Donate to KOA Theater’s Fundraising Campaign!

So – Why Donate to Koa Theater?

Humanity has always had an innate need to tell stories, to connect with others via the exploration and sharing of the human experience. That need is important more now than ever – and why you should donate to KOA Theater.

While the internet has brought us closer together, social media has made interaction more distanced and impersonal. Content can be absorbed without the spark of humanity that only live performances can provide; that indescribable energy felt and shared between stage and audience. KOA Theater, with its vision to provide humanistic content, strives to be a place to witness unique and powerful theater, while providing a home for all performers willing to share their art with the world. From our own season of shows, to visiting theater-less production companies, to acrobatic performances, dance companies, improvisational comedy, amateur performers – the list goes on.

By supporting KOA Theater, you also have the opportunity to offer theater to underprivileged groups and individuals with KOA’s “Pay It Forward” program – which creates a pool of donated tickets. You also have the opportunity to be on the ground level of an edgy, scrappy, punk-rock vibe theater with a growing base of patrons who value the power of live storytelling. And who knows, you might even have the opportunity to name a bathroom after someone!

We hope you find a donation level that works for you. So again, thank you for stopping by, and for your support of KOA Theater.

Kevin Keaveney, Artistic Director

Donate to KOA Theater and help us build our dreams

Volunteering at KOA Theater has its benefits! Ushers, Behind-the-scenes workers, and Box Office volunteers get free admission to the show!

Volunteer at KOA Theater

Click the button below to donate to KOA Theater  at a variety of giving levels that fit all philanthropic budgets, from “paying a ticket forward” to dinner with Kirk & Spock to theater naming rights!

Make a Difference – Donate Here!

KOA Theater is incredibly excited for our next chapter in Downtown Honolulu. We’ve already produced an entire season and hosted several other companies’ productions in our new space at 780 South Beretania Street; but the renovations required to fully convert this former warehouse into a new home with two functional stages won’t be easy.

We need your help to realize our vision of a professional and welcoming space for KOA and for guest companies, for our artists, and for our audiences.

Donate to KOA Theater to help us build a better space for you!

Donation Tiers – At a Glance

Seed Tier

$$1 +one-time
  • Fully Tax Deductible
  • Listed in Program – Seed Level
  • Additional benefits dependent on donation amount

Root Tier

$200 +one-time
  • Fully Tax Deductible
  • Listed in Program – Root Level
  • Personalized video messages & more!

Sponsorship Donation Tiers – At a Glance

Trunk Tier - Individual Sponsor

$1,500 +one-time
  • Tax Deductible With Limitations
  • Listed in Program – Trunk Tier
  • Sponsor a Show in Our Season (limited availability)

Trunk Tier - Corporate Sponsor

$$5K +one-time
  • Tax Deductible With Limitations
  • Listed in Program – Trunk Tier
  • Sponsor a Show in Our Season (limitied availability)
  • Free tickets to KOA season & Haunted House

Canopy Tier - Naming Rights

$$50K +one-time
  • Fully Tax Deductible
  • Listed in Program – Canopy Tier
  • Naming Rights – Rooms, Lanai, Full Building!

ABOUT THE DONATION TIERS:

We love all our donors, and any donation makes you a part of the KOA ‘ohana!

Seed Tier

All contributions at this level are fully tax deductible.

Donate $1.00 or more

  • Every KOA contributor will receive a “Digital Bumper Sticker” to share on their social media or other online venue, identifying them as a donor at the Seed Tier to KOA Theater and a supporter of the arts!

Donate $25.00 or more

  • In addition to the tax documentation and Digital Bumper Sticker recognition above, donors at this level will also fund 1 “Pay-It-Forward” ticket donated in your name, for use by groups and initiatives that support our Hawaiʻi community.

Donate $50.00 or more

  • In addition to the tax documentation and Digital Bumper Sticker recognition above, donors at this level will also fund 2 “Pay-It-Forward” tickets donated in your name, for use by groups and initiatives that support our Hawaiʻi community.

Donate $75.00 or more

  • In addition to the tax documentation and Digital Bumper Sticker recognition above, donors at this level will also fund 3 “Pay-It-Forward” tickets donated in your name, for use by groups and initiatives that support our Hawaiʻi community.

Donate $125.00 or more

  • In addition to the tax documentation and Digital Bumper Sticker recognition above, donors at this level will also fund 5 “Pay-It-Forward” tickets donated in your name, for use by groups and initiatives that support our Hawaiʻi community.
Donate at the Seed Level

Root Level

All contributions at this level are fully tax deductible.

Donate $200.00 or more – Meet the Cast

  • In addition to the tax documentation and Digital Bumper Sticker recognition above, donors at this level will also be invited to meet the cast backstage after one of our MainStage performances.

Donate $400.00 or more – “Double Date” with the Board

  • For donors at this level, in addition to the tax documentation and Digital Bumper Sticker recognition above, two of our Board or staff members will treat the donor and a guest to dinner at the restaurant of their choosing.
  • Make it a “Kobayashi Maru” and Board members Garrett Hols and Andy DeWald will also dress up as Star Trek’s Kirk and Spock for your meal. (They say it’s for charity, but we suspect it’s mostly a chance for them to cosplay…)

Donate $600.00 or more – Video Thank-You

  • For donors at this level, in addition to the tax documentation and Digital Bumper Sticker recognition above,  the cast of the current show will create a brief video thanking the donor for their support, and post it on KOA’s social media.
  • A copy will also be provided to the donor to post on their own social media!

