The Hillbarn Theatre has a robust giving program for all types of donations. Whether you are giving individually, matching gifts, or including us in your future, there’s an avenue for you.

Individual Giving

Hillbarn Theatre would not be the company it is today without the help of theater lovers like you who surround and support us. Hillbarn Theatre is widely recognized as a beacon of artistic quality where talent is discovered and nurtured by a passionate, supportive community. The majority of our gifts come from individuals and families making community giving our largest source of unearned income (funds derived from sources other than ticket sales). We wish to thank you in advance for making your personal donation here.

Ways to Donate

You can Donate Online or download and print our Donation Form and mail it to our main office at:

Hillbarn Theatre
1285 East Hillsdale Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404

For more information on Individual Giving, contact Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers at 650.349.6411 ext. 303 or

Wish List

Hillbarn Theatre and Conservatory accept in-kind donations of products and new or nearly-new equipment that we can use on stage, in our offices and in our facilities. Items are fully tax deductible.

Wish List:
Access to computer discounts
One of a kind experiences and opportunities to offer at our annual Bravo fundraiser
Catering and restaurant services for special events
Airfare or airline miles
Contractor overruns of lumber and other building supplies
Washer and Dryer
Industrial vacuum cleaner
Office Supplies (copy paper, binders, etc.)
Wine, champagne, and cocktail supplies for special events

To make any of these donations, contact Managing Director Amanda Roccuzzo at 650.349.6411 ext. 311 or at 

Corporate, Foundation and Government Gifts

Local and national foundation grants play a significant part in the work of Hillbarn Theatre and Conservatory by providing valuable general operating support, as well as supporting new program directions.

Corporate Club Sponsorship & Benefits

Our Corporate Club Sponsorships provide highly desirable and demographically appropriate visibility for Bay Area companies. With an audience of more than 20,000 patrons each season, we are able to offer outstanding marketing exposure in recognition of your commitment. From employee perks to client entertaining, the Club can also tailor it’s benefits to meet your business objectives.

Sponsorship Benefit Season Sponsor
$10,000 & Above
Producing Sponsor
Starring Sponsor
Directing Sponsor
Logo Recognition in Large Print Advertisements* X
Exclusive sponsorship of a Mainstage Production of your choice (based on availability) X X
Invitation to 2 Hillbarn annual Bravo! Awards Night X X
Logo on Theatre marquee during sponsored show* X X
10% discount on single tickets for all employees X X X
Nightly Pre-show mention for all performances X X X
Logo recognition on sponsored show posters, postcards, e-blasts, website and programs (subject to print deadlines) X X X X
Logo recognition on Hillbarn's sponsor wall in lobby during sponsored show X X X X
Recognition on annual fund donor banner in lobby for one year X X X X
Recognition on annual fund donor list in programs for one year X X X X
Complimentary tickets for a Hillbarn production (within 2014/15 Season) 8 people 4 people 2 people 2 people

For further information about becoming a Corporate Club Sponsor, contact Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers at 650.349.6411 ext. 303 or

Current and Past Corporate Donors

We are proud of our corporate Hillbarn Partners:
Wells Fargo
The Buljan Group
Mariners Pharmacy
Peninsula Beauty
Penelope’s Coffee&Tea
Foster City Islander

Corporate Matching

Hillbarn Theatre accepts all employer matching gifts and applies them towards the individual donors benefit level. Some companies provide this benefit for both retired and current employees. A corporate matching gift may advance you to a higher donor level. Below is a partial list of Bay Area companies who have these programs in place.

