A note from Murray Chase – May 9, 2023
So…it’s been over seven months—223 days—since Hurricane Ian blew us up.
Everywhere we go, and at every performance, we answer many of the same questions. What’s been happening? What’s still to come? The time frame? The cost? All of the answers we have can be found on the hurricane recovery page of our website by clicking HERE.
So far, our community’s response has been rapid, heartwarming, and invigorating. Local arts organizations, human services groups, foundations, businesses, and city officials offered immediate help: classroom and office space, operating support, storage, and more. Our friends from around the nation—and the world— sent heartfelt wishes and financial gifts.
To all who have helped over the last several months, we send a huge “thank you.” We will continue to need many things in the next several months to make a full comeback. Your encouragement is vital. If you can send help, please do so. We will be forever grateful.
Together, sooner rather than later, and stronger than ever, “we will find a way.”
Join the Club
The Presidents Club is an exclusive group for Venice Theatre’s most generous supporters. Donors at the $1,000+ level get special privileges like a reception preceding select performances of our MainStage Series. These receptions take place upstairs in our Presidents Club, and include a complimentary beverage.
Leave a Legacy
Venice Theatre has been making a dramatic impact on all stages of life since it was founded in 1950. You can help us continue this long-standing tradition through charitable bequests through your will or estate plan or by designating Venice Theatre as a beneficiary of your IRA or insurance policy. Gifts by Will and Trusts are among the easiest ways to make significant future gifts to the individuals and charities that matter most to you. Once you include a bequest provision in your will or trust for Venice Theatre you will be welcomed to our Legacy Circle and the benefits that accrue thereto:
- Invitation to our annual Legacy Circle luncheon.
- Special acknowledgment on our website and in our SHOWNOTES for MainStage Season productions.
- Special invitations to our Education & Outreach Department’s class showcase performances.
OUR GROWING LIST OF LEGACY CIRCLE MEMBERS INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM!
- Daniel Cole
- Fran Costa
- James & Lynn Crandall
- Cara Herman & Chris Cole
- Bea Holt
- Laura Kopple
- Dennis & Ruthanne Neeser
- June Novak-Bock
- Darby Klein Park
- Carole Raymond
- Maggi Taylor
- Eric D. Watters
If you already qualify as a member of Venice Theatre’s Legacy Circle or would like to become a member, please email VT Director of Development, Eric Watters at email@example.com.
Sponsor a Show
Every show needs a sponsor. If you would like to make a significant contribution in order to become a co-sponsor, sponsor, co-producer, or producer on one or more of our upcoming productions, please email VT Director of Development, Eric Watters at firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-sponsors, sponsors, co-producers, and producers get special recognition on marketing materials for the productions they are supporting as well as their photo in a prominent location in our SHOWNOTES for Jervey MainStage Season productions.
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