American Stage Endowment

Endowment funds are a vital component in the overall health of nonprofit cultural institutions. At American Stage, only 60% of our annual operating expenses are met through ticket sales.  Our endowment fund helps to insure the long-term financial health and stability of American Stage for decades to come.  All endowment gifts make a difference because taken together they form a strong foundation that multiplies over time.

To discuss an endowment contribution contact The American Stage Development Team at (727) 823-1600 ext. 214 or

The Legacy Society

Keeping the tradition of theatrical excellence going strong for generations to come.

Our Legacy Society members are donors and friends like you who have made storytelling for future generations a priority.  American Stage has been bringing quality live theatre to the Tampa Bay for nearly four decades. We plan to continue that tradition for many decades to come. Your planned gift can play a vital role in preserving this important cultural institution and ensuring quality professional theatre for future generations.


Contact The American Stage Advancement Team at (727) 823-1600 ext. 214 or for more information or to become a member of the Society.


Storytelling is the Inheritance of the World

Would you like to continue making a difference, but are not sure if it’s within your means?  By pledging a gift to American Stage in your estate or financial plans, you can make a meaningful impact on the mission and future of our theatre.  Planned gifts can provide… Tax savings, immediate income, future income for family members and guaranteed payments later in life are just some of the benefits planned gifts can provide you or your family.

Here are a few of the options available:

    • Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
    • Wills and Bequests
    • Charitable Remainder Trusts
    • Gifts of Life Insurance
    • Gift Annuities
    • Gift of Appreciated Property
    • Retirement Assets

Current List of Legacy Society Members

Michael Alford
Mary Lou Ambrose & Joseph A. Barkley III
Ches Applewhite
Sandi & Richard G. Averitt III
Anne Barrins & Ken Slaby
Valerie & Jack Beatty
Janet Bibber
Russell Buchan
Sherri Richey Burke & George Burke*
Guna Carr
Joel Cohen & Barry Dingman
Debbie & Matt Conigliaro
Barbara Cooley & Pierre D. Cooley*
JT Crowder
Marcia Dobbin
Jeannine Clark Dunlap
John Dunne*
Diana Norris Eldred
Aila Erman
Tiffany & Preston Faykus
Patricia J. Felton*
Gregory H, Fisher
Claudette Fornuto
Jenna Franklin & John Downes IV
Jennifer & R.J. Garbowicz
Maggi Bevacqua-Geddes*
Patrick Green
Enez Hart* & Bud Hart*
Edward Hayes*
Anastasia C. Hiotis
Hazel* & William R. Hough
Susan Howard
Mary & Thomas James
Judith Jourdan Trust
Martin Karan
Robert A. Kelzer
Camilla Kilgroe
Charles A. Leslie*
Gretchen Letterman & Bill Shelton
Edward Lieberman
Harriett Lieberman*
Robert Mall*
Jill Marie
Alfred T. May
Timothy McCormick & Jeff Brizzi
Tinker McKee
Taylor McKee
Natalie McMasters*
Liza Miller
Sonya Miller*
Lois M. Naylor*
Frank R. Notarianni & Ronald W. Menezes
Natalie & Dick Oliver
Peggy & Gene Ponessa
Rob Pressrich
Joseph M. Pugliano
Gini Rollins*
Willi Rudowsky & Hal Freedman
Heather & Stephen Rush
George Donald Sheets
Marjorie Sherwin & Rose Walton
Stephanie Snyder
James Studdiford
William Studdiford*
Cathy Swanson
Cheryl VanMessel & Charles Bross
Scott K. Wagman
Bill Ward
Carolyn Warner
Mary Lou Warner & Burrage Warner*
Tim Watson
The Whittle Family
Phyllis Stover Williams*
Donna A. Woolums

*Denotes Angel Donor

American Stage operates as a non-profit professional theatre and is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the Florida Department  of Agriculture and Consumer Services, registration #CH-4175. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. U.S. Federal Tax ID number is 59-1777189.