Black transgender women are among the most vulnerable groups in American society — to unemployment, to poverty, to homelessness and to physical violence. The American Medical Association described anti-transgender violence as an epidemic in 2019, noting that most victims of transphobic murders were women of color.
Ariel Mary Ann, the sister of Riah Milton, chose to found this scholarship in her sister’s name to celebrate and honor her life. A Black, trans woman herself, Ariel is passionate about uplifting the voices of Black, LGBTQ youth and helping grant them the same opportunities and experiences she herself had through Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
“I want to root for these kids, advocate for them, support them. This is about uplifting young people who don’t have the space to live their truth as authentically as they can.” – Ariel Mary Ann, sister of Riah Milton
When you make a gift to this fund, you help students from all backgrounds, especially those who are marginalized across multiple identities, gain access to high-quality arts experiences. Every child has the power to create, and CSC’s summer camps nurture those instincts through supportive, ensemble-based experiences rooted in Shakespeare. Your gifts directly underwrite tuition and transportation scholarships administered through this fund, and ensure that CSC can continue to offer these opportunities for years to come.
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Donate by Mail
Please make a check out to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and mail to:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
217 W. 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Donate by Phone
Please call Director of Development, Sara Clark at 513-381-2273 ext. 3208
Donate at the Theater*
The box office will be happy to accept and process a tax-deductible donation by cash, check or credit card at:
The Otto M. Budig Theater
1195 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
*Call in advance for current hours (513)381-2273
Donate with Stock
Download instructions for making a gift of stock online here.
Questions? Contact Director of Development, Sara Clark at [email protected]
Scholarships are made possible by Ariel Mary Ann, as well as generous donors to the Riah Milton Scholarship Fund. We are forever grateful for their support.