Donate to The Smith

Smith Logo: red, blue, green, and yellow square rainbow arch. Support is written in a green banner beneathWhy donate to The Smith?

Donations Make A Difference

It is a reality that the cost of running and maintaining this beautiful theater greatly exceeds income from ticket sales, sponsorships and rental income. As a not-for-profit organization, we must rely on additional financial assistance to meet our annual needs.

Generous contributions allow this organization to stabilize its foundation and will help make The Smith Center for the Arts a destination for generations of Finger Lakes residents and visitors to enjoy for many more years.

Gifts from donors also allow us to program our stage with a diverse array of live, engaging performances and enables us to preserve, maintain and improve the functionality and comfort of this theater, this community’s center of performing arts activity.




There are many ways to donate to the Smith, including one-time gifts and planned giving opportunities. Each contribution can be designated for a specific purpose such as general needs or funding for the endowment. Select a way of giving that suits you. All gifts are tax deductible! Use the appropriate form listed and pay with your credit card, PayPal account or mail your contribution to the Smith at 82 Seneca St., Geneva, NY 14456.

4. For a one-time single gift for any purpose, use this form. Feel free to make comments about the purpose of your donation. One-time contribution form

5. Buy a brick that will be placed on the sidewalk next to the Smith. Remember or honor a friend, neighbor, loved one or family pet. Proudly display your own name or the name of your business. Beautify the sidewalk with a few poetic words. By leaving your mark on Geneva’s streetscape, you can support the Smith Opera House at the same time. Buy a brick form

6. Sponsor one of our iconic red theater seats. All seat sponsors will be recognized with a nameplate attached to your seat. Buy a seat form

7. Join the Smith’s constellation of supporters by purchasing one of the stars that shine above the theater. A star donation is $1,000. Star sponsors are recognized on a plaque in the lobby. Be a star form

For more information, call Executive Director Susie Monagan at 315-781-5483. As you gaze upward toward the ceiling, you will be reminded of your generosity and commitment to the arts in our community.