Ways to Give


The dramatic arts teach young people life changing skills that improve their academic success and enhance their ability to think critically and creatively, yet in many parts of the country, schools continue to cut drama programs, students' test scores are the only measure of a child's success, and families can no longer afford to go to the theatre.

AATE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your fully tax-deductible contribution helps us to enhance programming, public education, and services that support theatre for young audiences, theatre arts curriculum in our schools, and the theatre artists, educators and scholars committed to transforming young people and communities through the theatre arts.


The dramatic arts teach young people skills that improve their results in the core curriculum and enhance their ability to navigate the challenges of life, including the ability to think critically, be better problem solvers, and adapt to changing job markets. High school students who take arts classes have higher math and verbal SAT scores than students who take no arts classes. And 93% of Americans believe that the arts are vital to providing a well-rounded education for children (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies).

AATE needs your support to keep theatre in our schools and our communities. AATE relies on the charitable contributions of people (members/donors) like you to continue our participation in setting Pre K-12 core arts standards—ensuring the inclusion of arts education as a balanced core curriculum in our public schools. In 2013, AATE and its members played a major role in writing the national core arts standards, but our work is far from done.


Here's an example of what your gift can achieve:

$10 - introduces Theatre In Our Schools Month (TIOS) to one school district, increasing public awareness of the impact of theater and providing teachers with advocacy tools

$25 - supports the creation of classroom and academic resources for teachers in the form of AATE publications Incite/Insight and Youth Theatre Journal.

$50 - supports teaching artist attendance at TIOS events

$100 - allows AATE to participate in state and national core arts coalitions, and advocate for core arts standards in theater, promoting the need for core arts standards in theater, as well as the need for qualified teachers and teaching artists in our schools

$200 - helps to support the cultivation and nurturing of the next generation of theater artists and educators through nationwide programs such as the Young Playwrights for Change.

$500 - supports scholarships that allow theater educators to attend AATE's national conference

$1,000 - supports AATE programming inspiring a growing collective of theater artists, educators, and scholars committed to transforming young people and communities through the theater arts.

No matter how great or how small, we need your financial support to achieve our mission. Make a gift to better youth theatre. Make a gift to advance your chosen profession. Make a gift to ensure theatre continues as a core curriculum in our public schools.

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Here are just a few ways you can contribute:

Annual Fund » Donate Online Below

One Time Donation
Recurring Donation

Your charitable donation will help support AATE’s participation in the National Coalition of Core Arts Standards, promotion and public awareness of Theatre In Our Schools month, production of Youth Theatre Journal, and help keep membership and events fees low despite increases in our own costs.

President's Fund » Donate Online Below

One Time Donation
Recurring Donation

Created in 2005 through the phenomenal efforts of some of our most dedicated members and the wonderful generosity of an anonymous donor, the Fund is an investment in our long-term future. 

Betsy Quinn Scholarship Fund » Donate Online Below

One Time Donation
Recurring Donation

Inspired by the 2011 participation of Crawling with Monsters, and in honor of beloved past-president Betsy Quinn, this initiative supports the participation in the AATE annual conference by the members of a well-deserving and high quality theatre program serving undergraduates or young adults, particularly those committed to dismantling racism. With your help, Scholarship recipients will receive travel and registration assistance and the opportunity to present or perform some aspect of their programming at the conference.

To donate to any of our funds...

Click on one time or recurring underneath the title of the fund you would like to donate to online or write a check payable to American Alliance for Theatre Education and mail to: The American Alliance for Theatre & Education, 700 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003. ***In the note section of your check, please be sure to indicate which program or fund you would like your contribution to support.***


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AATE is a proud member of the Combined Federal Campaign, which allows you to give in your workplace through payroll deduction. AATE's designation number is 37064. 


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