Ways of Giving


Your Philanthropic Options to Give to Central Square Theater 

Contributions can be made online, by check, or the various options below.  Checks and Donor Advised Funds should be made payable to:  

Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue, Ste. 4
Cambridge, MA 02139-4106

Central Square Theater is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our Tax-Exempt I.D. is 26-1323224. 


CARES ACT Giving Incentives for 2021

  1. Universal Charitable Deduction 

The universal charitable deduction has not only been extended, but given a well-deserved upgrade. The new deduction is $300 for single filers ad $600 for married couples filing jointly. This deduction is an above-the-line duction to taxpayers who take the standard deduction (does not require you to itemize deductions).  This must be a cash gift paid to an operating nonprofit. Gifts to or from a donor-advised fund or stock gifts are not eligible.

  1. Deduct up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)

For those who itemize deductions, you can deduct cash contributions up to 100% of your AGI. These gifts must go to an operating nonprofit. Gifts to a donor-advised fund are not eligible. 

  1. Corporate Support

Corporations may deduct for charitable giving upn to 25% of their taxable income. Engage your company as Central Square Theater Corporate Sponsor.   Contact Maggie Moore Abdow, Director of Development, mma@centralsquaretheater.org; 617-576-9278 ext.208 for more information.  

Donor Advised Fund 

Many people prefer to give to Central Square Theater through their donor-advised fund. A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows charitably-inclined individual, families and businesses to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some case, certain illiquid assets, to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.  Central Square Theater is registered with numerous DAF programs.  To learn if or how you can give to Central Square Theater through your DAF of choice, please contact Maggie Moore Abdow for personalized assistance at 617.576.9278 ext. 208.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Making a donation to Central Square Theater in honor of or in memory of a friend or loved one is a meaningful way to celebrate that person. We will notify the appropriate party about your  gift, and we will send a gift acknowledgement to you, the donor. You may make your gift online or contact Maggie Moore Abdow for personalized assistance at 617.576.9278 ext. 208.

Gifts of Stock

Your gift of appreciated securities (stock) will help ensure the high quality of your theater’s productions and education programs and will provide you with special donor benefits in addition to potential tax savings. When making a stock transfer, please notify Maggie Moore Abdow at 617.576.9278 ext. 208 to ensure proper recognition of your gift.

Legacy Gifts

Central Square Theater will gratefully work with you and your financial planner to arrange a legacy gift including (but not limited to) a bequest, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, life insurance, and retirement plan assets.

Matching Gifts 

Double or Triple your Donation to Central Square Theater! Please inquire with your company’s human resources department to see if your gift to Central Square Theater qualifies for a matching gift.

Need more information?

Contact Maggie Moore Abdow at 617.576.9278 ext. 208, or mma@centralsquaretheater.org