Leave a Legacy

When you choose to make a Planned Gift or contribute to the Endowment Fund at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC), you join a special group of donors dedicated to preserving Shakespeare and the Classics for generations to come. By designating CSC as a beneficiary in your estate, you help secure CSC's future, providing a solid foundation for our long-term growth and success. And you make an everlasting impact on the artists and audiences of today...and tomorrow. 

A gift made to our Endowment Fund is an investment in our future. Your support ensures that Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will continue to bring Shakespeare and the Classics to life in perpetuity. From thought-provoking mainstage plays to education programs like PROJECT38 and everything in between, your thoughtful donation makes these programs, and many others, possible for years to come. 

What you make possible when you make a gift to our Endowment: 

  • 150 performances of nine productions for 30,000 patrons annually

  • Over 100 artists employed each season 

  • 30,000 students from over 200 schools served with programs proven to improve students’ academic performance, social skills, 21st century leadership skills and empathy

  • Free performances of Shakespeare plays for 10,000 patrons at over 40 area parks and community centers through our annual Shakespeare in the Park tour

  • $4MM in economic activity generated for the city while building its creative class and making Cincinnati a great place to live and work 

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary Season and in recognition for your support, we have a wide variety of unique thank you gifts and naming opportunities exclusively for Endowment Fund donors. In addition, all donors to the Endowment Fund this season will be recognized on the screens inside The Linnemann Family Lobby from January 1 - June 30, 2024.

All naming opportunities are subject to availability. A member of our staff will contact you to arrange pickup or delivery of your item.

Questions? Contact Director of Development, Sara Clark at 513-381-2273 ext. 3208 or Sara.Clark@cincyshakes.com

Planned Giving at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is where smart financial planning meets thoughtful philanthropy. It helps you make the most of your assets during your lifetime and make future charitable gifts that are often much larger than you may have thought possible. When you make a Planned Gift, you make an enduring impact on the arts in our region and ensure that we continue to bring Shakespeare and the classics to life for generations to come. 

Making a Planned Gift also entitles you to membership in the Legacy Society, a very special group of friends who receive invitations to exclusive programs and events and published recognition for their generosity. 

Planned Giving at CSC encompasses a range of options, including bequests, charitable remainder trusts, and life insurance policies. We understand that these decisions require thoughtful consideration, and we encourage you to consult your financial advisor to provide guidance and answer any questions you may have. These experienced professionals can assist you in creating a plan that aligns with your wishes and financial objectives. 

To let us know that you have included Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in your plans, please download and complete this Confidential Statement of Intent Form and mail to: 

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 
Attention: Development 
217 W. 12th Street 
Cincinnati, OH 45202

This is not a legally binding pledge, but simply a way to ensure we use your gift according to your wishes, to learn more about your areas of interest at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and to welcome you as a member of the Legacy Society.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Development, Sara Clark, at Sara.Clark@cincyshakes.com 

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