Honorary and memorial gifts

Honorary and memorial gifts 

The Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society express sincere appreciation for the generous gifts in honor and memory received since January 1, 2017.

In honor of Glenn Halcomb

William Halcomb


In honor of Hamilton: A Musical

Jessica Williams


In memory of Joyce Higgins

Maurice Marshall


In honor of Gai Jones

James E. Chambless


In memory of Wally Larson

Heather Vogelsong


In honor of Amelia Mackey

Sarah Kueser


In memory of Donald L. McGuire

Sandra J. Morgan


In memory of Ronald E. Mills

Larry, Shanna, and Ean Butcher
John Flink
Rochelle Herrera
Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporation


In honor of Robert Richardson

Jenna Miles


In honor of Patricia Santanello

Michaela Strausbaugh


In memory of Mel Shoemaker

Nebraska Thespians


In honor of Barbara Somerville

Stephanie Day


In honor of Julie Cohen Theobald

Ruth and Ian Fingerman
Andrew Goldberg


In memory of Rexford "Rex" Weichhart

Hans Weichhart


Honorary or memorial gifts are a thoughtful way to honor or remember a person to whom theatre education was important. All donors who make an honorary or memorial gift will be listed on Schooltheatre.org for a duration of six months. Donors who make honorary or memorial gifts are also listed in the EdTA annual report and in Dramatics magazine. You may make an honorary or memorial gift for any EdTA or ITS gift purpose.

To make an honorary or memorial gift, visit our donation page, choose a gift purpose, then select whether the gift is in honor or in memory of an individual. Be sure to provide the individual's full name in the text box below. If you would like us to notify the individual or loved ones please provide us with their names and addresses; we will not disclose the amount of the gift.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how to make an honorary or memorial gift, please contact Claire Willingham, 513.977.5529. 

Note: If giving to scholarships, please note that permanent named scholarships in honor or memory can be established by gifts of $25,000 or more. If the total amount donated for scholarships in honor or in memory of an individual exceeds $1,500 in a given year, we will contact the loved ones of the honoree to ask if they would like to designate a one-time scholarship to be presented in the individual’s name.