As of 10:47pm on Friday, May 19, we reached our goal of raising $10,000 in one day for Civic Theatre! Thank you to all of those who participated by sharing your Civic stories and donating! We couldn’t have done it without your support. We could not have done it without your enthusiasm and generosity.

If you still wish to donate, you can do so here:


Celebrate Civic Theatre’s 3rd Annual Day of Giving

Civic Theatre’s Day of Giving is a 24‐hour, online giving event created to increase awareness of Civic and connect the Civic family of audience members, Jr. Civic families, volunteers, and artists. On May 19th, your gift can go even further to support Civic’s mission to foster a love of theatre through imagination, education, and participationThe Day of Giving will take place Friday, May 19, 2017 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59pm.

Purpose: To celebrate Civic’s 102nd continuous season of providing theatre access to Central Indiana by encouraging patrons, volunteers, and stakeholders to make a gift or post a tribute during a 24-hour period on May 19, 2017.

Goal: To raise $10,000 through a broad-based fundraising and awareness campaign to close Civic’s 102nd season squarely “in the black.”


How can I participate?

  1. Make a donation at any time on May 19, 2017.
  2. Explain why you support Civic on Facebook, Twitter, or another social media platform.
  3. Tag and challenge four friends to make a gift to Civic with you.
  4. All of the above. (This is our preference!)

Why participate in Day of Giving?

  1. To honor Civic’s 102nd continuous season.
  2. To show your support for the Theatre.
  3. To spread awareness of Civic’s programs.
  4. To generate financial support for Civic’s Mainstage and Education programs.
  5. Because we want to hear from you!

How do I donate?

  1. Visit the website. Use (and share!) this link: Gifts can be made at any level.
  2. Text “Civic” to 74121 to donate through your phone.
  3. Send a check. If you prefer, you can make your gift with a check made out to Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. Please write Day of Giving on the memo line, and drop it in the mail. Here’s the address you’ll need:

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre
Attn: Development
3 Center Green, Ste 300
Carmel IN, 46032

Can I make a donation by telephone?

Due to the volume of calls anticipated on the Day of Giving, this is not the preferred method. However, you may call 317-853-6321 to make a donation by phone. It is possible that you will have to leave a voicemail, and a member of the staff will get back to you in a timely manner. You will be credited as contributing to the Day of Giving, even if we cannot get back to you until a later date.

What if I can’t make a donation right now?

You can still make an impact! Call on your friends for their support. Tell them why Civic is important to you. Post a video to honor Civic’s birthday and challenge your friends to do the same or make a gift of their own. Plus, you can post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest… you name it! There are many ways to make an impact.

Where does the money go?

Funds from Civic’s Day of Giving will go toward supporting Civic’s 90 performances each year, over 100 class offerings, and many outreach programs to provide theatre access and education to the underserved community. This probably covers at least one reason why you love Civic! As you may know, ticket sales and tuitions only cover about 50% of Civic’s annual expenses. Every #CelebrateCivic contribution goes a long way to bridge this annual funding gap.

How do I attract attention to my post?

WE’RE SO GLAD YOU ASKED. Please include a photo, video link, or personal video as a part of your post. This is extremely helpful in attracting attention to your reasons for supporting Civic. Also, please don’t forget to tag four friends. This spreads the exposure of your post to all of their followers/ friends.


  • Include a link to the Civic Donation Webpage in your post:
  • Use the hashtag #CelebrateCivic to connect your posts with other participants in the Day of Giving.
  • Follow Civic’s Fan Page on Facebook at for updates throughout the day on our progress. (**This is separate from the “Group” page.) Tag us in your posts too!
  • Follow Civic on Twitter at @Civic_Theatre, and tag us in your posts.
  • Visit our Flickr account at and find a picture of yourself at Civic to go with your #CelebrateCivic post.
  • Visit our YouTube channel at and share a video of yourself at Civic along with your #CelebrateCivic post.
  • Share an Instagram photo from Civic’s account at or tag @Civic_Theatre.
  • Follow Civic on Pinterest at and post your tribute there.
  • Tag us wherever you go!