The Town Hall

Town Hall is a 1,500-seat, national historic landmark site in the heart of New York City, created in 1921 by the League for Political Education — a suffragist organization — to serve as an educational meeting place for the discussion of important civic issues. Now as a premier concert venue, we have hosted countless musical milestones and groundbreaking performances that contribute to the cultural fabric of New York City.

We rely on contributions from dedicated individuals to help us:

  • Present high quality artistic performances for diverse audiences at affordable prices.
  • Provide educational outreach programs in schools to inspire youth to participate in the arts and in underserved communities throughout New York City.
  • Preserve and enhance The Town Hall as a historic landmark for the enjoyment and cultural enrichment for generations to come.


Want to make a bigger impact with your gift? You can make monthly or quarterly donations that support Town Hall all year long. Even just $10/month – the price of a couple of lattes – adds up to more than $100 annually. It takes less than five minutes and provides a reliable source of support that feeds artistic programming and fuels long-term, sustainable growth.

For more information about making a gift to Town Hall, or to contribute by phone, please email or call (212) 997-1003.


Often, all you need to do is fill out your company’s gift-matching form, and submit online or send it along with your donation to The Town Hall. Sometimes your company will match your gift even if you’ve retired, or they will provide monetary donations to match your volunteer hours.

The following is an incomprehensive list of companies who have matching gift programs and/or have generously matched gifts for The Town Hall in the past.

  • Aetna
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Ameritech
  • AT&T
  • Augusta Health
  • Bank of America
  • BMO Harris Bank, N.A.
  • Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
  • Cadence
  • Chase
  • Chevron
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dominion
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fannie Mae
  • First Citizens National Bank
  • IBM
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Pfizer
  • Walmart
  • Voya Financial
To arrange for a matching gift, submit the request via your employer’s matching gift program administrator or online portal.
In-Kind Support

The Town Hall relies on the collective impact of its many volunteers. Donate your time, product, or services to The Town Hall! Gifts of materials and services directly defray costs that we incur to run our programs.
Volunteers are needed year-round to provide:
  • Performance assistance
  • Administrative support
  • Special events assistance
  • Pro bono services
  • Videography and video editing
  • Professional video camera/equipment
  • Water and snacks

For more information about in-kind support, please email or call (212) 997-1003.

Legacy Giving


An IRA Charitable Rollover provides you with an excellent opportunity to make a gift during your lifetime from an asset that would be subject to multiple levels of taxation if it remained in your taxable estate. To qualify, you must be age 70½ or older at the time of gift and transfers must be made directly from a traditional IRA account by your IRA administrator to Town Hall Foundation, Inc.. Funds that are withdrawn by you and then contributed do not qualify. Gifts from 401(k), 403(b), SEP and other plans are not qualified charitable distributions. Your gift of up to $100,000, per spouse per year, counts toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year from your IRA*.

One of the easiest ways to make a planned gift is through a bequest in your will or trust specifying a gift to Town Hall Foundation, Inc., which can be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a certain piece of property.*

To make an outright bequest to Town Hall Foundation, Inc., you designate in your will a specific asset or amount of money you wish to bequeath. You may use the following language when making your outright bequest:

“I give and bequeath to Town Hall Foundation, Inc., tax identification number 23-7296167 located in New York, NY, or its successor, the sum of $[amount of gift] (or [description of asset]) to be used where it determines the need is greatest (or for the support of a specific fund or program).”

To make a residual bequest to The Town Hall Foundation, you designate in your will a percentage of the remaining value of your estate. You may use the following language:

“I give and bequeath to Town Hall Foundation, Inc., tax identification number 23-7296167 located in New York, NY, or its successor, all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used where it determines the need is greatest (or for the support of a specific fund or program).”

