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. 207 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
Ches Applewhite
Sandra S. & Richard G. Averitt III
Valerie & Jack Beatty
Timothy McCormick & Jeffrey Brizzi
Russell Buchan
Sherri & George Burke
Guna Carr
Joel Cohen & Barry Dingman
Debbie & Matthew J. Conigliaro
Barbara & Pierre D. Cooley
JT Crowder
Jenna Franklin & John Downes IV
Jeannine Clark Dunlap
Aila Erman
Patricia J. Felton*
Gregory H. Fisher
Claudette Fornuto
Willi Rudowsky & Hal Freedman
Jennifer Garbowicz
Maggi Bevacqua-Geddes*
Patrick Green
Edward G. Hayes
in partnership with John Dunne
Hazel & William R. Hough
Susan Howard
Mary & Tom James
Judith Jourdan Trust
Robert A. Kelzer
Camilla D. Kilgroe
Charles A. Leslie*
Gretchen Letterman & Bill Shelton
Harriett Lieberman
Robert Mall
Jill Marie
Alfred T. May
Tinker McKee
Natalie McMasters*
Liza Miller
Lois M. Naylor*
Frank Notarianni & Ron Menezes
Natalie & Dick Oliver
Peggy & Eugene Ponessa
Rob Pressrich
Joseph M. Pugliano
Heather Rush
Anne Barrins & Ken Slaby
Stephanie Snyder
James Studdiford
William Studdiford
Cathy Swanson
Cheryl VanMessel & Charles Bross
Scott K. Wagman
Marjorie Sherwin & Rose Walton
Bill Ward
Carolyn Warner
Mary Lou & Burrage Warner
Tim Watson
The Whittle Family
Phyllis Stover Williams*

*Denotes Angel Donor

An estate specialist can review your personal situation, taking into account your special needs, and explain how specific federal and state laws will impact your estate. Please note: This document in not intended to advise you in any way other than setting forth general options; any decisions on your part should include your investment and tax professionals.

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.