Neptune Endowment Campaign


Since the Neptune Endowment Fund was officially launched in the summer of 2012, nearly 100 individual donors have invested in a brighter future for Neptune. Each of these donations has been matched at an almost dollar for dollar level by the federal government! As a result, the fund has grown to an astounding $2.3 million in just four years!

The Neptune Endowment Fund helps the theatre keep pace with the rising cost of producing and presenting professional theatre and maintaining a leading cultural institution for the community. It also helps us develop the performers and audiences of tomorrow, through the Neptune Theatre School and our Annual Young Company School Tour.

All donations to this important initiative stay in the fund forever, while Neptune benefits from the interest earned on the fund. The bigger the endowment grows, the more interest revenue we receive! This new source of income is important to our survival and that’s why we’ve set a new target – to double the amount of the fund to $4.6 million by 2018.

You can help us reach our goal by giving a one-time gift, making a multi-year pledge, donating public securities, or leaving us a bequest through your estate planning.

Donate to the endowment online by clicking here, or download an Endowment Pledge Sheet here.

To enjoy the tax benefits of giving a gift of public securities, download our Public Securities Transfer Form.

For additional information on the endowment, please contact Lisa Bugden, Neptune's General Manager at


Neptune Endowment Fund


As a Neptune Endowment Fund Donor, you will be acknowledged for your pivotal role in helping to sustain and shape the future of Neptune.

All endowment donors receive:

  • An official tax receipt and a letter of appreciation

  • Unique recognition in our theatre programs and on the Neptune website

  • Recognition in our annual donor acknowledgement advertisement


  • Neptune Friends Donations of $50 to $99
    Donors receive all benefits listed above and an invitation to our Holiday Donor Event

  • Neptune Fans Donations of $100 to $999
    Donors receive all benefits listed above and a Neptune Ambassador Pass entitling them to special offers at the theatre and surrounding businesses

  • Neptune Playbill Circle Donations of $1,000 to $9,999
    Donors receive all benefits listed above, an invitation to our Investors Breakfast and an annual stewardship report on the Neptune Endowment Fund, Donors receive permanent unique and permanent recognition within the theatre

  • Neptune Director's Circle Donations of $10,000 to $24,999
    Donors receive all benefits listed above along with the opportunity to give back to the community through an annual award of Neptune tickets to the service agency of their choice.

  • Neptune Executive Producers Circle Donations of $25,000 and up
    This special league of donors supports unique opportunities for acknowledgement and development through naming rights and permanent scholarship programs

  • Signature Gifts Make a major investment in the endowment and create a signature gift to support an initiative of your choosing.