Margaret's 50th Birthday Fund

A fundraising campaign for Center For The Arts At Ithaca Inc

Be one of the 1,000 people that help Margaret raise $50K for 50 years!

Make an exponential difference

Spreading awareness is a great way to help support our cause.

In honor of Margaret Shackell-Dowell's 50th birthday, she is challenging her family, friends, and all members of her extended community to help her raise $50,000 to support some of her favorite nonprofits.

The Hangar Theatre is one of 17 community organizations that will benefit from this fundraiser.

The $10,000 that will be designated towards the Hangar Theatre will help to underwrite two productions in the 2017 Mainstage season, Disgraced and Dégagé.

Disgraced: Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, this explosive drama explores what it’s like to be a Muslim-American living in a post 9/11 world.  A play about the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves to fit our way into the American Dream. June 15 - 24, 2017

Dégagé: Blending jazz, ballet and musical theatre dance styles with popular music, Dégagé tells the story of The Dancer as she becomes the artist-in-residence in a hospice.  Inspired by the patients and  their unique stories, The Dancer comes to terms with her own artistry and humanity.   A world premiere that intertwines dance with theatre and shows us how we can all just let go. July 20 - 29, 2017

About the Organization

Center For The Arts At Ithaca Inc

We are the flagship theatre of the Finger Lakes region, committed to providing world class theatre offering plays and musicals, revivals and new works that reflect the diversity of our region.

We create theatre for our stage, our community and our time.

We create a culture of arts engagement, championing great art to awaken a passion for live theatre and to deepen the understanding of the human experience.

Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities.