Annual Campaign

Join Our Annual Campaign

Through the generosity of the Gobioff Foundation, the first $30,000 in gifts made in 2018 will be matched $1 for $1, making your gifts twice as meaningful to us!

From The Producing Artistic Director

David M. Jenkins, Ph.D. – Artistic Director

David M. Jenkins, Ph.D.

I have been astonished by the generosity of this great community since we began the Annual Campaign in 2015. The funds raised over these past two years have, during that same time, allowed us to inspire and entertain over 30,000 people in downtown Tampa while employing over 100 artists all who call this region home. It has allowed us to develop an education program that has offered over 3,500 students access to professional, engaging theater in our home at the Straz Center while educating and sparking the imaginations of over 5,000 in the schools.

In 2018 we expect to seat over 2,500 students into weekday matinees of The Tempest and 1984 on the way to making an overall impact on the lives of 10,000 students in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Manatee counties.

We’ve grown from humble beginnings in a converted house “on the wrong side of the tracks” in Ybor City to become the resident company of one of the largest performing arts centers in the country. We’re not only a company consistently recognized regionally for the quality and uniqueness of our programming, but a company with a growing national reputation, as evidenced by national coverage in publications like American Theatre Magazine and the Shakespeare Bulletin as well our recognition as a finalist for the prestigious American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company Award.

2017 was a very hard one for us in a number of ways. The state made steep cuts to grant budgets for the arts, we lost critical funding of our education programs, and Hurricane Irma had a devastating effect on the beginning of our season. Because of these many factors and own organizational needs that we knew of before all of that happened, we’ve raised our Annual Campaign goal for 2018 by 25% to meet these many challenges.

Thankfully, the Gobioff Foundation has once again stepped up to match the first $30,000 that comes in 100%, meaning if you give now, your gift will be doubled. Please join us by standing up alongside our many generous supporters who believe in our work, our mission, and our importance in this community by giving to our Annual Campaign today!

“The Gobioff Foundation is proud to support Jobsite Theater, an integral and essential part of the arts community in the Tampa Bay area. We’re excited to help them reach the next step in their journey.”

Best Theater Company 2015

“Jobsite Theater brought the Bay area successful productions of more plays of real substance than any other local house.… Jobsite has become a real treasure, indispensable to our arts scene.”
– Creative Loafing

Donate Online

Please join our annual campaign! Through the staggering generosity of the Gobioff Foundation, the first $30,000 in gifts made in 2017 were matched $1 for $1! The fastest and most secure way to donate is online. This is a free and safe way for you to make an instant donation to Jobsite. We will contact you once we’ve received the donation online so that we can get you your benefits and donation information.

Jobsite Theater’s Annual Campaign is powered by Bloomerang donor management systems, funded through a grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County.

Donate via Check

If you’d prefer to not use the secure online donation method, please download and print the .pdf of our donation form, and mail it along with your check, payable to The Jobsite Theater to:

The Jobsite Theater

P.O. Box 7975

Tampa, FL 33673-7975

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. 1.800.HELP.FLA (435.7352).



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