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Belcourt - Nashville's Nonprofit Cinema

Support

Thank you for considering a tax-deductible annual gift to the Belcourt Theatre! (And read more here about some of the highlights of this past year that annual gifts helped make possible.)

Annual giving is an essential component of the Belcourt Theatre's budget each year. As Nashville's nonprofit cinema, the Belcourt is mission-driven and provides opportunities for people of all ages to discover, explore and learn through the power of film.

Your support, in any amount, is much appreciated. 

For questions or more information about supporting the Belcourt, please contact:

Brooke Bernard, Development Director
615-846-3150 x21
brooke@belcourt.org

 

Hillsboro Society

The Hillsboro Society specifically recognizes the Belcourt Theatre’s leading individual donors whose annual giving totals $2,500 or more. Hillsboro Society gifts provide essential funds for programming, education and engagement, and day-to-day operations including the ongoing care of our historic building. This generosity is the foundation on which the Belcourt will excel and grow as a local cultural treasure and film center—and a national leader among American art house theatres.  

HILLSBORO SOCIETY Tier I ($2,500-$4,999)

  • film pass for 2 (1 screening per film, additional tickets at member price)
  • parking pass for Belcourt lot*
  • exclusive invitations to special Hillsboro Society events and screenings
  • invitation to annual Hillsboro Society mixer for 2
  • backstage Belcourt tour by appointment
  • on-screen slide recognition before films  
  • includes all the benefits of a Belcourt Membership
  • tax deductible for the donation amount minus $204

HILLSBORO SOCIETY Tier II ($5,000-$9,999)

  • unlimited film pass for 2
  • parking pass for Belcourt lot*
  • exclusive invitations to special Hillsboro Society events and screenings
  • invitation to annual Hillsboro Society mixer for 4
  • pass for 2 to Belcourt Education and Engagement Seminar**
  • backstage Belcourt tour by appointment
  • on-screen slide recognition before films  
  • includes all the benefits of a Belcourt Membership
  • tax deductible for the donation amount minus $268

HILLSBORO SOCIETY Tier III ($10,000+)

  • unlimited film pass for 4
  • parking pass for Belcourt lot*
  • exclusive invitations to special Hillsboro Society events and screenings
  • invitation to annual Hillsboro Society mixer for 4
  • pass for 2 to Belcourt Education and Engagement Seminar**
  • backstage Belcourt tour
  • private screening in Manzler/Webb Screening Room (Monday-Wednesday only)***
  • on-screen slide recognition before films  
  • includes all the benefits of a Belcourt Membership
  • tax deductible for the donation amount minus $668

Hillsboro Society memberships are based on annual giving during a fiscal year (January-December). Gifts to the Belcourt Campaign and A Red Carpet Evening sponsorships are not included in annual giving and do not count toward a Hillsboro Society membership. For questions about Hillsboro Society memberships, contact:  Brooke Bernard, 615-846-3150 x21.  

* does not guarantee a parking space–limited to availability

** limited to availability

***upon availability, must request booking no later than one month prior to proposed event

 

Planned Giving

A planned gift to the Belcourt helps ensure the long term stability of the theatre, making the cinematic arts an integral part of Nashville for future generations of film lovers. We are happy to work with you to identify programs and opportunities that might best represent the ways in which you’d like your gift to impact the Belcourt.

Supporters can remember the Belcourt in their estate planning in a variety of ways, including a charitable bequest, an insurance policy, or real estate (and of course, your attorney or tax professional can advise you on the details of different planned giving options). A planned gift of any size will allow the Belcourt to continue its role as a world class film center in the heart of Nashville.

If you have included the Belcourt Theatre in your estate plans, we hope you will let us know. We would love the opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation.

Download the Planned Gift Notification Form.

For more information on planned giving, please contact:
Brooke Bernard, Development Director
615-846-3150 x21
brooke@belcourt.org

 

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees, enabling your gift to make an even bigger impact. Please contact your employer to find out if they have a matching gift program. If your employer has a matching gift form, please mail (or email) it to us:

Brooke Bernard, Development Director
Belcourt Theatre
2102 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
brooke@belcourt.org

 

Stock Transfers

The Belcourt appreciates gifts of stock. Please contact your broker or financial advisor to send an electronic transfer using the following information:    

DTC # 0547
Further Credit: Belcourt Theatre Inc.
Account # 1456-2147 HR35

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated
777 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Sponsorships

Throughout the year, the Belcourt provides opportunities for audiences of all ages to discover, explore and learn through the power of film. Presenting an array of innovative new films, repertory series, retrospectives and special events, the Belcourt provides recognition and exposure for businesses, foundations, and government agencies whose financial support helps sustain and expand our renowned programming, education activities and operations.

Many thanks to the following for their support of the Belcourt Theatre.


Government Agencies:


Programming and Series Support:


Education and Engagement Support:

The Program in Cinema & Media Arts, Vanderbilt University
Office of the Dean of Students, Vanderbilt University


For more information on sponsorship levels, recognition and benefits, please contact:
Brooke Bernard, Development Director
615-846-3150 x21
brooke@belcourt.org

 

Name a Seat

Help make Belcourt history with your donation to support the Belcourt’s first major renovation in 50 years. With a gift of $2,500, we’ll recognize your generosity on a Belcourt seat. Add your name (or a name of your choice), to the back of a seat in either the Belcourt’s 1925 Hall or 1966 Hall, or in our new Manzler/Webb Screening Room on the 2nd floor.

Gifts may be pledged over 12 months. Your plaque(s) will be installed after the completion of the pledge period. Choose the hall you prefer, or the new screening room. Specific seats cannot be chosen, however, and naming does not reserve a particular seat for your use. Plaques will remain in the place for the life of the halls’ or screening room’s seats (a minimum of 10 years).

 

The Belcourt Campaign

Your gift to the Belcourt Campaign will help us reach our $5 million goal for the theatre's first major renovation project in 50 years. To date, we've raised $4,415,000 toward our goal. Selected naming opportunities are also available.

To learn more, contact Brooke Bernard at brooke@belcourt.org or 615-846-3150 x21.

Gifts and pledges to date: $4,415,000

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