The TWS Foundation was formed in 2006 to encourage and care for the contributions to support The Theatre of Western Springs in entertaining, educating and inspiring across the generations through the art of live theatre.
By ensuring a continuation of the 84-year-old legacy created by founder Mary Cattell, the Theatre of Western Springs and its Children's Theatre school will retain its position as the leading educational and intergenerational theatrical institution in the Chicago Western Suburbs.
Recognized nationally as one of the few continuously-operating community theatres in the nation, the Theatre of Western Springs boasts a history of solid financials with very strong private support, relying very little on public funding. Artistically, the theatre has been lauded many times by the press, including the Chicago Tribune.
More than 6,500 patrons from over 80 surrounding communities support the theatre season, which offers more than 100 performances per year in the 20,000- square-foot building housing a 414-seat mainstage theatre and the 125-seat Cattell theatre.
Charitable giving can significantly benefit your estate planning. It can help maximize the tax advantages now and will support philanthropic interests beyond your lifetime.
Ways to Give
There are many opportunities for you to consider if you would like to make a planned gift to The TWS Foundation:
- A bequest through your will
- Gifts from retirement plans
- Gifts of life insurance
- Gifts of appreciated securities, real estate, or cash
The Mary Cattell Society
By indicating your commitment to include The TWS Foundation in your estate plans you will become a member of The Mary Cattell Society, a group of very special friends and supporters of TWS.
- A certificate indicating membership in The Mary Cattell Society
- Recognition in the theatre lobby and in various theatre publications
- Special invitations and information
The TWS Foundation offers a means for people to ensure the continuance of the legacy begun by Mary Cattell. If you would like more information, just fill out this form and click the "Send Message" button. You will receive a prompt follow up by e-mail, and we will send you the brochure detailing all of the facts.
If you have additional questions, please call us at the number listed below, or email:
Bill Hammack, Managing Director, MD@theatrewesternsprings.com