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FRIENDS OF THE OHIO THEATRE  

501c3 Not for Profit Corporation

Stated Purpose: To Restore, Preserve and Promote The Historic Ohio Theatre transforming it  into a Vibrant Performing Arts Center serving the Greater Lima Community for generations to  come. Our Mission is to Preserve this historic theatre’s rich history, to ensure its legacy and  provide for its future through fundraising for capital improvements, repairing and  strengthening the building’s structure and systems and modernizing all theatrical systems and  equipment to state of the art technology. Additionally, we will provide funding to promote the  theatre and its programs enabling it to continue to provide access to the arts, entertainment  and education for all well into the future.  

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law 

DONOR LEVELS: *All donations are fully deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law!

 

FRIEND $10 - $99 

Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts  PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites! 

CONTRIBUTOR $100 - $499 

Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts  PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites  and an official Ohio Theatre Lima T-Shirt!! 

SUPPORTER $500 - $999 

Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts  PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites  and in the program of our inaugural production and an official Ohio Theatre Lima T-Shirt! 

DONOR $1,000 - $4,999 

Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts  PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites  and in the program of ALL of our productions for an entire year and an official Ohio Theatre  Lima T-Shirt!  

FOUNDER $5,000 - $24,999 

Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts  PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites  and in the program of ALL of our productions for an entire year and an official Ohio Theatre 

Lima T-Shirt as well as an invitation to the Final Dress Rehearsal of all Avante Garage  Productions for a year and your name on our Founder’s List on our Wall of Fame! 

BENEFACTOR $25,000 - $99,000 

Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts  PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites  and in the program of ALL of our productions for an entire year and an official Ohio Theatre  Lima T-Shirt as well as an invitation to the Final Dress Rehearsal of all Avante Garage  Productions for a year, an invitation to our Grand Opening Performance and Party and your  name on our Benefactor’s List on our Wall of Fame! 

ANGEL $100,000+  

Our undying love and gratitude and the satisfaction of being a bonafide Patron of the Arts  PLUS your name on both the Friends of the Ohio Theatre and The Ohio Theatre’s websites  and in the program of ALL of our productions for an entire year and an official Ohio Theatre  Lima T-Shirt as well as two tickets to all Avante Garage Productions for a year, an invitation to  our Grand Opening Performance and Party and your name on our Angel’s List on our Wall of  Fame! 

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES: 

For a set amount (below), a donor will have the opportunity to name an area after themselves  or a person or organization of their choosing. This tribute will include a bronze plaque  prominently displayed in the area that will read: “DONOR’S NAME”. “The refurbishment of this  Historic ___________ was made possible by a very generous donation given to The Friends of  the Ohio Theatre by ____________ in 2021” This phrase will be repeated in the Show program  for all productions and the Donor’s name will be included on the Wall of Fame in the Lobby. 

 

HISTORIC BOX OFFICE LOBBY - $150,000  

HISTORIC MAIN LOBBY - $150,000  

HISTORIC AUDITORIUM - $250,000 (2 BRONZE PLAQUES - 1 on either side of  auditorium)  

HISTORIC MEN’S SMOKING LOUNGE (THE NEW STUDIO THEATRE) - $200,000  (also includes Signage at Street Level with whatever name Donor has chosen to honor) 

HISTORIC ORIGINAL VAUDEVILLE DRESSING ROOMS - $100,000 

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You can also help preserve the Ohio Theatre by donating your time and talents! Ask us how, we can always use an extra pair of hands!

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