By making a planned gift to the Rialto Theatre Foundation, such as a bequest, a charitable trust, a gift of insurance or a pension, helps ensure the future of one of Tucson’s oldest and most beloved live entertainment venues.

By naming the Rialto in your will, or making the Rialto a beneficiary to your retirement plan or other estate plans, you can help us continue our mission to steward and protect the historic Rialto theatre and bring high-quality live music to the Tucson community and our visitors — not just for our lifetimes, but for generations to come. These gifts are designed to help you and your family as well as the Rialto. Please contact Cheron Taylor, Development Director at (520) 497-3973 or [email protected] for more information.

Ask your attorney or trusted financial adviser to help you find the best type of planned gift for your situation, which may include naming the Rialto in your will through a bequest or as a beneficiary in a retirement plan or charitable trust.

Once you have chosen the most appropriate type of bequest for your legacy gift, please supply your attorney or other advisor with the following information:

Rialto Theatre Foundation
PO Box 1728, Tucson, AZ 85702
501(c)3 Tax ID: 16-1699701


Checks should be made payable to Rialto Theatre Foundation and mailed to: PO Box 1728, Tucson, AZ. 85702-1728 Attn: Cheron Taylor, Director of Development; [email protected]

Rialto Theatre Foundation’s tax identification number is 16-1699701.


If you are 70 ½ years or older, please consider a Qualified Charitable Distribution to show your support of the Rialto. Gifts made via IRA rollover are exempt from taxation and can reduce your overall tax liability, even if you don’t itemize deductions on your tax return. Contact us or ask your IRA administrator for more information.


Gifts of stock, especially long-term appreciated stock, provide benefits to the Rialto Theatre as well as to you. Your donation of stock can make a transformative difference for our historic space, and you can: 

  • Give away appreciated assets and usually avoid a tax gain
  • Receive the regular charitable income tax deduction if you itemize your taxes
  • Claim a tax deduction for your stock’s full fair market value (rather than the cost value) if you have owned the securities for more than one year.


If the stock is held by your broker, you can ask them to send the stock “DTC” to the Rialto Theatre’s account using the following information:

DTC# 0062
Account Name: Rialto Theatre Foundation
Account # 62140605

If you decide to leave a generous gift of stock, thank you! Please contact us and let us know the name of your broker, the stock, and the number of shares you are donating (Example: 500 shares of IBM Stock), so that we can be aware that your gift is forthcoming. Rialto Theatre Foundation’s federal tax identification number is 16-1699701.