Donate $800.00 or more – Personalized Video Gift

  • For donors at this level, in addition to the tax documentation, Digital Bumper Sticker recognition and thank-you video described above, one or two cast members of the current show (or artists associated with KOA) will make a personalized video for the donor: a song, a reading of a poem, a monologue, etc. Something specific and special just for you, to be shared with individuals or on your social media.

Donate $1,000.00 or more – In-Person Appearance

  • For donors at this level, in addition to the tax documentation, video recordings and Digital Bumper Sticker recognition, one or two of the cast members of the current show (or artists associated with KOA) will perform for the donor in-person: a song, reading of a poem, sketch, scene, etc.). Something specific and special just for you or the person/people of your choosing.
  • Artists will work with donors to arrange a specific date, time and place for the performance.
Donate at the Root Level

Trunk Tier – Individual Sponsorship

Tax-deductible amounts are listed at each level below.
Click here if you’re interested in donating at this level.

  • Every KOA contributor at this level is recognized as a “Trunk Level” donor in our printed and digital programs.
  • In addition to the tax documentation and Digital Bumper Sticker recognition above, donors at the Trunk Level will receive:

Donate $1,500.00 or more – Individual Show Sponsor

Amounts above $260.00 are tax-deductible

  • Thanks for their support during the pre-show announcements for the sponsored show.
  • Their name on KOA’s Donor Wall for the season.
  • 4 tickets to the sponsored show.
  • 4 tickets to KOA’s annual Haunted House production
  • An invitation for 4 to the Sponsors Reception for the sponsored show.

Donate $5,000.00 or more – Individual Show Sponsor

Amounts above $520.00 are tax-deductible

  • SPONSOR A SHOW IN OUR SEASON! (limited availability)
  • Thanks for their support during the pre-show announcements for the sponsored show.
  • Enhanced placement of their name on KOA’s Donor Wall for the season.
  • 8 tickets redeemable across the sponsored season.
  • 8 tickets to KOA’s annual Haunted House production
  • An invitation for 4 to the Sponsors Reception for each show of the season.

Donate $10,000.00 or more – Individual Theater Sponsor

Amounts above $650.00 are tax deductible

  • BECOME A HERO – FOSTER THE VITALITY OF KOA’S MISSION!
  • Thanks for their support during the pre-show announcements for for all of the season’s shows.
  • Special size and placement of their name on KOA’s Donor Wall for the season.
  • 10 tickets redeemable across the sponsored season.
  • 10 tickets to KOA’s annual Haunted House production
  • An invitation for 4 to the Sponsors Reception for each show of the season.
  • Dinner for 2 with KOA Theater’s Artistic Director and Board members.
Donate at the Individual Sponsor Level

Trunk Tier – Corporate Sponsorship

Please see individual sponsorship levels for tax deduction benefits.

  • Every KOA contributor at this level is recognized as a “Trunk Tier” donor in our printed and digital programs.
  • In addition to the tax documentation and program recognition above, donors at the Trunk Level will receive:

Donate $5,000.00 or more – Corporate Show Sponsor

Amounts above $650.00 are tax-deductible

  • Thanks for their support during the pre-show announcements for the sponsored show.
  • Placement of their name on KOA’s Donor Wall for the season.
  • A full-page message or advertisement in the sponsored show’s printed and digital programs.
  • 10 tickets redeemable across the sponsored season.
  • 10 tickets to KOA’s annual Haunted House production.
  • An invitation for 4 to the Sponsors Reception for the sponsored show.

Donate $10,000.00 or more – Corporate Season Sponsor

Amounts above $1,170.00 are tax-deductible.

  • Thanks for their support during the pre-show announcements for all of the season’s shows.
  • Enhanced placement of their name on KOA’s Donor Wall for the season.
  • 18 tickets redeemable across the sponsored season.
  • 18 tickets to KOA’s annual Haunted House production.
  • An invitation for 4 to the Sponsors Reception for each show of the season.

Donate $20.000.00 or more – Corporate Theater Sponsor

Amounts above $5,060.00 are tax-deductible

  • Donate $10,000.00 or more – Individual Theater SponsorAmounts above $650.00 are tax deductible
    • BECOME A HERO – FOSTER THE VITALITY OF KOA’S MISSION!
    • Thanks for their support during the pre-show announcements for for all of the season’s shows.
    • Special size and placement of their name on KOA’s Donor Wall for the season.
    • A dedicated show for the sponsor’s employees, members and guests.
    • 24 tickets redeemable across the sponsored season.
    • 24 tickets to KOA’s annual Haunted House production
    • An invitation for 4 to the Sponsors Reception for each show of the season.
    • Dinner for 2 with KOA Theater’s Artistic Director and Board members.
Donate at the Corporate Sponsor Level

Canopy Level – Naming Rights

All contributions at this level are fully tax deductible.

  • All donations are gratefully acknowledged with documentation for your tax purposes.
  • Every KOA contributor at this level is recognized as a “Canopy Level” donor in our printed and digital programs.

Donate $50,000.00 or more – Naming Rights

In addition to the tax documentation and program recognition above, this donor will also receive:

  • BECOME A KOA THEATER LEGEND!!
  • Annex Green Room: $50,000
  • MainStage Green Room: $75,000
  • Theater Lanai: $100,000
  • Annex Theater: $200,000
  • MainStage Theater: $300,000
  • Theater Building: $500,000
  • Permanent placement on the KOA donor wall.
  • Recognition as a “Canopy Tier” donor in our printed and digital programs.
  • All contributions at this level are fully tax deductible, with documentation for your tax purposes.
Donate at the Canopy Level