Donate to the Temple Theatre
Support your Temple Theatre Foundation and assist us in funding our events, performances, education and the conservation of our historic theatre.
By becoming a donor of the Temple Theatre Foundation your gift helps us achieve our mission of providing an amazing experience for all who enter the Shaheen Performing Arts Center. Your contribution supports the sustainability of the historic theatre, programming and education. Because of our donors we can bring world-class entertainment to the heart of the Great Lakes Bay Region in a truly unique venue.
Donations can be sent to:
The Temple Theatre Foundation
201 N. Washington Avenue | Saginaw, MI 48607
The Patricia and Dr. Samuel H. Shaheen Performing Arts Society
The Patricia and Dr. Samuel H. Shaheen Performing Arts Society recognizes and honors those friends and members of the Temple Theatre Foundation who have made a commitment to the future of this institution by including the theatre in their estate plans.
You may become a member of The Patricia and Dr. Samuel H. Shaheen Performing Arts Society by:
- Making a gift to the Temple Theatre Foundation in your will or trust
- Participating in a life income arrangement for the benefit of the theatre, such as a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity
- Creating a lead trust for the benefit of the Temple Theatre Foundation
- Naming the theatre as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy
We hope you will join us.
About Patricia and Dr. Samuel H. Shaheen
Patricia and Dr. Samuel H. Shaheen have long been recognized for their passionate support in making communities stronger through philanthropy, economic development and hard work. Their commitment is evident throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond, in the various investments they have made in developing housing, businesses and the restoration of deteriorating buildings. Humble, compassionate, giving and caring are just a few words that describe these incredible people.
When the couple realized that the Temple Theatre was in jeopardy, they purchased the historic building in 2002 and invested millions of dollars in its restoration to original glory. To ensure that the theatre would be sustainable for generations to come, in 2010 The Temple Theatre Foundation was formed with original seed money from the couple. A major campaign added $5 million in endowed funds through business and community donations. In November of 2010 the Shaheen Family donated the Temple Theatre and the adjoining building to the community through the Temple Theatre Foundation. Their humble generosity and commitment to building a strong cultural community will endure in perpetuity through the ongoing success of the Temple Theatre at the Shaheen Performing Arts Center.