Audience members give a standing ovation at Ford’s Theatre.
Photo by Gary Erskine.

Ways to Give

When you invest in Ford’s Theatre, you inspire the next generation of students, teachers and learners to shape the world guided by Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles.

Your generous gift helps history come alive as we celebrate the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and explore the American experience through theatre and education. We offer many ways for you to support our work, including individual and corporate membership, one-time and recurring gifts, and planned giving.

For more information, contact the Development office:
514 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 434-9545

Annual Fund

As the place of President Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre keeps an important moment in our nation’s history alive. Join a community of donors, supporters, volunteers and patrons to protect and share this legacy for future generations.  Please donate today and let Lincoln’s legacy continue to live through you.

Corporate Support

Corporate partnerships provide a variety of ways for companies to combine philanthropic support with premier marketing benefits.

Planned Giving

A planned gift can benefit you as well as educate and inspire future generations.

Giving Opportunities

Explore the best way to support Ford’s Theatre

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Donor Advised Funds

Ford’s Theatre accepts gifts made via donor advised funds (DAF).

Donor advised funds offer donors tax advantages at the time of the original DAF contribution. Because of this, gifts made to Ford’s Theatre from a donor advised fund are not eligible for member benefits that have a fair market value associated with them.

Please contact the organization holding your DAF for more information on making charitable contributions to Ford’s Theatre or if you have any questions about the tax deductibility of your gift.

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Gifts via Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, are excellent ways to support Ford’s Theatre.

To donate securities, please have your broker transfer the shares to our Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. account. We will need to know the name of the stock/fund, number of shares and expected transfer date.

Brokerage: Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., Client Name: Mary Jane Wick Endowment Fund
Account: 24676348
Delivery to: DTC clearing #0164 code 40

Before making a gift of securities, or if you have any further questions, please contact Director of Development Tamara Turoff Keough by phone at (202) 434-9552 or via email at

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Matching Gifts

Make your gift go even further! Have your gift matched and double the value.

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Play a significant role in the overall patron experience at Ford’s Theatre by volunteering as an usher today.

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Recurring Gifts

Did you know that you can now make a recurring gift to Ford’s for as little as $7 a month? Make your impact go even farther, all year long.

Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala

Experience the best of Washington at the Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala. Come together with leaders in business, government and philanthropy for an unforgettable event.

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