Bay Street Theatre announced last week that an anonymous donor has promised a $300,000 gift to launch a matching funds campaign. The gift was in response to Bay Street’s formal announcement that Scott Schwartz will be the new Artistic Director for the 2014 season.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for such a generous gift,” Executive Director Tracy Mitchell said. “It’s the kind of support and backing that a non-profit theater requires and we couldn’t be more excited now to make it a reality.”
The anonymous gift is being used to launch the Fall Matching Funds Campaign with every donation matched dollar for dollar up to $300,000. The gift was recently announced at the estate of a long-time lover of Bay Street, during its “Close the Gap, Fill the Seats” Cocktail Reception for patrons.
“An investment in the future of Bay Street is an investment in our community and the services we are committed to providing to our partners, business owners and community members—both children and adult alike.”
Tax deductible donations can be made by clicking the “Donate Now” icon at baystreet.org, visiting the Box office, calling Jessica Lemire in the Development Office 631-725-0818, x129, or by sending a check to Bay Street Theatre; PO Box 810; Sag Harbor, NY 11963.
Bay Street Theatre’s final Mainstage production of 2013, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, is now playing through September 1st.