Building a Bright Future

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, one of our longtime supporters, is helping Porchlight establish a board of directors governed cash reserve, which will provide the financial stability we need to grow as an organization. To establish this reserve, the Donnelley Foundation will match every new or increased gift we receive over the coming year, up to $25,000.

Now is the time to join Porchlight’s exceptional community of supporters—whether you’re a new donor making your first gift to Porchlight or one of our loyal supporters making an additional gift to this special campaign, your donation will have twice the impact, and will help us ensure the future of music theatre in Chicago.

Help us build a more secure future. For Porchlight, to continue presenting excellent productions along with first class educational and outreach programming, being able to innovate, and taking strategic artistic risks, we must establish financial stability. A cash reserve is key to building greater financial security and to ensuring Porchlight’s bright future.

Won’t you help us?

If you are brand-new donor, any gift you give today will be matched.

If you haven’t given to Porchlight since August 31, 2017, any gift you give will be matched.

If you are a current donor, any gift you give over your yearly donation will be matched.


For questions regarding your past year’s donations, please contact Development Associate Rosie Schultz at

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation supports over 150 small, professional arts organizations of all disciplines. They provide general operations grants and an array of other support to help arts organizations sustain their artistry and strengthen their operations. Porchlight Music Theatre is grateful to the Foundation for its operations grants over the years.