Honor John McIlwee

Double the impact of the John C. McIlwee Theatre Endowment   

Few people have impacted the arts at NC State like John McIlwee. His generosity and relentless commitment as director of University Theatre changed the lives of countless students, and it showed in every theatre performance. Now you can honor John and show your commitment to University Theatre  by making a gift to the John C. McIlwee Theatre Endowment. 

The John C. McIlwee Theatre Endowment was established in 2001. Gifts made to the endowment are invested and produce annual income to support University Theatre for years to come. While cash gifts for immediate use are vitally important, endowment funds provide steady support in perpetuity. Now, we want to double the size of the endowment in honor of John’s retirement – a $100,000 goal – and we want you to be a part of it!

Top 3 Reasons to Give to the McIlwee Endowment

 1.   Like John, you’ll leave a lasting impression on theatre at NC State – by making a gift to the endowment, you’re ensuring sustaining financial support for future generations of University Theatre students, staff and patrons. This support will fund productions, guest artists and artist residencies, student travel, equipment, special events and more.

2.   Your gift will go further than the shows you see – you’re helping students bring their own life experiences to the learning process, to observe the life experiences of others, to become better informed on the human condition and to discover, learn and grow in a supportive artistic environment.

3.   You’ll honor John McIlwee’s more than 30-year legacy as director of University Theatre and join us in thanking him for his enduring commitment to NC State and those whose lives have been changed by his leadership.

Give to the McIlwee Endowment

 

Ways to Give

Click here to make your gift online.

You can make a one-time gift or recurring payment in monthly, quarterly, or other installments using the online giving page.

Send gifts of cash or check to:

Arts Development
Talley Student Union
Campus Box 7306
Raleigh, NC 27695

Please make checks out to the NCSU Foundation and note “McIlwee Endowment” in the memo line.

Your gift does not have to be paid all at once. Donors have the option of making a pledge commitment now and paying their pledge over a period of up to five years. Breaking a gift into several payments may help some donors to make a larger investment in the John C. McIlwee Theatre Endowment. Custom payment plans can be designed to suit your budget.

Contact Jill Orr, Director of Development, at 919.513.4101 or jhorr2@ncsu.edu to make a pledge commitment.

Commitments of $500 or more will qualify for an invitation to a private reception honoring John in May.

Donating appreciated stocks and securities may have provide tax benefits to you while supporting the John C. McIlwee Theatre Endowment and celebrating John.

Contact Jill Orr, Director of Development, at 919.513.4101 or jhorr2@ncsu.edu for stock transfer instructions that you can share with your broker.

Sometimes it is difficult to be charitable when you budget is tight and the future is uncertain. An estate gift can enable a donor to make a significant financial impact on University Theatre without giving up security. You can leave a bequest in your will or trust for an amount of money or a percentage of your estate. Other planned gift options beyond bequests also exist, such as annuities, real estate donations, and retirement plan designations.

Contact Jill Orr, Director of Development, at 919.513.4101 or jhorr2@ncsu.edu to discuss ways to make a deferred gift to University Theatre in honor of John.