The Swans of Avon

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Become part of Seattle Shakespeare Company’s legacy society.

Ben Johnson said that Shakespeare “was not of an age, but for all time!” We want Seattle Shakespeare to be for all time as well. Our city deserves a theatre devoted to the classics. The hallmarks of the company’s productions are clarity, intimacy, vibrancy and relevance. We hope our gift will help Seattle Shakespeare continue to be for everyone, for all time.”

~Sarah and Bob Alsdorf

We understand that the decision to designate a planned gift is one of the most personal commitments a patron can make, and we appreciate your consideration. A charitable gift through your estate ensures that your passion for the works of Shakespeare and live classical theatre will be shared with generations to come, while providing tax advantages and other benefits.

Whether it’s a straightforward bequest, trust, or arrangement made through your IRA or life insurance policy, planned gifts of all sizes support Seattle Shakes’ long-term fiscal stability and vision for the future.

To learn more about The Swans of Avon and planned giving options at Seattle Shakespeare Company, please contact Heidi McElrath, Development Manager: (206) 733-8228 x268 or