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Consider making a gift to the Temple Theatre Foundation as part of your holiday giving!


The Temple Theatre Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed.

Your gift to the Foundation supports Temple Theatre programming for patrons of all ages and backgrounds. Among other things, donations are used to:

  • Continue producing top-tier entertainment and quality cultural experiences for the Great Lakes Bay region, which attracts commerce and activity to the downtown Saginaw area
  • Underwrite and host the activities of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, Saginaw Choral Society, and Temple Theatre Organ Club
  • Fund other local nonprofits by donating portions of ticket sales from select events to partner organizations. Temple Theatre Foundation Not-For-Profit partners who will receive funds for the 2017-2018 season include First Ward Community Center, The Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, the United Way of Saginaw County, Major Chords For Minors, and Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy.
  • Provide community outreach and educational opportunities by enabling performers to visit to schools and after-school programs to lead workshops, such as troupes from the Festival of South African Dance leading a class at First Ward Community Center, and Moscow Ballet’s Audition Director (an accomplished ballerina) teaching students at local dance studios
  • Provide the opportunity for youth participation in performances, such as the casting of multiple local student dancers in the November 5, 2017 production of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
  • Fund the Temple Theatre Field Trips program, which annually produces numerous youth-oriented, educational performances that provide local students  enriching and exciting out-of-class experiences
  • Perform much needed maintenance and the ongoing conservation of the Temple’s historic facility

Click here to give online, or dial (989) 754-7469 to learn more about how you can make an impact.