrooms all over Chicago. All gifts over $100 receive a full year of acknowledgement in our production programs.

$50 Partner Level – E-mail discounts and alerts

$100 Friend Level – Recognition as a Lookingglass supporter for one year

$250 Player Level – Invitation for two to the Season Kick-Off event

$500 Designer Level – Invitations to exclusive meet the artist events in Chicago and beyond

Make your tax deductible gift to join The Watermark Society or Annual Fund today by clicking the link below or contact Rachael Niederhauser at 773.477.9257 ext. 122.


For more information on Individual Giving, please contact:

Jennifer Bienemann
Director of Development
773.477.9257 x103

Mitch Fischer
Individual Giving Associate
773.477.9257 x153