>if we truly want donations to be altruistic, >they should be anonymous and we shouldn't track who sends in what... -1!!! Many (most!) theatre companies rely on donations for funding; the "thank you" lists in the back of the program is a very important part of not only recognizing donors but also <em>pulling in new money</em>. Believe it or not, people DO read those. The people that read them are either the movers & shakers in a community who want to see who else is in (because they are there), or are up & comers who are looking to see if they should be in that crowd. Those recognition pages are a suprisingly powerful tool. For example, there are two theatre companies in Green Bay, WI. Ron & Edie Wolf are listed as "Thrones" donors in one company's program, and do not donate to the other company. Which theatre company do you think will draw more monied and powerful audience, and with it, greater donations & and name recognition? mwah, mwah! Miriam  -- In America it's generally "theater" = building where "theatre" takes place  -- Former General Manager of the Green Bay Packers  -- Theatre donors/investors are called "angels." "Thrones" = one of the higher ranks of angels. -- http://www.dynagirl.com Smelling the crowd since 1971!