Imagination Stage (imaginationstage.org) inspires creativity and strengthens key skills through theater and arts education experiences. Imagination Stage’s programs include arts education classes and performance opportunities, professional theater productions, early childhood programs and in-school workshops that build learning.

Headquartered: Bethesda
Serves: Metro region
What a donation buys:
• $250 provides a scholarship for a one-week summer camp for a child or teenager.
• $1,000 provides free tickets and pre- and post-theater learning opportunities and resources for 40 Montgomery County Public Schools third grade students from low-income families.
• $5,000 provides scholarships for 17 semester-long classes for economically challenged youths that help build creativity, collaboration and problem-solving.
Volunteer opportunities:
• One day: Help with special events, such as the annual Gala or the annual Children’s Ball.
• Weekly: Serve as an usher or assist in the Just Imagine! shop.
• Internships