Individual Donor Benefits

Your Gift Makes the Difference

No other group contributes to the success of Steppenwolf as much as our generous group of individual donors. In appreciation of their support, we offer a variety of benefits designed to bring donors closer to the artists of Steppenwolf.

Need more information or have a question about your benefits?
Contact Suzanne Miller, Annual Fund Manager, at (312) 654-5617 or

2014-15 Donor Calendar of Events

Annual Fund

Annual Fund donors receive a variety of special event benefits designed to bring them closer the artists of Steppenwolf. For more information, contact Donor Services at (312) 654-5617.

Friends (donors of $75+)
- Invitation to the Season Kick-Off Celebration and Backstage Tour of Steppenwolf Theatressss
- Advance email notification of special ticket opportunities

Players (donors of $150+)
- Yearlong recognition in the Steppenwolf Program
- An invitation to attend a Steppenwolf for Young Adults production and reception

Designers (donors of $250+)
- Invitation to the Donors Cast Party
- Commemorative poster

Ensemble (donors of $500+)
- A Behind-the-Scenes special event with the Garage Rep artists
- Invitation to a special production in Steppenwolf’s Garage Theatre

Producer (donors of $1,000+)
- Exclusive invitation to a technical rehearsal with the director, designers, cast and crew
- A commemorative poster signed by the cast from a production

Directors Circle

The Directors Circle is a distinguished group of individuals who support annual operations at Steppenwolf and enjoy VIP ticketing services and invitations to private events with the Steppenwolf ensemble. For more information For more information, please contact Jessica Gretch, Individual Giving Coordinator, at (312) 654-5672 or

Benefactor ($1,500 to $2,499)
- Enjoy 2 complimentary subscriptions to our 5-play season
- Guaranteed prime seating with unlimited ticket exchanges and/or purchases
- Special evenings at the theater, such as an intimate dinner with the cast of a production and artistic team
- Your choice of one poster signed by the cast from the Steppenwolf season
- Recognition in the Steppenwolf program and Donor Wall located in the Downstairs Theatre Lobby
- Complimentary beverages and priority bar service during intermission at every performance

Sustainer ($2,500 to $4,999)
- 2 complimentary subscriptions may be used for Steppenwolf’s Opening Night series, which includes a post-show party with the cast
- Invitation to one pre-performance opening night dinner where you can meet and network with Steppenwolf artists and trustees

Patron ($5,000 to $9,999)
- Invitation to all pre-show opening night dinners, including complimentary valet parking
- Concierge services for Broadway and regional theaters

Distinguished Patron ($10,000 to $24,999)
- Invitation to dinner with the Artistic Director and Executive Director
- Viewing of a rehearsal for one Steppenwolf production
- Opportunity to join a consortium of individuals in sponsoring one Steppenwolf production

Individual Production Sponsor

Our artists' visions come to life because of the leadership support of Individual Production Sponsors. For more information about sponsorship, contact Sandy Karuschak, Director of Development at (312) 654-5621 or