Gifts to The Trinity Rep Endowment and Named Funds 

Gifts to our endowment benefit Trinity Rep forever. Carefully managed by our friends at The Rhode Island Foundation, Trinity Rep’s endowment operates as a permanent savings and investment account, providing a reliable source of income and allowing us to take the artistic risks that make us Trinity Rep. 

You can make a gift of any size and at any time directly to the Trinity Rep Endowment Fund. You may also direct a portion or all of your planned gift to the Trinity Rep Endowment, to one of the named funds in the Endowment, or charter your own named fund. Please contact Brad Delzer at (401) 453-9285 or bdelzer@trinityrep.com to find out more.  

Named Funds 

More than a dozen funds comprise our endowment. 

“What better way to pay homage to my brother Bob’s life as a multi-talented actor and musician that began under the influence of my father and mother, both steeped in educational theatre, and blossomed in the dazzling creativity at Trinity Rep than to establish a memorial Fellowship? This Fellowship annually supports new and rising young actors who burn with that same desire and need that Bob had to become a consummate actor/artist. The Robert Clayton Black Memorial Fellowship honors not only Bob Black’s legacy, but also that of Trinity Rep, a legacy that is renewed every stirring season.” – Dr. William Black 

Victoria Irene Ball Fund for Theater Education 
Education 

Robert Clayton Black Memorial Fellowship Fund 
Annual Fellowship, Early Career Actor Salary Support 

Buff & Johnnie Chace Fund 

Richard Cumming Endowment Fund for Musical Programming at Trinity Rep 
Support for Musical Programming 

Doris Duke Endowment Fund 

Oskar Eustis Fund for New Play Development 
Support for New Play Development 

Michael and Donna Lee Gennaro Fund 

Ed Hall Memorial Fund  

Stephen Hamblett Memorial Fund 

John and Yvette Harpootian Fund 

Richard Kavanaugh Memorial Fund 
Annual Fellowship, Actor Salary Support 

Barbara Meek Memorial Fund 
Resident Acting Company Salary Support 

Heidi Keller Moon Fund for Project Discovery 

Claiborne and Nuala Pell Fund for Arts Education 
Support for Arts Education Programs  

Project Discovery Endowment Fund 

Elaine Rakatansky Memorial Fund 

Margo Skinner Memorial Fellowship Fund 
Early Career Actor Salary Support 

Tilles Family Fund