Donate Now

As SLO REP looks to the future, we need your support now more than ever. There are two exciting opportunities for your tax deductible donation to SLO REP. Your gift today can help to shape the future of SLO REP and downtown San Luis Obispo for years to come.


Your generous annual gifts support professional live theatre on the Central Coast, both now and into the future. Ticket sales provide only about 60% of our budgetary needs. Your generous gifts provide the rest, helping to bring nearly 200 performances to our downtown SLO stage each and every year. In addition to our shows and events, SLO REP’s Academy of Creative Theatre education program (ACT) provides year-round camps, classes and performance experiences for hundreds of young artists at our Empleo Street Headquarters every year.

To make a donation to our Annual Fund and keep live theatre going strong today and tomorrow, please use the link below.




We’re building A New Stage in downtown San Luis Obispo! You can help build the future of live theatre on the Central Coast by supporting A New Stage: The Capital Campaign for San Luis Obispo Repertory TheatreFor more information and to donate online, please click the link below.



Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)

If you are age 72 or older, IRS rules require you to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) each year from your tax-deferred retirement accounts. A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA to a qualified charity. Amounts distributed as a QCD can be counted toward satisfying your RMD for the year, up to $100,000. The QCD is excluded from your taxable income. This is not the case with a regular withdrawal from an IRA, even if you use the money to make a charitable contribution later on. (Read more about the tax implications and best practices regarding RMDs and QCDs HERE.)

If you would like to make a contribution from your IRA, a donor-advised fund or through a direct transfer of securities, please contact Development Director Patty Thayer at (805) 781-3889, ext. 15 or email [email protected].

SLO REP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID# 95–2556678. All donations are tax deductible, as allowed by law, and will be promptly and gratefully acknowledged.

Your donation may also be sent by mail to:
SLO Repertory Theatre
PO Box 122
San Luis Obispo, CA  93406

Donor Reception & Season Preview Brunch

Major Donors to SLO REP ($1,000+) will receive an invitation to our annual donor reception and season preview held on March 17, 2024. Honored guests will enjoy a delightful reception along with a sneak preview of the upcoming season!

Donor Reception Sponsored by
Joan G. Sargen

For more information, please contact:

Patty Thayer
Development & Capital Campaign Director
[email protected]
(805) 781–3889 x15

We believe in the Donor Bill of Rights. 

SLO Repertory Theatre is proud to have achieved the Gold Seal of Transparency from Candid (formerly Guidestar.)

Annual Fund Donor Benefits

Fans & Friends (up to $99)
Our sincere thanks! (along with a receipt for your taxes)

Stage Managers ($100-$249)
All above benefits
Donor listing in our playbill

Star ($250-$499)
All above benefits
Complimentary drink coupon for the SLO REP bar

Directors ($500-$999)
All above benefits
Complimentary SLO REP wine tumbler (to be picked up at the theatre)

Producers ($1,000-$2,999)
All above benefits
Invitation to the Annual Donor Reception
Concierge Ticketing assistance by SLO REP staff
4 complimentary tickets (by request)

Executive Producers ($3,000-$4,999)
All above benefits
4 additional complimentary tickets (by request)

Donors of $5,000 or more receive additional benefits. Please contact Patty Thayer, Development Director at (805) 781-3889, ext. 15 to discuss your options. 

Please note: According to IRS regulations, all tangible benefits (valued at $75+) such as complimentary tickets, will be detailed on your donation receipt. Any part of these benefits may be waived, if desired. If your contribution comes from a donor-advised fund or IRA, these benefits are not permitted.