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Ways to Keep Our Theatre Thriving

Your support at any level is sincerely appreciated and all donations will receive online acknowledgement as Apollo Civic Theatre supporter. There are many ways to make your gift to the Apollo, from outright cash gifts online or by mail to tax-advantageous gifts of stocks and IRA funds. Gifts can be one-time, recurring, or paid in installments over up to three years. If you have questions about making a multi-year pledge, naming opportunities, gifts of securities, or legacy gifts, please contact or 304-263-6766.

Way toGive

Donate by Mail

You can also contribute via checks or donor advised funds. Checks should be made payable to the Apollo Civic Theatre. Designate gift allocation to any of the Apollo events, such as Youth and Kids Theatre, Movies, Music Events or Renovation and Historic Preservation of the Apollo and mail to:

Apollo Civic Theatre
c/o Executive Director
PO Box 3120
128 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, WV 25402

Donate Appreciated Securities

You may find it more advantageous to give securities that have appreciated in value. Securities can include closely held or publicly traded stock, and mutual fund shares. If you sell appreciated securities you will incur a taxable gain. By giving the Apollo Civic Theatre securities that have been held more than 12 months, you receive a double tax benefit:

  1. You avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation, and
  2. You receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the assets.

Gifts of appreciated securities are deductible up to 30% of adjusted gross income. A gift in excess of that can be carried forward as a deduction for up to five additional years.

Please contact act@apollocivictheatre or 304.263.6766 for further instructions on how to donate via appreciated securities.

Donate via Your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

Congress recently enacted a law that allows you to make a tax-free gift to the Apollo from your Individual Retirement Account. Known as the IRA Charitable Rollover, or the Qualified Charitable Distribution, this law is now permanent. You can make annual gifts from your IRA and avoid taxes you would have paid for such distributions.

What you need to know:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older at the time of the gift.
  • You can transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA. This opportunity applies only to IRAs and not to other types of retirement plans.
  • You can only transfer the funds outright to qualified charities. The legislation does not permit direct transfers to charitable trusts, donor-advised funds, charitable gift annuities, or supporting organizations.

Please contact act@apollocivictheatre or 304.263.6766 for further instructions on how to donate via your individual retirement account.

Leave a Legacy

Please consider the Apollo in your estate planning through a bequest, trust, or other legacy gifts. Gifts can be for a specific amount of money or a percentage of your estate. It can be made outright, or once family, friends, and other loved ones are cared for. In any case, the Apollo will be the grateful steward of part of your life’s legacy. 

Sample bequest language:

“I bequeath _____% of my residuary estate (or $ _____) to THE APOLLO CIVIC THEATRE  PO BOX 3120 MARTINSBURG, WV 25402 a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable cultural organization. Federal Tax ID number:0000000.”

When designating the Coolidge as the beneficiary of any type of gift, please use our official title and address THE APOLLO CIVIC THEATRE  PO BOX 3120 MARTINSBURG, WV 25402.

Please contact act@apollocivictheatre or 304.263.6766 for further instructions on how to make a legacy gift to the Apollo.

The Apollo Civic Theatre recommends that you consult with your attorney, accountant, or financial advisor for definitive tax guidance and assistance in deciding which giving option is the most appropriate for your circumstances and wishes.