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Bay Street Theatre Announces $300,000 Challenge Grant

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Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has promised a gift of $300,000 to launch a matching funds campaign.

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Sag Harbor, NY – August 24th, 2013 – Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has promised a gift of $300,000 to launch a matching funds campaign. The gift was in response to Bay Street’s formal announcement that Scott Schwartz will be the new Artistic Director for the 2014 season.

“We couldn’t be more grateful for such a generous gift,” says Executive Director Tracy Mitchell. “It’s the kind of support and backing that a non-profit theater requires and we couldn’t be more excited now to make it a reality.”

This anonymous gift is being used to launch the Fall Matching Funds Campaign with every donation matched dollar for dollar up to $300,000. The gift was recently announced at an estate of a long-time lover of Bay Street, during its “Close the Gap, Fill the Seats” Cocktail Reception for patrons.

“An investment in the future of Bay Street is an investment in our community and the services we are committed to providing to our partners, business owners, and community members both children and adult alike.”

Tax deductible donations can be made by clicking the “Donate Now” icon online at www.baystreet.org, by visiting the Box office, by calling Jessica Lemire in the Development Office 631-725-0818, x129, or by sending a check to Bay Street Theatre; PO Box 810; Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

Bay Street Theatre’s final Mainstage production of 2013, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, is now playing through September 1st. Tickets available at the box office by calling 631-725-9500 or visiting online at www.baystreet.org. Box Office hours are 11 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 pm to 7 pm Sundays.

Bay Street Theatre is a registered 501© 3 not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible according to IRS regulations.