Devan Mercurio
Senior Manager of Development


412.316.8200 ext. 716 

When you give to YOUR Pittsburgh Public Theater, you ensure that the region’s largest producing theater can tell powerful stories through exquisite artistry, support Pittsburgh-based talent, and bring acclaimed arts education programming to the next generation of theater-makers and audiences. Your gift – of any size – has real impact and value. Thank you. 


There are Many Ways to Make your Gift:

  • Make your gift online by visiting PPT.ORG/GIVE
  • Call Devan Mercurio, Senior Manager of Development at 412.316.8200 x 716
  • Send a check made payable to Pittsburgh Public Theater addressed to: Pittsburgh Public Theater, ATTN: Development Office, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Other Ways to Give

This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. The Public strongly advises that you consult your professional advisor(s).


Pittsburgh Public Theater will work with you to make the giving process from your Donor-Advised Fund simple and efficient. 

To give through your donor-advised fund:

  • Request that your fund administrator issue a check made payable to Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
  • You may make a legacy gift to The Public by listing the theater as a charitable beneficiary of your existing donor-advised fund, retirement plan, or life insurance policy.
  • Alternatively, if you would like to recommend a gift through your donor-advised fund online, please click the link below:


Are you 72 or older? Consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution to make the most out of your charitable giving.

A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a distribution made directly from your individual retirement account (IRA) to a qualified charity. You can transfer up to $100,000 in gifts each year to qualified non-profits like Pittsburgh Public Theater.

As an IRA deduction is categorized as an “above-the-line deduction,” you can take advantage of this tax benefit even if you don’t itemize deductions. It is a simple process to roll over your QDC directly to Pittsburgh Public Theater, which your IRA administrator can facilitate.

For more information, contact Devan Mercurio, Senior Manager of Development.


Double Your Gift's Impact

Your company may have a matching gift program that can double your level of support. Each company's guidelines for participation are different, so please contact your Human Resources Department for more information.


Looking to Make the Most out of your Gift? Consider Making a Stock Gift to Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Your gift of appreciated securities—publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares—to Pittsburgh Public Theater are among the most cost-effective assets to use when making a gift. It’s a simple and efficient way to give and support our mission.

A gift of appreciated securities may be right for you if:

  • You want to diversify your assets without paying the capital gains taxes that would result from the sale of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.
  • You have held stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares for more than a year, and they have increased in value.
  • You want to make a gift that does not affect your cash flow or liquidity.

For more information on donating securities, please contact Devan Mercurio, Senior Manager of Development.

This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. Always check with your tax advisor and plan ahead when gifting the ownership of stocks, bonds, and/or mutual fund shares. Timing is critical to ensure you receive tax credits as intended. Sale date, transfer date, postmarked date (mailed items), or date of receipt (shipped items) by Pittsburgh Public Theater may affect the year of credit eligibility. Mutual funds are valued at the “net asset value.”


If Pittsburgh Public Theater has been an important part of your life, consider including The Public in your estate plan. Naming us in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation will help ensure that your Public Theater is here for future generations. By planning now, you can maintain control of your assets and significantly reduce estate taxes.

For more information, contact Jan Fleisher, Director of Development.