You may make a significant planned gift with minimal legal paperwork by making Town Hall Foundation, Inc.the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a retirement account—IRA, 401(k), 403(b)—often by completing a one-page form available from your account provider. Retirement plans are among the most highly taxed assets one can hold. By naming The Town Hall Foundation, Inc. as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, the funds remaining upon your death are not taxed and your loved ones have no hidden income tax liability. Similarly, by naming Town Hall Foundation, Inc. as the sole or partial beneficiary of your fully-paid life insurance policy, you may be able to avoid the estate tax on the proceeds.*

If you have any questions, or would like to make us aware of a planned gift, please contact Jacquie Maddox at or 212-997-1003, ext.16.

Individual + Corporate Sponsorship

A strategic partnership with The Town Hall provides incomparable opportunities to promote your brand, reach new audiences, reward your employees, and cultivate clients. Each year, The Town Hall reaches more than 200,000 New Yorkers through our signature programs.

From event sponsorship and corporate memberships to underwriting opportunities, The Town Hall engages the local business community. Show your support for The Town Hall through corporate sponsorship, membership or philanthropy.

For more information on sponsorship of The Town Hall programs and events, please contact Jeff Mann, Director of Marketing, at 212-997-1003.

For more information on Corporate Membership and series underwriting opportunities, please contact Jacqueline Maddox, Director of Development, at 212-997-1003.

Corporate Sponsorship
Corporate sponsorship provides a valuable, high-profile partnership opportunity for corporations of all sizes and across all industries and business sectors. Your sponsorship of Town Hall not only aligns your brand with Town Hall’s mission, but also provides significant brand exposure to the communities we reach each year throughout New York City and beyond.

Town Hall will work diligently with you to create a rewarding and mutually beneficial partnership that is tailored to your marketing, branding, and philanthropic goals, while also aligning with your business objectives and commitment to the communities in which your employees live and work.

Wide-ranging branding and marketing opportunities include targeted access to key demographics both inside and outside the Hall, and content-development opportunities.

Performance Sponsorship
Provide an unforgettable evening for audiences and clients that is anchored by a world-class performance being presented on the Town Hall stage, coupled with unique branding opportunities.

Education and Social Justice Program Sponsorship
Fulfill your company's philanthropic objectives and support the transformative power of the arts and social to create change by sponsoring a program of Town Hall’s Education Outreach Program, now serving more than thousands of New York City public school students, senior centers, and incarcerated youth on Rikers Island.

Corporate Philanthropy
Town Hall offers your business the opportunity to make a difference in our shared community. We invite your company to bring the best in arts entertainment and arts education to New York City. Together, we will identify the right project for your company and build a benefits package that aligns with your business and community relations objectives.

Exclusive benefits, based on giving level and goals, may include:

Community Impact
Align with Town Hall’s worldwide commitment to arts education and social justice programs for students, teachers, families, and audience members of all ages.

Executive and Employee Benefits
A variety of perks promote season-long engagement with all members of your team.

Our Supporters
  • Acción Cultural Española
  • The Achelis and Bodman Foundation
  • The Actors Fund
  • Affiliated Advisors
  • Apple Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Bruce Weber and Nan Bush Foundation
  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York
  • Daryl and Steven Roth Foundation
  • Robert Evanson
  • Ford Foundation
  • Dr. Charlotte K. Frank
  • Garber Atlas Fries & Associates
  • John Gore/Key Brand Entertainment
  • The Hearst Foundations, Inc.
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Jujamcyn Theaters
  • Edythe Kenner Foundation
  • Lewis QVC Trust
  • Local One
  • The Mansfield Family Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nederlander Organization
  • Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with
  • the City Council
  • Henry Nias Foundation
  • Office of the President, Borough of Manhattan, Gale A. Brewer
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • Pamela and Richard Rubinstein Foundation
  • Pricewaterhouse Cooper
  • The Reed Foundation
  • The Rudin Foundation
  • S&P Global
  • The Shubert Foundation
  • The Shubert Organization, Inc.
  • Theatre Refreshments
  • Ticketmaster
  • Zegar Family Foundation