Rowan Joseph and Cast of STEEL MAGNOLIAS starring Melissa Gilbert (2014)

Annual Fund

Totem Pole Playhouse is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Striving to keep the theatrical arts alive and well in your community. Your donation will help support our efforts to provide the community with the gift of live theatre. Thank you for all your support!

Adopt a barrel

One of our great traditions has been for individuals to adopt one of our barrels, often in honor or memory of someone special. For a $35 tax deductible donation, the barrel is filled with beautiful summer flowers – a special welcome to theater-goers.

Capital Campaign

Totem Pole has long-term goals for expansion and improvements to its facilities that will require raising capital over a number of years.

Totem Pole Playhouse Endowment

The Totem Pole Playhouse Endowment was established in 1999 with support from our patrons. Your gift to the Endowment helps to preserve Totem Pole Playhouse and ensure quality productions will be presented on the Totem Pole stage. Please give generously to the Totem Pole Playhouse Endowment Fund.

Planned Gifts Through Your Estate

A simple bequest can preserve the magic of Totem Pole Playhouse for many years to come. Totem Pole has provided cherished memories for several generations of theatre-goers. By remembering Totem Pole Playhouse in your financial planning, you help to ensure special memories for future generations. Your rewards will be more than the potential tax savings.

When planning your gift, it is recommended that you consult with a financial advisor. Giving opportunities of stock, life insurance, trusts, annuities, or gifts through wills may offer ways to obtain tax relief while providing a lasting legacy for Totem Pole Playhouse.


The Legacy Society is an honorary society recognizing individuals who have included the theatre in their estate plans.

Artistic Excellence Today, Planning for Tomorrow

By becoming a member of the Legacy Society, you share a spirit of generosity and strong commitment to the future of Totem Pole Playhouse.

If Totem Pole Playhouse is a part of your life, be a lasting part of its future.

Become a member of the Legacy Society.

You may designate your gift to:

  • Totem Pole Playhouse Endowment Fund which generates yearly income for the theatre
  • A Production of a theatrical performance
  • Improvements and additions to the facilities
  • General needs of the theatre

Benefits of joining the Legacy Society:

  • Special recognition at the theatre
  • Invitation to an annual Legacy Society event
  • An appreciation gift
  • Acknowledgement in the playbill
  • Recognition on the theatre’s website as a Legacy Society member (if desired)

If you have already arranged for a bequest or other planned gift to the theatre, we would like to honor your support. Please notify us to become a member of the Legacy Society. If you are considering such a gift, let us know so we can help you and your advisors complete your gift in a way that benefits you and your estate and makes clear your intentions to support the theatre.

Please contact us at 717-352-2164 for further information.

We can give you examples on how to make a planned gift, but Totem Pole Playhouse does not offer tax advice or counsel. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor.