Planned Giving

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 using our letter of intent, you can safeguard:

  • Extraordinary productions that serve 225,000 audience members annually
  • Impactful education programs that reach 40,000 students annually and civic engagement initiatives that serve 30,000 people across Chicago each year
  • World-class theatrical events from around the globe

Members of the First Folio Society have generously included Chicago Shakespeare Theater in their estate plans. Chicago Shakespeare honors the following people and their thoughtful commitment:

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas C. Babson

John W. Barriger

Joan Israel Berger

Kathy Dunn

Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Engel

Michael Goldberger

Linda D. and Craig C. Grannon

Dick Hurckes

Barbara Joabson

Dr. Anne McCreary Juhasz

Judy and John Keller

Anstiss Hammond Krueck

Anne E. Kutak

Ray and Judy McCaskey

Jonathan F. Orser

Sheila A. Penrose and R. Ernest Mahaffey

Barbara Petersen

Rose L. Shure

Chuck Simanek and Edna Burke

Craig Sirles

Michael and Sharon Sloan

Steve and Robin Solomon

Ingrid and David Stallé

Helen and Richard Thomas

Gayle and Glenn R. Tilles

Linda Vertrees

Wilmont "Vic" Vickery, Founding Principal,
VOA Architects

Frank T. Wheby

Stuart and Diana Widman


Chicago Shakespeare gratefully acknowledges the following estates that have provided gifts of bequests:

Evelyn D. Barriger

George W. Blossom III

Nelson D. Cornelius

S.M. Evans

Edith B. Gaines

Julie and Parker Hall

Corinne Johnson

Sherry Ferrill Kelley 1996 Trust

Harold Plaut

Rose L. Shure



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