Shadowbox Gives Back

Inspiring Art in the Community through the Community of Art

For more information contact Stacie Boord at 614.554.1534 or

Shadowbox Gives Back is the organization within Shadowbox Live that funds all of our community outreach efforts. We provide in-kind support and donations to 501C3 public charities and or educational institutions that fit within our philanthropic focus, meet our guidelines and serve the community. Our primary focus is education and community development within the Greater-Columbus area.

Shadowbox Gives Back strives…

To use the Shadowbox Live art-form as a means to “give back” to the community via in-kind support and donations to 501C3 public charities.

To collaborate with other community organizations to further ourselves artistically and to enrich our community by promoting accessibility to the performing arts.

To use our knowledge and experience of the performing arts to not only further the artistic abilities of our community’s students but to also teach important 21st Century Learning Skills.

In 2011 alone Shadowbox Live donated close to $200,000 to the community in ticket donations to local charities and educational services for our youth.

Local Gifting → request a donation

Shadowbox gives over $100,000 in ticket donations annually to local charities and organizations for both their fundraising efforts and volunteer appreciation needs. We accept requests for charitable in-kind donations continually throughout the year. Donation requests must be made no less than six weeks prior to the event date and are only accepted via our website. We appreciate the importance of donations to support the work of community groups and organization and while we cannot honor every request, we do carefully review each on a case-by-case basis.

Volunteer Appreciation Program

This program allows non-profit organizations to give their volunteers the night out that they deserve! Select a Thursday night for your group and Shadowbox Live may commit to donating tickets for your organization to claim for that day’s performance! If we approve your request we will also create an e-vite with all of the necessary information for you to distribute to your volunteers so that they can call and make their reservations. (You don’t even need to get RSVPs)

“You don’t know how much we appreciated you doing this for our volunteers. It helps us say “thank you” and it helps you get the word out. I know many of them have become frequent patrons of the ‘Box…You make it affordable for them to have a great dinner and show and enjoy a nice evening with family and friends. Thanks for helping us say thank you to all of our volunteers!”

Janet Rife, CAPA Volunteer Coordinator

For more information contact Edelyn Parker at 614.416.7625 or

Shadowbox Gives Back Fundraisers

What better way to generate funds than by enjoying an evening at Shadowbox Live! If we approve your request every full price ($30) reservation made under your organization’s name for a specific Shadowbox Live performance will result in a donation of 50% ($15) back to your organization! We handle everything: the reservations, the money collection, and presenting a check for the return amount to you at the end of the show that same night.

Susan Komen Young Professionals Event
Thursday April 5th, 2012

“Thanks SO much for fundraising with us yesterday. Our members really enjoyed the show.

Personally, I was blown away with the originality and quality of the performances and impressed with the efficiency with which the box office was run. Everyone was incredible…Please let everyone know how much we enjoyed the show and how much we appreciate your generosity in helping us raise funds to fight breast cancer.”

Michelle H. Wong Halabi, Komen Young Professionals Chair

Children’s Hospital Event – Women’s Pleasure Guild, “Laughing, Living, Giving”
Wednesday October 5th, 2011

“Thank you so much for creating such a WOW show to end a great event last night. You have such talent in the Shadowbox company – no wonder you’re tops in the nation!! Congratulations and thank you very much for all that you did to make the evening a success.”

Niki K. Shafer
Vice President, Annual Giving – Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation

For more information contact Edelyn Parker at 614.416.7625 or


Columbus is our home. We celebrate our connection to the arts community and the community at large. For the past 6 years, Shadowbox Live has experienced great success by partnering with other Columbus arts organizations. The blending of the Rock Arts with traditional art forms has garnered significant critical acclaim and extraordinary audiences. These collaborative projects not only stretch both organizations artistically, but also allow for cross-pollination between audiences and improve the quality of life for the community. Collaborations for 2014-2015 include:

The Masque with Cleveland’s Verbs Ballet
November 2013 and May 2014

Merry Widow with Opera Columbus
October/November 2013 and January/February 2014


Gallery of Echoes : The CMA Experience with Columbus Museum of Art
May 2014

PNC Arts Alive! Mills_James_Logo Saul Schottenstein Foundation

Pagliacci with Opera Columbus
October/November 2014

Gallery of Echoes : The CMA Experience with Columbus Museum of Art
November 2014

PNC Arts Alive! GCAC Mills_James_Logo LBrands Saul Schottenstein Foundation

***Winner of GCAC’s 2014 Artistic Excellence award for risk, innovation and artistic excellence.

A Tribute to Joe Cocker with Jazz Arts Group
March 2015

GCAC Annie's Fund

Which One’s Pink with Columbus College of Art & Design
April 2015

Three-C Body Shop

La Traviata with Opera Columbus
October 2015

Tenshu Monogatari with Hiromi Sakamoto
Professor at Kindai University in Osaka, Japan
October 2015

PNC Arts Alive! National Endowment  for the Arts GCAC Honda
Ohio State University JASCO Columbus 2020 Columbus Sister Cities

“Thank you! It was a remarkable evening on many levels. I have never seen so many people there in the park. The show was awesome. Thank you too for the wonderful donation to Actors Theatre! You were great to work with. A very positive experience in ALL ways. We should do this again.”

John Kuhn, Executive Director, Actors Theatre

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