Planned Giving

Your planned gift ensures the continuation of live theater’s transformative power for future audiences. By including a donation in your estate plans, you become a vital part of preserving cultural heritage and fostering creativity. Join us in shaping a brighter future for the arts, leaving a lasting impact that transcends generations.

Here are some asset types you can use to make a current or future gift to ensure the transformational power of live theatre and the arts:

Will or trust

Making a gift through your will or revocable living trust is a simple and flexible way to leave a long-lasting legacy for the arts.

Retirement assets

You can allocate any of your unused retirement assets as a gift to our efforts, enriching the lives of children through artistic exploration.

Life insurance

You can name The Hippodrome Theatre as a primary life insurance beneficiary or as a contingent beneficiary should your other beneficiaries not survive you.

Charitable gift annuity

You can create both a brighter for actors and receive a lifetime income at the same time.

Give today

Your donation will be put to immediate use while entitling you to a charitable income tax deduction for the full value of your gift.

IRA rollover

Make a gift to The Hippodrome Theatre by rolling over your IRA, and the distribution won’t count as taxable income.

Stock gifts

A donation of stock is a great way to support the vision of the Hippodrome Theatre; plus, you’ll receive a significant tax break from the IRS.

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The Hippodrome Theatre's’ tax ID information

Legal name: Hippodrome State Theatre

Address: 25 SE 2nd Place Gainesville, FL 32601

Tax ID #: 59-31590987

The Hippodrome Theatre is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit.

Questions? Please contact us at (352) 373-5968 or

"Having been with Hippodrome since its inception, I understand the profound legacy of the arts in our community. Live Theatre has woven itself into the fabric of our lives, and I aspire for my contribution to provide transformational experiences through art for generations to come."

Nell Page Rainsberger – Actor and Supporter of the Hippodrome Theatre

“Much more to our community than top-notch entertainment, The Hipp innovates and collaborates to start conversations, explore issues, foster diversity and human rights, and provide opportunity for future artists and others inspired to grow. With our legacy gift we want to help safeguard the vital mission of this little gem for years to come.”

Lauren Miller – Patron and long time donor of the Hippodrome Theatre