Ford’s Theatre relies on a partnership of public and private support to fulfill its mission to celebrate the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and explore the American experience through theatre and education. The National Park Service is responsible for the utilities, maintenance and staffing of the historic theatre and the Petersen House. The Ford’s Theatre Society’s renowned theatrical productions, engaging educational programs, quality museum exhibitions and live historic interpretation are sustained through the generosity of our donors. Ticket sales and other earned income cover only half of our budget, which means we must raise another $7 million annually from individuals, corporations, foundations and government entities to ensure that Ford’s Theatre remains a premier destination in Washington, D.C. as a working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center.
Explore the numerous ways you can provide crucial support to Ford’s Theatre and add substantively to the mission of Ford’s Theatre:
- Membership Programs
- Annual Fund
- Corporate Support
- Planned Gifts
- Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Campaign
- Annual Gala
- Current Campaigns
- Donor News
- How to Give
View our Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report.
Our mission is not complete without your support.
We rely on the generosity of donors to make up for vital funding that revenue such as ticket sales cannot cover.