Support Footlite

There are many ways you can support Footlite Musicals.  Whether you give your time as a volunteer, make a financial contribution, or donate in-kind goods or services, we appreciate your support.  If you would like more information on supporting Footlite, please see the list below or contact the Development Committee at

Footlite Musicals Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation FEIN 35-6028411

Financial Contributions

You may donate online using our donation form, or if you prefer to donate using a check, please make it payable to Footlite Musicals and mail to 1847 N Alabama Street Indianapolis IN 46202 Attn: Treasurer.  We have three funds to which donors may designate contributions.  Please indicate the fund to which you are contributing.  All non-designated contributions will be placed in the Operating Fund.

Operations Fund

The Operations Fund supports the ongoing mission of our all-volunteer community theater. A donation to this fund allows us to use the monies where the need is most urgent.

Jan Rost Memorial Fund (Building Fund)

The Jan Rost Tribute Fund was named in honor of a lifelong Footlite supporter. The funds are used to make needed repairs and improvements to our lovely theater located in the Hedback Community Center.

Savings Fund (Endowment)

Footlite Musicals maintains a Savings Fund which is professionally managed. It is our intent to operate in perpetuity. To facilitate our growth, we hope to build an investment fund whose earnings will be used for normal operating expenses of the theater. The fund is governed by a written Investment Policy. To donate securities or to send a payment directly to this fund, contact Joshua Karwowski at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 8888 Keystone Crossing Suite 400 Indianapolis IN 46240 (317) 573-9227 DTC# 0141  Account 3305-1946

Planned Giving 

Most endowments grow from bequests and beneficiary designations. Are you loyal to Footlite? Would you like to make an impact beyond your lifetime? Our legal counsel can assist you with questions and ideas . Please email for more information.

If you prefer to donate using a check, please make it payable to Footlite Musicals and mail to 1847 N Alabama Street Indianapolis IN 46202 Attn: Treasurer.

If you wish to donate to multiple funds, please list detailed instructions in the comments section. Please list your telephone number so that we may reach you for questions.

Questions? Please contact

Wish List

Footlite Musicals always has specific needs for facilities, projects, and shows.  The following is our wish list for items and financial support.  The list below is not an exhaustive list, but a sample of how your financial support could be used, based on the greatest need and availability of other funds. If you want to donate a specific item from the list below, please contact You may also make a financial contribution using our online form or sending a check to Footlite Musicals 1847 N Alabama St, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Footlite is currently in need of 5 Manhasset Mh5001 Orchestra Stands and 5 Grover BLS1 Bandstand Universal Music Stand Clip-on Lights valued at a cost of $375.  If you are interested in donating these or other items from Footlite’s Wish List please contact or make a financial contribution to the Operating Fund using the form below. 

Projects and Operations

  • New ticketing software and computer $2,000
  • Communications (audio-video throughout the building) $10,000
  • Marketing funds
  • Security cameras
  • Show funds to spend for sets, costumes,  props (please consider a show sponsorship)
  • Piano repairs (2 baby grands and 2 uprights)
  • Hearing impaired sound system
  • Educational theatre workshops (for adults and children) expenses

Building and Facilities

  • Repair and paint two outbuildings $1,000
  • New kitchen flooring, stove and refrigerator $5,000
  • New curtains and legs $10,000
  • New stalls, floors, and ceilings in restrooms $10,000
  • Resurface big parking lot and surface south parking lot, fence and landscape street edge on New Jersey-$40,000
  • Repair cracks and paint outside of south building $50,000
  • Pearson building electric installation $100,000
  • Stage lighting and sound improvements $150,000
  • Replace Heating and AC units (energy efficient) $200,000
  • Pearson building interior tear out and drywall $750,000
  • Remodel front of Hedback Theater $TBD


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Footlite Musicals productions are made possible, in part, with support from the Butler Jordan College of the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Arts Council of Indianapolis; the Summer Youth Program Fund; and others.



Footlite Musicals Inc.

1847 North Alabama Street  Indianapolis IN 46202

Box Office  (317) 926-6630

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