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Every year USITT raises money to support member services and programming and to enhance its ability to provide lifelong learning and professional development opportunities. Your contributions help USITT fund research and development projects, recognize and reward member accomplishments, promote health and safety in the industry, and support the vital work of building a more inclusive design and technology community. Thank you!

If you want to support multiple funds, you will need to enter a separate donation for each fund. Should you have any questions or encounter any stumbling blocks making your contribution through our online system, please contact Lea Ann Quimby, Donor Concierge, at (315) 463-6463 ext.102 or via email.


donate to Advancing USITT

  • Supports member services and programming, advancing USITT's ability to provide training, professional development, and lifelong learning opportunities. These funds fuel regional activities, industry data and research, recognize and reward member accomplishments, promote health and safety in the industry, and support the vital operational work of building a more inclusive design and technology community powering live entertainment.

donate to Edward F. Kook Fund for Research

  • Helped the development of LED lighting for the entertainment industry. Supports current research on virtual textiles and and high speed braking for entertainment applications. Also funds, Innovation Research Grants projects for the entertainment industry.

donate to Fellows Fund

  • Provides seed funding for new initiatives.

donate to New Century Fund for Young Professionals

  • Supports initiatives for the next generation of design and technology professionals, including funding of the Young Designers, Managers, & Technicians Awards.

donate to Professional Development Fund

  • Supports continuing education opportunities for professionals.

donate to Rigging Safety Fund

  • Provides safety inspections and training for US secondary schools. RSI has already improved stage safety at more than 120 secondary schools impacting more than 150,000 students.

donate to Samuel Scripps International Fund

  • Provides assistance for USITT's work abroad including the Prague Quadrennial.

donate to Tayneshia Jefferson Fund for Inclusion

  • The Tayneshia Jefferson Fund for Inclusion is the cornerstone of USITT's efforts to grow opportunities for underrepresented populations in design and technology. Through programs such as the Gateway Program, we help promising individuals develop their network, gain confidence in their ability, and open doors to advance their careers.

donate to The Collier Robert Woods Scholarship

  • Supports African-American and Black students with interests in lighting design and, or, theatre production, technology, and associated theatrical fields.

donate to USITT Future Fund

  • 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.

Choose a fund above to make a gift or elect to advance USITT's ability to provide essential training, professional development and lifelong learning opportunities by clicking the button below.

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 Donor Concierge Lea Ann Quimby at (315) 463-6463 ext.102 or send her an email.

You may also send your gift to:
ATTN: Development Department
290 Elwood Davis Rd., Suite 100
Liverpool, NY 13088


USITT Planned Giving and the USITT Loft Block Society
Every rigging system, manual or motorized, requires Loft Blocks. They support, guide, and provide the proper function of the entire system as it moves. So, like the loft block, the people who make gifts through their wills and estates help ensure the Institute will have the support it needs to continue to flourish for decades to come.

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.

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