Please consider a charitable gift to benefit the Episcopal Actors’ Guild in your will.
Bequests A bequest for the benefit of EAG is one of the simplest ways to provide for the Guild’s future. It can be included in the body of your will or added by a codicil (a supplement that explains or modifies a will). To name The Guild as the beneficiary, you should use our legal name: The Episcopal Actors’ Guild of America.
If you are currently drawing up your will, you may use this sample language if you wish:“I give, devise and bequeath to The Episcopal Actors’ Guild of America, federal tax ID number 13-5563397, 1 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016 the sum of $___ (or describe the real or personal property portion of the estate) to be used for its general purposes."
The most useful bequest is an unrestricted bequest for the general purposes of EAG. This permits the Guild to use your gift wherever it is most needed at the time. However, you also may describe a specific purpose for the use of your bequest.
Important Note: If you do specify a use for your bequest, the following language will ensure that your gift will always remain productive: "If at any time in the judgment of the Trustees of The Episcopal Actors’ Guild the designated use of this bequest is no longer practicable or appropriate, then the Trustees shall use the bequest to further the general purposes of the Guild, giving consideration, where possible, to my special interest as described above."
Gifts of Intellectual Property Donations of royalties or residuals to The Guild are a generous way to provide a legacy of care for performing arts and entertainment professionals for years to come. Many notable professionals have made similar gifts, including award-winning actors, playwrights, lyricists, producers, dancers and more. Retirement Assets Using qualified retirement plan funds is an excellent source of assets to fund bequests. By designating EAG as a beneficiary (it can be a contingent beneficiary after the death of a spouse) funds pass to The Guild free of taxes. It is possible to set up the beneficiary as the recipient of the entire remaining funds in the account or establish a percentage to fund the bequest.
For more information on making a lasting gift, please contact Executive Director Karen Lehman Foster at 212-685-2927 or email@example.com.
THE GEORGE HOLLAND SOCIETY
The George Holland Society was established to honor those who have left, or plan to leave, a bequest or major gift to EAG. It also honors foundations and corporations that provide considerable and ongoing support to the Guild’s charitable programs.
LIVING MEMBERS Virginia Brody, Paul J. Cardile, Janet Barbour Carhart, Robert Carter, Elizabeth Forrest, Alison Barbour Fox, Judy Frank, Aaron Frankel, Judy Gates, Suzanne Gaskill, Suzannah Grady, H. Robert Griffiths, Beth Holland, Marius Jan Hulswit, Nicholas Pavlik, Susan Carr Pickett, Louis A. Rachow, Gerardo Ramirez, Camille & Ron Savitz, Louis Scheeder, Campbell Scott, Donald Seawell, leslie Shreve, Nancy Simpson, Jerry Vermilye, Peter Von Berg, Sam & Lynn Waterston, L. Herndon Werth, Bruce Scott Zaxariades
DECEASED MEMBERS Abetha Aayer, Frank Allen, Viola Allen, Arthur Anderson, Helen M. Andres, Fred Astaire, Thomas Barbour, Ralph Bell, Mabel Bentley, Walter Edmund Bentley, Sidney Blackmer, Juliette Brundage, Fairfax Burgher, Angela Clark, Kathleen Claypool, Mildred E. Coates, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Cole, John Connell, Mila Connell, William G. Connelly, Margaret Dale, Florence Malcolm Darnault, Jeanne Edmonds, Mary K. Feathers, Bijou Fernandez, Mary Helen Fisher, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Estelle K. Fleming, John M. Flood, Vinton Freedley, Joan Fontaine, Larry Gates, Scott Glascock, Helen W. Grier, Margaret Hamilton, Peter Harris, Stephen Harris, Celeste Holm, Barnard Hughes, Jan Frederik Hulswit, Anne Ives, John Knight, Tessa Kosta, Harold Krainin, Fred Langford, Abby Lewis, Robert Lissauer, Julia T.M. Low, Richard Madden, Alice Jane Mahler, Mrs. Richard Mansfield, Mike Mearian, Anita Hendrie Miles, Elsa Ryan Miller, Helen Morrison, Alice E. Moulton, Mildred Murray, Virginia North, Laurence Olivier, Dorothy Orr-Horesta, Evelyn Page, Margaret Grant Plumb, Sara Davis Pride-Wright, Eugenia Rawls, Douglas Reid, Jeanne Richter, Emily Roosevelt, Jill Roth, Claire Harris Strakosch, Helen Stenborg, Janet Swire, Lloyd Taylor, Mary E. Taber, Elizabeth Thode-Hoard, Mrs. Charles H. Tower, Jessie Van Brunt, Violette M. Waite, Lynn Wakefield, Jane E. Walburn, Honey Waldman, David Warfield, Susan Willis, Edward M. Wonn
HONORARY MEMBERS (Guild Members 50 years or more) Norma Doubrava, Katherine A. Fricke, Penny Abbott Geist, Norwood Shulman
CORPORATE MEMBERS The Actors’ Equity Foundation, The Adrian & Jessie Archbold Charitable Trust, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, American Federation of Musicians, Local 802, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, The Church of the Intercession, The Church of the Transfiguration, The Higgins Family Foundation, Hornet Foundation, The Lambs Foundation, L’Eglise Francaise du Saint-Esprit, Polaris North, The Ruth Warrick Charitable Trust, The S. Forest Company, The Shubert Foundation, The Sonia Alden Foundation, Theatre Authority, Inc., Toshi Films, The Twelfth Night Club, United Way of N.Y.C. - Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program, The Ziegfeld Club