Partner with CharacterWorks

Now, more than ever, CharacterWorks is dependent on the continued support of donors to bring theatre arts training to students in the Richmond community. When you give to CharacterWorks, you take part in shaping the lives of Richmond-area youth as they discover their voice, their story, and their faith through the arts. As a non-profit organization, community support is crucial to bringing arts education to our students and Broadway-style shows to the metro Richmond area. 

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To Potential Donors

We sincerely appreciate your desire to support the work of CharacterWorks! Please note that during the week of August 30th, we were notified by the IRS that our 501-3c status had been automatically revoked. Upon investigation by our tax accountants and attorneys, it appears that the IRS may have flagged our last three years of returns, all of which were filed albeit two of them late, for being on incorrectly dated forms which caused their systems to automatically revoke our status for having not filed at all. Our advisors anticipate that we can have our status reinstated in 45 to 90 days depending upon IRS response time which is uncertain given the current COVID working conditions. Please note that, although unlikely, should our charitable status not be reinstituted, your gift would not be tax deductible to you even though it would still go toward supporting the work of CharacterWorks. We will update our status as a 501c3 qualified organization as soon as we have a resolution with the IRS.
 
"CharacterWorks has equipped me with tools to lead and serve under Christ, through God-centered performing arts training and leadership opportunities. I have learned that my passions and my walk with Christ do not have to be disassociated and the CharacterWorks staff has shown me what it is to pursue theater arts while glorifying God."  -  Mia Kennedy, Class of 2021

Your Support Makes an Immediate Impact

$25 
  • Replenishes Classroom Supplies
  • Maintains Items Required for Community Service Events
$100 
  • Purchases Specialty Show Items like the Ruby Slippers
  • Provides New Curriculum for Exciting New Classes
$250 
  • Scholarships a Student to Take a CharacterWorks Class
  • Provides Show Tickets to a Community Organization
  • Creates a Specialty Costume
$500 
  • Provides a scholarship to Masters Camp
  • Purchases New Tech Equipment 
$1,000
  • Provides Costume or Set Materials for a Mainstage Production

How Can You Partner with CWorks?

First and foremost, we hope that you will pray for our organization, staff, teachers, and students. Pray that, as an organization, we will continue to follow Christ's example in training and teaching. Pray for financial stability so that we can focus our energy on inspiring and educating our students. Pray for our teachers and directors as they prepare their classes and shows, and for our board as they lead CharacterWorks. Your spiritual support is even more important to us than your financial support.

Donor's Circle

As a CWorks supporter, you belong to something big and make a real impact in the lives of our community's children. Your donation could make you eligible to join our Donor’s Circle and receive exclusive rewards and privileges! Join one of our five levels today and enjoy program benefits for one year.

To join, contact Becky McNamee (becky@cworkstheater.org) or you can donate above.
 

Donor's Circle Levels

Bronze Level  $100 - $249 annual or $9 - $20/month donation 
  • Exclusive entrance to our Donor's Circle
  • Recognition in show program
Silver Level  $250 - $499 annual or $21 - $41/month donation
  • Exclusive entrance to our Donor's Circle
  • Recognition in show program
  • 1 Raffle Ticket per production
Gold Level  $500 - $999 annual or $42 - $83/month donation
  • Exclusive entrance to our Donor's Circle
  • Recognition in show program
  • 3 Raffle Tickets per production
Platinum Level  $1,000 - $2,399 annual or $84 - $199/month donation
  • Exclusive entrance to our Donor's Circle
  • Recognition in show program
  • 3 Raffle Tickets per production
  • Complimentary Family 4 Pack of Tickets to One Performance
Diamond Level  $2,400 annual or $200/month donation
  • Exclusive entrance to our Donor's Circle
  • Recognition in show program
  • 3 Raffle Tickets per production
  • Complimentary Family 4 Pack of Tickets to One Performance of Each Production
Celebrate 20 years of CharacterWorks with us on March 5, 2022.  Join us as we celebrate with dinner and an alumni concert featuring alumni from the past 20 years of CharacterWorks!  Help us meet our fundraising goal of $25,000 to move us into 20 more years, with an exciting auction including vacations, Virginia Tech football tickets, a Richmond Squirrels VIP Experience, and a raffle for one year of CWorks class!

Kroger Community Rewards

By linking your Kroger account, Kroger will donate a portion of each of your purchases to CharacterWorks! Kroger Community Rewards enrollment must be renewed every year in order for CWorks to continue to benefit from your Kroger purchases.

Amazon Smile

By linking your Amazon account and making purchases through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of each of your purchases to CharacterWorks! Amazon Smile enrollment must be renewed twice every year in order for CWorks to continue to benefit from your Amazon purchases.