Emerald Fund

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Founded in 1996, ECT is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with children 0 – 18-years-old through three pillars of work: artistic, education, and community engagement — All made possible by the Emerald Fund

By giving to the Emerald Fund, you help us empower the children in your lives through our three pillars of development:

  • ARTISTIC : The development of high quality, imaginative, and inclusive productions that empower young people to harness their creative capacity and apply it to all areas of their lives.
  • EDUCATION : Teaching kids selfconfidence, teamwork, and social skills through theater camps, classes, and residencies — inspiring them to bring their own stories to life.
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Providing children of all 50 wards with equitable theatrical and literary access. This includes programs like the One Fund, which provides free performances and companion books to Chicago Public School students.


Support Emerald City Theatre in its mission to help young people creatively face the world through its artistic productions, educational programs, and outreach initiatives by making a one-time or recurring gift. 


Make a One-Time Gift

Make a Recurring Gift

Donor Benefits 2018 – 2019

Lullaby League ($50 – $99) 

  • Website acknowledgment

Munchkins ($100 – $249)

  • All of the above, PLUS: 
  • Lobby donor board and/or playbill acknowledgment

Flying Monkeys ($250 – $499)

  • All of the above, PLUS: 
  • Two tickets to an Emerald City Theatre press opening/reception 
  • Early on-sale ticket access for holiday show

Lollipop Guild ($500 – $999)

  • All of the above, PLUS: 
  • Two additional tickets to an Emerald City Theatre press opening/reception 

Scarecrows ($1,000 – $2,499)

  • All of the above, PLUS: 
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • Invitation to New Work readings

Tin Men ($2,500 – $4,999)

  • All of the above, PLUS: 
  • Invitations to exclusive supporter events


  • Recognition and benefits will be customized