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Marilyn Strauss Legacy Fund

Each summer, the effort begins to fully fund the Shakespeare Festival’s programs and production for the coming year. With the summer Festival ending, productions with Camp Shakespeare still in full force, and production costs wrapping up, the organization finds itself back at square one, and has to begin the process all over to raise enough monies to continue for another year.

While the Festival receives wonderfully generous monetary and in-kind donations, they are often one-time gifts that must be raised elsewhere the following year. The Marilyn Strauss Legacy Board-Advised Fund will provide a dependable revenue source to help fund annual expenses, such as costumes, sets and lighting, as well as occasional capital improvements needed to keep our programs fresh, accessible and entertaining. The Fund’s distribution is subject to the organization’s Board of Directors’ approval. The Fund will only be used at the discretion of the Board and for board-approved expenses.

You Make It Happen

Please make your gift today to ensure FREE Shakespeare is available for everyone in the future. This special board-advised fund will honor our Founder’s vision and ensure her legacy and the Festival’s solvency.

How You Can Help:

  • Give a One-time Gift
  • Provide a Structured Multi-year Gift
  • Make a Donation via Planned Giving
  • Donate Stock
  • Memorial or Honorary Gifts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

Your contribution may be made online or mailed to the Festival office at 3732 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Donation Refund Policy
Donations and matching gifts are not refundable.