You can help guarantee the future of Olean Community Theatre, Inc.  

Give to The Futures Fund

You can designate your gift to be put toward scholarships, equipment purchases and upgrades, or for the general fund.  The great thing about The Futures Fund is that anyone can participate at almost any level -- from $35 on up.  And if you work for a company that matches the charitable gifts of its employees, you may be able to double your contribution!  

Planned Giving

Bequest
Naming OCT as a beneficiary in your will provides for a stable financial base for this important cultural resource as well as possibly reducing the tax burden of your estate.  With a bequest, you can also permanently link your name to Olean Community Theatre, Inc.  through the creation of an endowed fund that could underwrite scholarships, special equipment, educational programs, office space or future staff.

Life Insurance | IRA
Name OCT as the beneficiary or split beneficiary of a life insurance policy or IRA.

Charitable Remainder Trust & Gift Annuities
Fund a trust that will pay income to you for your lifetime, and then eventually benefit OCT.

Other
Leave your residence, vacation home or farm to OCT, reserving the right to continue use of the property for your lifetime.

Contact your attorney or tax advisor for guidance on establishing a bequest to Olean Community Theatre.

If you'd like to know more about OCT's long-term needs, please feel free to call us at 716-375-1628 or write us at PO Box 100, Olean, NY 14760.  An OCT Board Member will be happy to talk with you about our future goals and how you can help meet them!

The Futures Fund

The Futures Fund gives our subscribers and friends the opportunity to invest in three critical areas of our mission that will ensure our continued vitality for the next twenty years.

The Futures Fund will provide:

  1. enrichment funding for outstanding local students who are planning careers in the dramatic arts, as well as for OCT actors, directors and technical volunteers to attend workshops, classes, and theatre association meetings to continue the development of their talents and skills;
  2. a dedicated equipment fund for the repair and upgrade of audio and electrical equipment to keep OCT productions running at a high technical level;
  3. support for our general fund to strengthen OCT's annual operations.      

Your gift to The Futures Fund will ensure a bright future for OCT, its many volunteers, and, in return, your enjoyment of live theatre.  The great thing about the Futures Fund is that anyone can participate at almost any level -- from $25 on up.

Contributions to The Futures Fund can be made at any time, can be designated by you to be used in one or more of the three program areas, and are fully tax-deductible.  And if you work for a company that matches the charitable gifts of its employees, you may be able to double your contribution!

To contribute to Olean Community Theatre's future, send your gift to:

Olean Community Theatre, Inc.
Futures Fund
PO Box 100
Olean, NY 14760