Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

Bring Stories to Life!

Invest in theatre and education

Ford’s Theatre plays two roles—entertainer and educator—but they are not separate. Our experience creating theatre enriches our programs to share Abraham Lincoln’s life and legacy, and vice versa.

People of all ages come to Ford’s eager to discover, laugh, feel and learn. Last year, more than 110,000 audience members saw our shows, 500,000 visitors explored our museums and historic site and 4,000 students learned in our education programs. You can help us reach even more people this year.

Ticket sales are an important source of income at Ford’s Theatre. But they cover less than half the cost of our shows, education programs, exhibitions and events. Generous contributions from people like you make up the rest.

Will you join this important community of donors by making a gift today? Your gift will be put to immediate use bringing stories to life onstage and in classrooms!

Make a gift of $100 or more by December 31, and we will send you a beautiful 2015 Ford’s Theatre calendar.

For more information, please call us at (202) 434-9545 or email us.

Pay By Mail
If you prefer to donate by mail, please send the response form and payment to Attn: Development, Ford's Theatre Society, 514 Tenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. Click here to download a membership form.

Matching Gifts
Double or even triple your impact! Many companies match donations for current employees and their spouses, retired employees and directors. Click here for more information.

Honorary Gifts
Celebrate someone special and their enthusiasm for American history by making an honorary gift in their name. Donations can also be a meaningful way to remember someone who appreciated Lincoln during his or her life. Click here for more information.

Recurring Gifts
Can you commit to making a donation each month, quarter or year? Even small recurring donations can add up to big support! On the online donation form, choose the amount of each installment and the frequency of your gift, or call us at (202) 434-9545 for assistance. Click here to donate now.

Tax Deductibility
Ford's Theatre Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law, less the fair market value of membership benefits provided.

Left: Carolyn Agan as Olive Ostrovsky in the 2014 Ford’s Theatre production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo by Scott Suchman. Right: Agan with her students on the Ford’s Theatre stage during Through Lincoln’s Words: Target Oratory Festival in 2014. Photo by Carolina Dulcey.