Make a Bequest in Your Will

Sample Bequest Language – Unrestricted Gift

I give to The Shakespeare Theatre, a public charity incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia, federal tax identification number 52-1405988, the sum of $______ (or ____% of my estate; or the property described herein) for its general purposes.

Most importantly, if you choose to make a bequest we hope that you will contact the Development Office to let us know that you have included the Theatre in your estate plans so that we may thank you for your generosity.  If you prefer to remain anonymous, we will of course honor your wishes.


Click here to request more information or call Amy Gardner, Associate Director of Development at 202.608.6332.

Federal Tax Information

Your lawyer may ask you for some essential tax information about the Shakespeare Theatre Company.  The Theatre’s full legal name is “The Shakespeare Theatre,” and we are incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.  The Theatre is a public charity exempt from income, gift and estate taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Its federal tax identification number is 52-1405988.