An anonymous donor has taken the lead to ensure a sustainable future for Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) by offering to match donations made to ATC through the end of June, up to $500,000.

“This is huge for Arizona Theatre Company,” said Interim Managing Director Matt Lehrman. “This match is a tremendous vote of confidence in the future of this company and a meaningful step to advance ATC toward an exciting, important and sustainable future.”

As a nonprofit arts organization, 40 percent of ATC’s annual operating budget derives from contributed revenue through grants, sponsors and individual donations. In addition to underwriting the productions of ATC—the in-house theater company at the Herberger Theater Center—contributed revenue also supports school matinee performances, statewide youth outreach initiatives and its popular Summer on Stage program. Ticket sales represent about 60 percent of the company’s overall revenue.

To make a donation, go to and click on “We Have A Match!”


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