Your donations not only fill community needs, but they also ensure the continued success of Hendersonville Community Theatre. While we realize there are so many worthy causes to donate to, we hope you will give as generously as you can to HCT!

Investing in HCT

The importance of creating a “tradition of giving” at HCT cannot be overstated. We cannot run our theatre today without it. Looking to the future, it will provide a solid foundation on which to realize our dreams of a with future enhancements and growth. As a non-profit community theatre, HCT receives no financial support from federal, state, or local governments. Over its 40+ year history – through its excellent stewardship of revenues from theatre productions and donations from patrons, HCT has accrued a savings to be used towards the future of the theatre. Our financial support comes from all sections of our community: volunteers, actors, audiences, supporters of the arts, businesses, foundations and citizens of all ages who want to see an improved quality of life.

The HCT Fund

is Hendersonville Community Theatre’s Annual Fund for operations. Your donations will provide unrestricted financial support to all areas of expanded operations for HCT, from play productions and costumes, to marketing and help with a new database, to scholarship funds for students, and the mortgage and utilities for our new theatre building. This fund will ensure that HLT establishes a legacy of giving that continues to offer quality productions while feeding creativity and community across generations. Your gift can be your annual contribution to our local quality of life. You can make a donation online or mail it to: Hendersonville Community Theatre, P.O. Box 66, Hendersonville, NC 28793. Thank you for your consideration.

Gifts in Kind

According to the Foundation Center, Gifts in Kind are defined as “support (contributions of equipment, supplies, or other property as distinct from monetary grants) … offered by corporate giving programs along with, or in lieu of, cash grants.” Examples of such gifts include:

  • Products, supplies, and equipment
  • Furniture • Computers
  • Office Equipment
  • Use of corporate services/facilities
  • Financial And Administrative Support Services
  • Mailing Services
  • Computer Services
  • Printing And Duplicating

Please contact us for more information on how your in kind donations can help the Hendersonville Community Theatre. If you have donated items please fill out this form so that we can quantify the financial impact our members are making. In-Kind Donation Form

Planned Giving

Well into the future, Hendersonville Community Theatre will be grateful for the generosity of its members who had the foresight to donors to make a planned gift. A planned includes any gift which is carefully considered by a donor in light of estate and financial plans. Planned gifts that provide income due to the sale of an asset that is no longer needed. Their flexibility makes them popular; they can have significant tax advantages and even provide income for the donor. Planned gifts usually come in the following forms:

  • A Bequest through a Will (using a codicil)
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Tangible Assets (art, book collections, etc.)

Before considering making a Planned Gift, we strongly encourage you to speak with your financial/and or legal advisor. Leaving a legacy is a wonderful testament to one’s commitment and devotion to HCT, and we commit to honoring your wishes at the highest level and to perpetuating your name as a legacy donor. For more information, please contact us.




  • EIN: 23-7026989
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
  • IRS Tax Determination form -June 1969


Specific Needs Fundraising

Item Needed Estimated Cost Needed For
Tabletop Popcorn Popper $130-$200 Concession Stand to make fresh popcorn
New Office Copier/Printer Up for Recommendations
Pull up Banner for Marketing Events $150 For Marketing Events and Theatre Lobby Display
Table Runner with Logo $75  For Marketing Events and Theatre Lobby Display
Basic Office Supplies (Sharpies, File Folders, Pens, Post it Notes, Copy Paper, Etc.)
Office Use
Gift Cards for Sam’s, Ace Hardware, Lowe’s Any Various theatre projects and productions
Stackable washer/dryer $1200-$1500 Launder costumes, tablecloths, dish towels, etc.
Climate controlled storage unit $100/month Storage of costumes and props out of theatre
Landscaping Supplies