Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Johanna Austin.
Development Team

Development Director
Jessica Betts

Individual Giving Manager
Rachel Spause
215-893-9456 ext. 108

Institutional Giving Manager
Kelli Shermeyer

Development Coordinator
Emily Wanamaker

Ways to Give

The Wilma Theater relies on financial support from individuals, institutions, and community partners to help continue its mission. Thank you for your generous support!

Donate Online

Make a one-time, monthly, quarterly, or annual gift using our secure online form.

Donate Now

Donate by Mail

Please complete the donation form and include it with your check, payable to Wilma Theater. Both should be mailed to the following address:

Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Printable Donation Form

Donate Over the Phone

In order to make giving as simple as possible, the Wilma is happy to accept donations over the phone. Please contact Emily Wanamaker, Development Coordinator, at 475-441-9711‬.

Matching Gifts

Your company may double your impact with a matching gift! Please contact your company’s Human Resources department to learn if your giving is eligible for a match. 

In-Kind Giving

Contact Our Individual Giving Manager Rachel Spause at about how your business can support the Wilma through an In-Kind gift. 

Gift of Stock

If you are interested in giving shares of stock to the Wilma, please contact Development Director Jessica Betts at or 267-713-9619, or click here for more information. 

Planned Gift

If you would like to remember the Wilma with a planned gift, please contact Development Director Jessica Betts at of 267-713-9619

IRA Gifts

If you are 70 ½ or older, you may be eligible to make a tax-free gift through your IRA up to $100,000. Check with your financial advisor about making a charitable gift to the Wilma through your IRA account.


The Wilma Theater is an EITC-eligible Educational Improvement Organization! When your corporation gives to our Wilmagination, Wilma Classroom, or Camp Wilma educational programming, it receives a dollar-for-dollar tax credit through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program up to 75% of their contribution— or 90% if they agree to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years — benefitting both your corporation and Philadelphia’s students. Learn more about how to give to the Wilma through the EITC program.