Your Gift Makes the Difference

Our generous individual donors provide the essential support that allows Steppenwolf to respond to this unprecedented time with the creation of an innovative, provocative virtual season, Steppenwolf NOW, featuring some of America’s most talented theater artists.

Without our donors, there would be no work. We are truly grateful for their support, and we are proud to offer a variety of benefits to bring them closer to this exciting work.

Need more information or have a question about your benefits?
Contact Jessica Gretch, Individual Giving Manager. 

Annual Fund

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

Friends ($90+)

  • Our love and appreciation!

Designers ($250+)

  • Invitations to four special virtual events during the year with Steppenwolf artists in conversation about their work

Ensemble ($500+)

  • Year-long recognition on Steppenwolf website
  • All benefits at Designer level

Directors Circle

The Directors Circle is a distinguished group of individuals who support annual operations at Steppenwolf and enjoy VIP privileges. For more information or to join, please contact Jessica Gretch or fill out this secure form.

Benefactor ($2,000 to $9,999)

  • Complimentary membership to full Steppenwolf NOW season, as well as onstage season when performances resume
  • Four virtual Member Nights during the year: special events featuring Steppenwolf artists in conversation about their work
  • Personal customer service with dedicated staff to handle inquiries
  • Year-long recognition on Steppenwolf website 

Distinguished Patron ($10,000 to $14,999)

  • Opportunity to sponsor an episode of Half Hour, the Steppenwolf podcast, with recognition at the end of selected episode and on website and access to full, unedited 60-minute recording.
  • All other benefits of Benefactor level

Individual Production Sponsorship

Our artists' visions come to life because of the leadership support of Individual Production Sponsors. For more information about sponsorship, contact Eric Evenskaas, Senior Development Director.

Individual Sponsor - Steppenwolf NOW ($15,000 to $24,999)

  • Dedicate your gift to a Steppenwolf NOW production and be recognized as a sponsor on the website and in streaming video credits
  • Recognition at virtual donor events focused on Steppenwolf NOW [in opening slides for presentation]
  • Complimentary Steppenwolf NOW memberships for 6 friends
  • Invitation to one exclusive virtual salon with Steppenwolf artists

Grand Sponsor - Steppenwolf NOW ($25,000 to $49,999)

  • Professionally bound copy of production script
  • Champagne home delivery on streaming start date of chosen production
  • Invitations to two exclusive virtual salons with Steppenwolf artists
  • Complimentary Steppenwolf NOW memberships for 10 friends
  • All benefits of Individual Sponsor

Premier Sponsor - Steppenwolf NOW ($50,000 to $99,999)

  • Recognition as sponsor on all materials of chosen production
  • Invitations to three exclusive virtual salons with Steppenwolf artists
  • All benefits of Grand Sponsor

Lead Sponsor ($100,000+)

  • Full recognition and benefits customized to donor