Waukesha Civic Theatre Fundraisers

Waukesha Civic Theatre holds multiple interactive fundraisers every year including raffles, theatre trips, auctions, and more to help support our education programs, special events, outreach programs, operational and maintenance expenses, and production costs.


What is the WCT Academy Team Challenge? The WCT Team Challenge is Academy Families working together to raise $10,000 through WALK RUN sponsorships and donations for the Waukesha Civic Theatre Education Scholarship Program, in honor of John Cramer, former Managing Artistic Director and creator of the WCT Academy theatre education program.

June 21 – July 10

Help us Raise $10,000 in 11 days!

WCT aims to be accessible for all members of our community regardless of financial need, and is committed to provide scholarships to students and
schools demonstrating need and committed to experience the benefits of
theatre education. The WCT Education Scholarship Program will provide
also provide free experiences to our community to participate in arts
education & showcasing theatre arts.

What is the Walk Run?

On July 10, 2021 Academy Families will fundraise to be sponsored to walk
or run to raise awareness for and generate funds to support the WCT
Academy scholarship program. Following the 5K Walk Run, WCT will host a
picnic lunch, music & games, and will award prizes to the top 3 fundraising

Annual Fundraisers

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. On Tuesday, December 1, support WCT through our Facebook fundraising page.

WCT Annual Phone-a-Thon

In fall, WCT patrons receive a Friends Letter asking for donations to the annual operations fund. On the evening of Giving Tuesday, volunteers gather to make follow-up phone calls to the friends letter, with a goal of raising more than $10,000 in pledges in one evening and a total of $30,000 in the fall season. 

Annual Gala

The Annual Gala is WCT’s largest annual fundraiser and an opportunity for supporters to gather together to celebrate the accomplishments of WCT and raise money for the theatre to serve the community in greater ways. Live entertainment, a fabulous dinner, and live and silent auctions make this event one not to miss.

Summer Raffle

WCT Academy summer raffle is an annual fundraiser where you have the chance to win a trip to Disney, New York, and more. Proceeds benefit WCT Academy Outreach.

Academy Picnic Walk

This annual community event and fundraiser promotes the WCT Academy program and gives families the opportunity to celebrate with a fun, outdoor, activity.

Amazon Smile

When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice – WCT.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Wishlist

While filling your amazon cart, you can send WCT an item from our wishlist.

Wish List

Thrivent Choice

If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call (800)847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.”

Thrivent Choice