Share your abiding passion for the theater by making a gift to Steppenwolf in your will or estate plans. Your gift can provide financial security to Steppenwolf while offering you and your estate significant tax and other financial benefits. By honoring Steppenwolf in this way, you'll join the Visionary Circle and receive special benefits and recognition.

A Gift Through Your Will Or Trust

A gift through your will or revocable trust is a simple and meaningful way of remembering Steppenwolf that may be directed where most needed by the Board of Trustees. A sample clause to share with your attorney is:

I give to Steppenwolf Theatre Company, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation whose address is 1700 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, Tax ID #51-0149370, (the sum of $_________) or (_____ % of the residue of my estate) for its general purposes.

Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust enables you to make a contribution to Steppenwolf in exchange for payments each year for a specified term or for life. This payment can be made to you or others you choose. Your gift is invested for the specified term or life and then the remaining assets are transferred to Steppenwolf to be used as you have directed. These types of gifts can also provide significant income, capital gains and estate tax savings for you.

Life Insurance

Life Insurance that you no longer need for your family security may be donated to Steppenwolf by transferring ownership of the policy or naming the theatre as a beneficiary. Your estate may be entitled to a charitable deduction for the proceeds passing to Steppenwolf.

Retirement Plan Assets

The designation of Steppenwolf as a beneficiary of retirement plan benefits may be a very savvy tax-wise gift strategy. Our charitable tax status exempts retirement benefits from estate and income taxes that your individual heirs could incur if you were to give retirement plan assets to them.

Steppenwolf's Official Name, Address and Tax ID

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1700 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
Tax ID #: 51-0149370

Join the Steppenwolf Visionary Circle

By honoring Steppenwolf with a gift through your estate plan, you'll join the Visionary Circle, an esteemed group of individuals whose support helps ensure the vitality of Steppenwolf for future generations. No minimum financial level is required to enjoy the benefits of membership. When you join the Visionary Circle, you enjoy annual benefits and recognition today for your future gift, including:

  • Invitations to Visionary Circle events with Steppenwolf artists
  • Private backstage tour with family members
  • VIP services for ticket exchanges and additional ticket purchases
  • Acknowledgment on the Donor Recognition Wall in the theater lobby
  • Acknowledgment in Steppenwolf programs

For more information about making a planned gift please contact Eric Evenskaas, Senior Development Director, at (312) 654-5615 or or print and mail back this card.