When you invest in Ford’s Theatre, you inspire the next generation of students, teachers and learners to shape the world guided by Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles.

Your generous gift helps history come alive as we celebrate the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and explore the American experience through theatre and education. We offer many ways for you to support our work, including individual and corporate membership, one-time and recurring gifts, and planned giving.

For more information, contact the Development office:
514 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 434-9545

"Ford's is an excellent venue with great history and I enjoy being a supporter."

- Erin S., Patron level member since 2009



As the place of President Lincoln's assassination, Ford's Theatre keeps an important moment in our nation's history alive.   Join a community of donors, supporters, volunteers and patrons to protect and share this legacy for future generations.  Please donate today and let Lincoln's legacy continue to live through you.


Corporate partnerships provide a variety of ways for companies to combine philanthropic support with premier marketing benefits.


A planned gift can benefit you as well as educate and inspire future generations.


Explore the best way to support Ford’s Theatre

Gifts via Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, are excellent ways to support Ford’s Theatre.

Matching Gifts

Make your gift go even further! Have your gift matched and double the value.


Play a significant role in the overall patron experience at Ford’s Theatre by volunteering as an usher today.

Recurring Gifts

Monthly or Quarterly

Did you know that you can now make a recurring gift to Ford’s for as little as $5 a month? Make your impact go even farther, all year long.

Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala

Experience the best of Washington at the Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala. Come together with leaders in business, government and philanthropy for an unforgettable event.