Giving Opportunities

Our building renovations are nearly complete; help us make it a state-of-the-art performance space. We have the following giving opportunities listed below that you may donate towards:

Please follow the instructions below and make sure to specify what you would most like to support . Thank you!

Theatre Interior: Sound System, Lighting, Seating, Staging

We estimate we will need $75,000 – $100,000 for state-of-the-art sound and lighting, seating, and curtains. Donors may specify what their donation supports, such as “for theatre interior“.

Specific donation areas

  • High-efficiency LED theater lighting, spotlights
  • High-end theatrical sound & recording system
  • Comfortable and retractable seating
  • Theatrical black curtains
  • Projection screen & HD projector

Donors may receive:

  • Press release with photos
  • Listing in programs and all promotional materials
  • Participate “front and center” at dedication ceremonies

2019 GhostLight Summer Camp
a 4-week Summer Camp for students aged 5 to 13

Two Weeks of CircEsteem Michigan, with Associate Director Larry Underwood
Instructors and interns from CircEsteem Chicago will be in Benton Harbor for two weeks, leading our camp and teaching our staff how to lead CircEsteem programs for future summers and during the school year. This popular and successful Chicago-based program chose The GhostLight for their Michigan home! (see for more info)
Students will perform for families and friends at the end of the two weeks.

Two Weeks of Musical Theater Camp, with Artistic Director Paul Mow
Students will learn to: sing, dance, act, design and build sets, make costumes, make props, stage manage, run a box office, create a playbill, and many other skills involved in producing a theatrical performance.
Students will perform for families and friends at the end of the two weeks.


  • A scholarship for one child for all 4 weeks – $1000
  • Fund one instructor from Chicago for 2 weeks – $2500

Naming Opportunities

Display Your Name, Company Name, ‘In Honor Of’ name, or ‘In Memory Of’ name:

  • Theater – $50,000 (plaque above entrance to theater, name used in marketing materials)
  • Lobby – $15,000 (plaque in lobby
  • Box Office – $10,000 (plaque above Box Office window)
  • Office – $5,000 each (plaque on door, 2 available)
  • Seats – $250 each (plaque on seat, 100 available)

Donors may receive:

  • Their chosen name/wording on a plaque in the area they have sponsored
  • Listing in our programs and on our donor lists
  • Mention in our press releases and on our website
  • Participation “front and center” at dedication ceremonies

Water Street Glassworks Marquee and Corner Yard Arm

Jerry Catania of the Water Street Glassworks, and designers Eli Zilke and Joshua Andres, have designed a spectacular marquee for the front door of The GhostLight Theatre, and a Yard Arm for the corner of the building that will be visible from Water Street and up and down Hinkley Street. We are seeking sponsors who are interested in honoring Jerry and his designs, and in turning the spotlight on our new GhostLight building.

Donors may receive:

  • Press release with donor photos and information
  • Listing in our programs and on our donor lists
  • Participation “front and center” at dedication ceremonies


If you would like to donate to The GhostLight Theatre, please click the yellow “Donate” button below. Thank you!

If you would prefer to mail in your donations with a letter of what you’d like to sponsor or support, please make your checks payable to “GhostLight Productions” and mail them to:

GhostLight Productions
PO Box 244
Benton Harbor, MI 49023

GhostLight Productions is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID is 38-4057017. Donors will receive a tax letter to use for their tax returns.

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