Image from First Stage's production of Roald Dahl's MATILDA The Musical

Planned Giving

The First Stage Legacy Society helps to sustain First Stage and its programs with deferred donations. Planned and estate gifts meet the long-term needs of future generations of First Stage students, memorialize loved ones, and express love and appreciation for theater and education.

What It Means to Be a Legacy
First Stage needs your help in order to build the future of First Stage. By choosing to be a Legacy, your deferred donation will help grow our Endowment and sustain our programs for years to come.

How to Be a Legacy
There are a variety of deferred gift options, some you can rely on now for income and serve charitable interests in the future:

  • Bequest/Will/Revocable Trust
  • IRAs & other retirement plans
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Life insurance
  • Pooled income funds
  • Charitable gift annuities

Benefits of being a Legacy include:

  • Four tickets to a preview night reception and performance
  • Backstage tours at select performances 
  • Invitations to exclusive events and an annual Legacy Society reception
  • Recognition in First Stage’s publications

Planned or estate gifts allow you to make a donation in the future.  For more information contact Susie Robinson, Interim Director of Development at (414) 267-2937 or email

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