The Edwin Forrest Society is reserved for those who have included The Fund in their estate plan, contributed to the Pooled Income Fund, taken out a Gift Annuity, or made some other planned gift. A bequest can be made through a will, a trust, a gift annuity, an insurance policy or a retirement plan. Gifts can consist of real estate, royalties, jewelry, stock, cash or any other thing of value.
The Fund continues to count heavily on those who make bequests and the wonderful tradition of the Edwin Forrest Society. Over the years thousands have made the strong commitment to The Fund by including a gift in their estate plans. More than 365 individuals have joined the Edwin Forrest Society since its inception in 1993. Their legacy lives on through the Edwin Forrest Society
Edwin Forrest was the first true star of the American theater. Today, with so many famous personalities and multitalented performers in television, motion pictures, music, and theater, it may be hard to imagine a time when the world of entertainment was not seen as exciting and glamorous. But in 1806, when Forrest was born in Philadelphia, and through most of the rest of the 19th century, American actors and other entertainers performed only in theater, variety, and traveling circuses, and members of the profession were not highly respected. During his long and successful career, Edwin Forrest did a great deal to change that perception.
To find out how to join the Edwin Forrest Society, please call Barbara Toy, Director of Planned Giving 212.221.7300 ext. 128 or e-mail click here.. And to see a list of the members of the Society, please
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