Friends of Hexagon
However, with rising costs, Hexagon is paying an
increasingly substantial part of our income to produce our shows and provide
space for things like auditions, writer’s meetings, rehearsals, and set
storage and construction. As a result, in some years most of the money Hexagon
raised went to produce and promote the show, which left a smaller share going
to the beneficiary.
To address this problem, Hexagon founded a separate tax-exempt organization called Friends of Hexagon (FoH). Incorporated in February 2001, Friends of Hexagon is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization chartered in the District of Columbia that provides a means for individuals and institutions to contribute to and support Hexagon so that Hexagon can, in turn, better support its beneficiaries. As a tax-exempt entity, anyone can give to FoH knowing that such permanently recognized contributions will provide a means of giving to and staying with Hexagon.
In short, the purpose of FoH is to create crucial long-term support for Hexagon that will reduce the expense of putting on an annual show and allow more of the money raised to go directly to the beneficiary. FoH does not seek to purchase a theater. However, we do plan to raise sufficient funds to subsidize Hexagon’s shows, cover theater rental costs, and purchase a multi-purpose facility for Hexagon’s production-related activities.
The Board of Friends of Hexagon is made up of current long-time Hexagon members who have all had active roles in the leadership and every other aspect of Hexagon.