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Donate to Literature Live! and support Long Island students today!

This fall, Bay Street Theater is proud to present Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” as its 2019 Literature Live! Presentation.  Again this year, with the help of Century Arts Foundation and the Bay Street Theater Board of Trustees, every dollar raised in support of Bay Street’s Literature Live! Production of “A Raisin in the Sun” will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000. 

Please complete the form below and click on "Submit" to make your tax-deductible donation.

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$25 can help fund one student
$50 can help fund 2 students
$100 can help fund 4 students
$750 can fund an entire classroom!
$1,000 can help pay for the set
$2,500 can help sponsor an actor in the show
$5,000 can help pay for production costs that make the show possible!
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Matching Gifts

Many companies and organizations have matching gift programs that will double or even triple your contribution, automatically upgrading your membership level. For more information, please contact your employer’s department of Human Resources. Mail us a completed form or submit your matching gift online and notify us.


Donor Advised Funds

Please request that checks are made payable to Bay Street Theatre Festival, Inc. and mailed to the following address:

Bay Street Theater
PO Box 810
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Bay Street Theater’s tax identification number is 13-3628854.


Stock Transfers

Gifts of stock, especially long-term appreciated stock, provide benefits to Bay Street and you. Bay Street Theater can put your stock donation to immediate use.

Give away appreciated assets and usually avoid a tax gain.
Receive the regular charitable income tax deduction if you itemize your taxes.
Claim a tax deduction for the full fair market value (rather than the cost value) of your stock if you have owned the securities for more than one year.

Please call the Development Office at 631-725-0818 for stock transfer instructions.


Planned Giving

The future of Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is vital to the Sag Harbor community as well as the East End of Long Island. In order to sustain this important cultural organization in perpetuity, we hope you will consider making a planned gift to Bay Street Theater.

There are several easy ways to include Bay Street in your estate plans. 

Charitable Bequests:

A charitable bequest made through your will or retirement account is one of the simplest ways that you can make a significant contribution to help us to maintain and improve our important programs for writers, artists, students, and audiences. Bequests can be made in the form of a specific gift of cash or property, a general sum of money or as a percentage of the residual estate.

Living Trusts:

Living trusts provide privacy for the individual and avoid probate.  A living trust can direct gifts of cash or property.

Named Beneficiary:

Any asset with a death benefit such as life insurance, retirement plans, commercial annuities, or bank or brokerage accounts can be left as a gift to Bay Street Theater 


For more information please contact Susan Hanley at or 631-725-0818