Individual Donation

Inspire Campaign

What is the Inspire Campaign?

Previously, the Inspire Campaign was our year-end giving opportunity. This year we have moved the Inspire Campaign to the peak of our summer season to launch operational giving to the Wagon Wheel. The Inspire Campaign is an ongoing, one-time gift campaign.

Why does the Wagon Wheel need me to give? Don’t ticket sales cover everything?

Ticket sales only cover half of the costs to operate all our community driven programs not to mention keep the lights on and doors open all year round! As a not for profit, we rely on the generous support of the community to keep us rolling. Your giving truly makes what we do possible!

What does an operational gift to the Wagon Wheel help support?

As a not-for-profit, your donation to the Wagon Wheel directly supports the continuation of our programs in the community. You inspire the possible through giving to the following programs:
  • Wagon Wheel Theatre: Our summer season ushers in 50,000 audience members each year and employees over 70 professional actors and crew members. Our theatre is a stepping stone for advancing many of these young performers’ careers in theatre – currently there are over 20 Wagon Wheel alumni performing on Broadway or in a Broadway National Tour.
  • Symphony of the Lakes: Over 1,000 community members attend our free Independence Day concert in Winona Lake.
  • Wagon Wheel Jr: 4,850 students saw Miracle on 34th Street during a school matinee field trip for free or at a reduced rate. Over 200 youth participated in acting workshops or classes during the year.
  • Center Street Community Theatre: Between 20 and 30 adult community members from all professions and backgrounds volunteer a year as a part of the Center Street Community productions – bridging backgrounds, building friendships, and performing on our famous round stage.

How do I give and help make all of this possible?

Together, our community and supporters like you have the power to keep the Wagon Wheel rolling for another 63 years! Donations can be designated to unrestricted operating expenses or support any one of our five program areas:

  • Wagon Wheel Theatre
  • Symphony of the Lakes
  • Wagon Wheel Jr.
  • Center Street Community Theatre
  • Visual Arts
Click the blue Inspire button to donate.

Become a Monthly Donor

Monthly Donors are a new and special group of the Wagon Wheel’s most passionate and forward-thinking supporters – like you!

Your automatic monthly gift helps provide sustaining resources needed to produce programming all year round through the Wagon Wheel Theatre, concert series, Center Street Community Theatre, visual arts, Symphony of the Lakes, and Wagon Wheel Jr.

Why Give Monthly?

  • It’s easy! Choose an amount to give monthly and our system will automatically bill your credit card each month.
  • You are in total control. You can easily start, change, or stop your gift at any time online.
  • It’s automatic and secure. Your credit card will be billed monthly and our ticketing system processes the credit card safely and securely each month.
  • As a monthly giver, you have the benefit of knowing that your support keeps our doors open and lights on all year round.

For even a small amount of $5 or $15 dollars a month, you can sit back and say to yourself, “there is soap in the bathrooms, lights on in the lobby, and families are gathered every month at the Wagon Wheel for a show because of my giving.”

Click the blue Monthly Giving button to donate.

Shop & Give

Kroger Rewards Program

Give back while you shop!

Go to to enroll in Kroger Rewards Program.

Select Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts for your organization.

Each time you shop at Kroger or Owens and use your rewards card, a percentage of your shopping will go to the Wagon Wheel!

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Support the Wagon Wheel as you shop online!

Visit and search for the Wagon Wheel Theatre.

Shop online through Amazon Smile and a portion of each purchase you make will go to the Wagon Wheel.