3Com Google Santa Fe Pacific
3M Foundation Gordon & ReesGuidant Foundation Sara Lee Corp.
Ace Ina Foundation Grubb & Ellis SBC
Adobe Systems, Inc. H & R Block Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Advanced Micro Devices Hambrecht & Quist Sempra Energy, So. California Gas
Affiliated Publications, Inc. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Joseph E. Seagram & Son
Air Products and Chemicals Hewlett-Packard Shaklee
Albertson’s Home Depot Shearson Lehman Brothers
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. IBM Siemens
American Continental Insurance Intel Silicon Graphics
American Express James Irvine Foundation Smart Modular Technologies
American International Company Janus SmithKline Beechum
American President Companies John Wiley & Sons Sony Corp.
Anheuser-Bush Johnson & Higgins Speigel
AON Johnson & Johnson Sprint
Apple Computer Kellogg Company St. Paul Companies
Applera Corporation Kemper National Insurance Companies State Street Bank and Trust
ARCO Kmart Suburu of America
Argonaut Group KPMG International Sun Microsystems
Autodesk, Inc. Lam Research Corporation T. Rowe Price
AT&T Levi Strauss and Co Tektronics
Baker & McKenzie LinkedIn Tenet Healthcare
Bank of America Lockheed Martin Texas Instruments
Barclays Global Investors Lotus Development Time Warner
BD Matching Gift Program Lucent Technologies Times Mirror
Bechtel Group, Inc. Macy’s / Federated Department Stores TransAmerica
Becton Dickinson and Company Mal Warwick & Associates, Inc. Transmeta
Matthew Bender & Company Matson Navigation Company TRW
Boeing May Company Unilever
Borden, Inc. Mazda USUnion Bank of California
BP America McGraw-Hill United Parcel Service
Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP McDonald’s Corporation UnumProvident Corp.
Caterpillar McKesson HBOC USA Group
CBS Mellon Bank USL Capital
Charles Schwab and Co. Merrill Lynch Washington Mutual
Chase Manhattan Microsoft Washington Mutual
ChevronTexaco Mobile Oil Washington Mutual
Circuit City Stores Monsanto Fund Wells Fargo Bank
Cisco Systems Morrison & Foerster West Group
Citigroup Foundation Morton International White-Westinghouse
The Clorox Company Mutual of America Xerox
Foundation Employee Giving Campaign Newhall Land and Farming Company YCI (Shaklee)
Compaq Computer NIke
Computer Resources Group NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company
Corning, Inc. Northern Trust
S.H. Cowell Corporation Northwest Industries
Deutsche Bank Americas Northwestern Mutual
DFS Group NYNEX Corporation
R. H. Donnelley David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Eaton Corporation PE Biosystems
Electronic Arts Pennzoil
Exxon Corporation PepsiCo
Federated Department Stores PG&E
Fireman’s Fund Philip Morris
Fremont Group Foundation Pitney Bowes
Arthur J. Gallagher Pohlad Family Charities
Gannett Potlatch Corporation
Gap Provident Companies
Gatx Corporation Providian Financial
Gartner Group Prudential
Genentech Ralston Purina
General Mills R.H. Donnelley
Georgia-Pacific Corporation Safeco Insurance Companies
General ReGillette Group SalesForce

For more information on Corporate Sponsorship and Support, contact Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers at at 650.349.6411 ext. 303 or 

Foundation Giving

Local and national foundation grants play a significant part in the work of Hillbarn Theatre and Conservatory by providing valuable general operating support, as well as supporting new program directions. Foundation gifts make sure that Hillbarn maintains artistic excellence on our stage and keeps pace with the ever increasing need for our services. Moreover, foundation support helps keep our productions affordable and helps Hillbarn offer engaging educational programs for students and access to our programs by developmentally challenged and under served populations.

Foundation Partners

We are proud of our Foundation Partners:
Crescent, Porter, Hale Foundation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Danford Foundation
Peninsula Community Foundation (Now Silicon Valley Community Foundation)
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund

Planned Giving

By making a charitable gift through your estate, you can assist Hillbarn Theatre in  its mission to ensure that current and future generations continue to experience excellence in dramatic and musical presentations while also reducing your burden of income, capital gains, or estate taxes.

There are many different ways to make a planned gift to Hillbarn. By planning your gift for the future, you not only keep control of your assets during your lifetime, you can also drastically reduce the estate taxes your heirs will have to pay.

Ways to Give
Ways to Give How to Give Benefit to you Benefit to Hillbarn
BEQUEST Include Hillbarn Theatre in your will. Your donation will be exempt from federal estate tax. Ensures our future security.
IRA Hillbarn may be a whole or partial beneficiary of your plan. Your donation will be exempt from federal tax. Ensures our future security.
LIFE INSURANCE Name Hillbarn as a beneficiary of an existing policy. Allows you to make a large gift with little cost and no estate taxes. Ensures our future security.
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST AND GIFT ANNUITIES Name Hillbarn as a beneficiary of a gift annuity. May remove taxable assets from your estate. Ensures our future security.
CASH GIFT Check, credit card, transfer of stock or gift from donor advised fund. Maximizes your deduction and removes taxable assets from your estate. Hillbarn puts your gift to work immediately.

For more information about how you can donate to Hillbarn Theatre, contact Executive Artistic Director Dan Demers at 650.349.6411 ext. 303 or