Giving First

November 22, 2022 is Giving First Day!

For the second year in a row, First Stage is participating in the #GivingFirstDay collaboration with 45+ other local nonprofit organizations.

Traditionally, one of the most popular days of charitable giving, Giving Tuesday, falls after the consumer-focused Black Friday and Cyber-Monday. Giving First Day flips that script in support of organizations, like First Stage, that depend on gifts during the holiday season. Before the hustle and bustle of the traditional shopping weekend, consider making a meaningful investment in your community this Giving First Day! 

To learn more about the Giving First Day collaboration, please visit Consider making a donation to any participating organization to be a part of the #GivingFirstDay movement.

Thanks to a generous gift from Betty Jo and James Nelsen, every gift made to First Stage on November 22, 2022 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000!

Make your #GivingFirstDay gift to First Stage!

Your Impact

Consider the impact you are making with a gift to First Stage:

Your collective gift of $5,000 will:

  • Enable 15 families with limited financial resources to experience First Stage Theater Productions.
  • Support 10 students with need-based scholarships to attend the Theater Academy.
  • Underwrite 4 classrooms from underserved neighborhood schools to experience First Stage Theater in Education workshops.

About First Stage

First Stage touches hearts, engages minds, and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for young people and families through:


Professional Theater Productions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain;

• Unparalleled Theater Academy training that fosters life skills through stage skills;

• Dynamic Theater in Education programs that promote active learning in our schools and community

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