Individual Giving

Your Impact

Because of you, some of the biggest breakthroughs in San Diego’s innovation hub begin at La Jolla Playhouse. With your vision, we continue to discover brand-new voices. With your support, we inspire audiences to see the world in a new light. And together, we’re investing in fresh perspectives that move conversations and community forward.

Your support transforms the lives of so many. From the more than 125,000 audience members who attend our performances annually, to the 20,000 students reached last year through the Performance Outreach Program (POP) tour, to the next generation of actors and artists in the Young Performers programs, you help us to strengthen the foundations and the future of our community.

To find out more about you can help make an impact at La Jolla Playhouse and in the community, please contact Cristina Hernandez, Individual Giving Manager, at [email protected] or (858) 228-3089.


Donor Benefits

La Jolla Playhouse is a nonprofit organization that depends upon the generosity of our donors to sustain the excellence of our productions, to support artists developing new work and to provide greater access to all.

Make a tax-deductible gift to support the Playhouse and as thanks for your generous support, you will enjoy exclusive donor benefits that will bring you closer to the theatre you love.

You can make a donation online or contact Cristina Hernandez, Individual Giving Manager, at [email protected] or (858) 228-3089.

Your Philanthropy Team


Director of Philanthropy: Julia B. Foster, [email protected]

Associate Director of Philanthropy: Bonnie Broberg, [email protected]

Foundation & Government Relations, Senior Manager: Elizabeth Pennington Kaplan, [email protected]

Philanthropy Operations Manager: Tony Dixon, [email protected]

Individual Giving Manager: Cristina Hernandez, [email protected]

Philanthropy Coordinator: Sarah Huddleston, [email protected]

Corporate and Foundation Relations Assistant: Sarah Goodwin, [email protected]

Philanthropy Assistant: Anna Juarez, [email protected]


Special Events

Special Events Manager: Samantha Watkins, [email protected]

Special Events Coordinator: Erica Kao, [email protected]

Photo credit: Daniel Beaty, playwright and star of The Tallest Tree in the Forest; photo by Don Ipock

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