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Planned Giving

Support The Ross for future generations by making a gift through your will, donor advised fund, or qualified retirement account.

The Ross would not exist today without the generous support of private donors like you!

Making a lasting impact with a gift in your will

We are grateful for the gifts you have made to further the mission of the Friends of The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Did you know you can also make sure your support continues for future generations?

Including the Friends of The Ross Foundation in your will or trust is one of the most meaningful contributions you can make.

You may also consider:

  • Granting a gift to the Friends of The Ross through your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
  • Sharing a gift with the Friends of The Ross from your Qualified Retirement Account or IRA

By supporting the future of the Friends of The Ross, with one or more of these meaningful gifts, you are helping create a strong culture of education, art, and entertaining experiences through film in our community.

You are in no way obligated to do so, but we hope you will let us know if you have included a gift for the Friends of The Ross in your will.

To include the Friends of The Ross in your estate plans, please use the name:

The Friends of The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Foundation
Tax ID # 68-0497885

For more information, contact the Ross office at 402-472-9100.

Dedicate a Theater Chair

The new chairs are now installed in both Ross theaters, but it's not too late to help support the project. All donations to the chair replacement fund are greatly appreciated and a donation of $250 or more comes with your name of choice attached to one of our new chairs.

Follow the links below to make a donation online or to download the Chair Donation Form and return it to the Ross office.

Your support is invaluable to the life our theater and helps The Ross remain a state-of-the-art facility, bringing great films, filmmakers, and events to the Lincoln community. 

Donate to the Campaign

The Ross Theatre Seat Replacement Campaign

Complete this form to make an online donation towards the Ross theatre seat campaign. Each $250 donation includes a name plate dedication on a new Ross theatre seat. You may also donate any other amount that will be used towards the seats, but will not include a name plate.



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Thank you for supporting an important educational, entertaining, and award-winning cultural program for Lincoln and Nebraska. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Total donation amount: 1 chair x $250 = $250