Make Your Gift to USITT's Annual Fund

Your Generosity is Critical to Making Our Programming Possible!

USITT raises money every year to fund its operations. These gifts make-up an important part of USITT’s ability to provide member services, programming, and business activities. It is a predictable base of support to help meet current and growing operating needs year after year.

Gifts to General Operations help us help others by lowering the cost of education and training, maintaining the website, supporting the production of publications.

The New Century Fund supports initiatives for the next generation of design and technology professionals. In addition, it supports the funding of the Young Designers, Managers, & Technicians Awards.

The Diversity & Inclusion Initiative is the cornerstone of USITT's efforts to grow opportunities for underrepresented populations in design and technology. Through mentoring programs such as the Gateway Program, we help promising individuals develop their network, gain confidence in their ability, and open doors to create a world where creativity and skill are honored above all.

The Rigging Safety Initiative provides safety inspections and training for secondary schools in the United States. RSI has already improved stage safety at more than 120 secondary schools impacting more than 150,000 students.

The Fellows Fund provides seed funding for new initiatives allowing USITT to act quickly and responsively to opportunities.

Gifts to the Edward F. Kook Fund helped the development of LED lighting for the entertainment industry. Gifts support current research like virtual textiles and high-speed braking for entertainment applications, and Innovation Research Grants projects addressing technology challenges faced by the entertainment industry.

The Samuel Scripps International Fund provides assistance for USITT's work abroad. It also helps fund master artists coming to the United States to share their skills and talents.

The USITT Fund grows to support projects for the future of USITT. Gifts are restricted and only the investment growth of this fund is used.

Access our online donation system below to make a gift. To make your gift using a stock transfer, IRA distribution or other payment method, or to develop a multi-year payment plan for your gift, please contact Carol Carrigan in the National Office.

Planned Giving and the USITT Loft Block Society

People who have made gifts to USITT through their wills and estates are included in the Loft Block Society. Their support ensures the Institute will continue to rise for many years to come. Learn more about the Loft Block Society.


The United States Institute for Theatre Technology is a 501(c)3 corporation (Tax ID #13-6216921). Gifts to all Funds are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Required charitable disclosure statements may be found in the footer of any page on