First Folio Society

"Fortune reins in gifts of the world."
As You Like It

The First Folio Society is a group of magnanimous individuals who have included Chicago Shakespeare Theater in their Trust or Estate Plans. By declaring your intention to support Chicago’s home for Shakespeare through your legacy, you can safeguard the extraordinary productions, impactful education and civic engagement initiatives and global theatrical events at the heart of CST’s mission. For your convenience, a downloadable Letter of Intent is available for your use. When returned to the Office of Advancement, a staff member will contact you to answer any questions you may have, and begin the celebration of this ultimate gift during your lifetime.

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Listed below are current members of the First Folio Society, individuals who have included Chicago Shakespeare Theater in their estate plans. The Society honors their thoughtful commitment to the future of CST.

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas C. Babson
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Barriger
Joan Israel Berger
George W. Blossom III*
Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Engel
Edith B. Gaines
Michael Goldberger
Linda D. and Craig C. Grannon
Julie and Parker* Hall
Corinne E. Johnson*
Dr. Anne McCreary Juhasz
Judy and John Keller
Anstiss Hammond Krueck
Anne E. Kutak

Raymond and Judy McCaskey
Jonathan F. Orser
Sheila A. Penrose and R. Ernest Mahaffey
Barbara Petersen
Harold H. Plaut*
Rose L. Shure
Chuck Simanek and Edna Burke
Michael and Sharon Sloan
Steve and Robin Solomon
Helen and Richard Thomas
Gayle and Glenn R. Tilles
Linda Vertrees
Wilmont "Vic" Vickery, Founding Principal, VOA Architects




To learn more about the Society, please contact Melissa Collins at 312.595.5672 or


Ways to Give

 Phone: 312.667.4952

 Chicago Shakespeare Theater
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     Chicago, IL 60611

 Gifts of Stock

 Planned Gifts

 Charitable IRA Rollover



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