The Georgia Trust



To donate ONLINE:
Click HERE to donate online.

To donate by MAIL:
Donations to the Georgia Theatre Rehabilitation Fund can be sent to The Georgia Trust at: The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Georgia Theatre Rehabilitation Fund, Attn: Kate Ryan, 1516 Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Checks can be made out to The Georgia Trust with "Georgia Theatre" in the memo line.





Roadie $50 and up
❙ Name recognition on

Green Room $100 and up
❙ Name on the wall of the rebuilt Georgia Theatre

Opening Act $500 and up
❙ Invitation to ribbon cutting party and “Rebuild T-shirt”

Headliner $1,000 and up

❙ Pen made of reclaimed wood from the old Georgia Theatre

Main Stage $2,500 and up

❙ Print of a Steve Penley painting of the Georgia Theatre

All-Access Backstage Pass $5,000 and up*

❙ Private group tour of the building pre-opening

V.I.P. $10,000 and up*
❙ One lifetime pass to any and every Georgia Theatre show

All donations over the Roadie level will also receive the benefits of the preceding sponsorship levels.
* Please contact us for information on additional naming opportunities

About the Georgia Theatre Rehabiliation Fund

The Georgia Trust partnered with owners of the Georgia Theatre to set up a fund dedicated to the rehabilitation of the historic theater in Athens after a devastating fire destroyed most of the building in June 2009.

Donations received by The Georgia Trust are tax-deductible and are placed in a restricted account to be used solely for the purposes of rehabilitating the historic theater.

The Trust will disperse funds to the owners of the Georgia Theatre upon receiving invoices showing actual costs of the rehabilitation. These costs will include construction costs, and architectural and engineering fees.

“The Georgia Trust is pleased to act as a fiscal agent to accept donations for the rehabilitation of the Georgia Theatre. Donations can be made to The Georgia Trust, and we will insure that the funds are spent solely for the purpose of rehabilitating this historic building in downtown Athens,” said Mark C. McDoanld, President and CEO of the Trust.

“Fans and artists from all over the world have reached out offering to help us save this truly magical and historic building. Our partnership with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will make it possible for us to revive the Georgia Theatre in a manner that will ensure its storied legacy. Athens just wouldn't be the same without it,” said Georgia Theatre owner Wilmot Greene.

For more information about the Georgia Theatre Rehabilitation Fund, contact Kate Ryan, programs manager for the Trust, at 404-885-7817 or

About the Georgia Theatre
The Georgia Theatre is a music venue in downtown Athens, Georgia. Since its construction in the 1890s, the building served as a YMCA, a furniture store, and several other businesses before becoming a movie theatre in the 1930s. Its unique art deco facade has changed very little since then. The Georgia Theatre became a music venue in the late 1970s, quickly emerging as a cornerstone of the world-renowned Athens music scene. Legendary artists like The Police, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, and more recently David Bryne and Beck have played memorable shows in this historic venue. The Georgia Theatre remains a favorite of bands and music lovers for its intimate charm and epic concerts.

About The Georgia Trust
Founded in 1973, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is one of the country's largest statewide, non-profit preservation organizations. Committed to preserving and enhancing Georgia's communities and their diverse historic resources for the education and enjoyment of all, the Trust generates community revitalization by acquiring endangered properties and finding appropriate buyers for them; provides design assistance and encourages neighborhood revitalization in 102 Georgia Main Street cities; trains teachers in 63 Georgia school systems to engage students to discover state and national history through local historic resources; and advocates for funding, tax incentives and other laws aiding preservation efforts. For more information about the Trust, visit

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