Individual Giving

Giving Is Easy!

There are many ways to contribute to our Shakespeare Fund. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For individual giving click here.
(please specify Shakespeare Napa Valley in the notes section)

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts are outright gifts of cash, checks, money orders and Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Click here to donate to our Shakespeare Fund


Did you know that you can make your gift in installments? Pay half now and half later or set up a recurring monthly fee. Whether you make your entire gift upfront or spread it out over time.

Securities Gifts

Donation of your appreciated stocks and bonds will help you avoid paying capital gains taxes. Stocks and bonds can be transferred to the NVC Foundation Theater Fund Morgan Stanley account using number 141-026946 dtc#0015 and the Stock Contribution Form.

Gift In Kind Donations

Our Shakespeare Fund may accept non-cash or “in-kind” donations of equipment or materials if they can be used to the benefit of college programs and services.

Please contact our artistic office at (707) 256-7503 to verify that the donated equipment or materials can and will be used in support of college activities.

The donor must complete their portion of the Gift in Kind Donation Form.

Planned Giving, Bequests & Wills

A bequest may be of a specific sum, a percentage or the residue of an estate, and may consist of cash, securities, insurance proceeds, real estate, and/or personal property. A bequest may be made through a will or by a living trust, and should be directed to the Napa Valley College Foundation Shakespeare Fund. We invite you to contact us and join our Legacy Society once you have created a bequest on our behalf.

Real Estate Gifts

Real Property includes all gifts of real estate. In considering whether to accept the gift, the Napa Valley College Foundation weighs its potential value to the College and determines whether a management plan can be implemented to maximize potential.

Life Insurance Gifts

Giving a new or existing life insurance policy may provide a charitable income tax deduction when you name the Napa Valley College Foundation Shakespeare Fund as beneficiary and owner of the policy.

Gift Annuity

This is a contract between The Napa Valley College Foundation Shakespeare Fund and a donor, in which the donor contributes cash or securities of $5,000 or more in return for a guaranteed, fixed income for life. The donor receives fixed income for life, a tax deduction, tax free income, and the personal satisfaction from making a gift of lasting significance. Upon the death of the donor, the residual annuity is given to the Napa Valley College Foundation Theater Fund. Contact the Napa Valley College Foundation office at 707-253-3374 for more information.

Charitable Remainder Trust

Charitable remainder trusts offer a way to donate property and still retain an income source. When you make a gift through a charitable remainder trust, you donate assets to a trust, naming Napa Valley College Foundation Shakespeare Fund as the trust recipient. The trust will then pay you income for life or for the joint lives of you and your spouse. After your death, or the death of your surviving spouse, the assets within the trust are distributed to the Napa Valley College Foundation Shakespeare Fund. Seek the advice of your financial/estate planner to determine the best course of action for you.

Matching Gift

Corporations will often match gifts made by employees. More than 1,000 companies in the U.S. have adopted corporate matching gift programs. Please consult your company’s human resources department for guidelines.

Tangible Personal Property Gift

Gifts of tangible personal property, such as artwork, collections, equipment, jewelry, wine, software, to the Foundation should have a use related to the Foundation’s exempt purpose. Gifts shall be accepted with the approval by the Theater Arts Department, Foundation and the College.