Reasons to Give


"We wrote Dear Evan HansenThe Greatest Showman and La La Land, but we also wrote the adaptation of the James Howe book Horace and Morris but Mostly Delores.  It was one of the first jobs that we ever got in New York City, and Barbara Pasternack had faith in us.  It was a fantastic first opportunity that led to so many more.  Thanks for being a part of our start, our launch in our careers –– as you have been for so many other writers." 

– Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Winners
   Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Contributions at every level support our mission to create exceptional, transformative theatrical experiences that are accessible to young and family audiences in diverse communities throughout New York City and North America. For over five decades, our work has championed new creative voices and provided the chance for students of all ages to see the world anew through the magic of theater.

Ways to Give

Individual Giving

Your gift will ensure that theater for young and family audiences remains a vibrant cultural and educational force across North America.  If you are interested in discussing extensive philanthropic engagement or a designation of funds, please contact our development team.


Institutional Support

Donations from foundations, corporations and city, state, and federal government agencies provide essential support for our activities, including newly commissioned productions that serve to inspire and energize rising generations of theater makers and viewers. Our institutional supporters receive many integrated marketing and client and employee hospitality benefits. For more information or to initiate a customized package, please contact our development team

Special Events

Each year, we bring together some of the industry's most lauded talents and community leaders whose support helps make quality theatrical experiences accessible to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Past event honorary chairs include:

  • Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

  • Harry Belafonte

  • Christian Borle

  • Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker

  • Kristin Chenoweth

  • Glenn Close

  • Mark Consuelos

  • André De Shields

  • Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

  • Kathie Lee Gifford

  • Patti LuPone

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • Chita Rivera

Check back soon for updates on upcoming events! 

Institutional Donors

  • The Chanel Family Foundation
  • The Shubert Foundation
  • The Miranda Family Foundation
  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York
  • The Lucille Lortel Foundation
  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund

    TheaterWorksUSA’s public programs are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Thank you to all our individual donors for your support of TheaterWorksUSA.