Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

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Leave a Legacy

Help ensure the future vitality of Cygnet Theatre by including us in your estate plan. You can provide a simple bequest through your will or name Cygnet as a beneficiary of an Annuity* or a Charitable Remainder Trust. Your gift for the future will enhance the long-term stability of Cygnet Theatre.

Depending on your specific situation, making a planned gift can have tax advantages for your estate. We recommend that you consult with your attorney or financial advisor to find a solution that accommodates your needs and assures that your wishes are fulfilled.


There are many types of assets that can be used to fund a charitable gift to Cygnet Theatre. These include:

  • Cash
  • Appreciated Stocks
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Property
  • Business Interests
  • IRAs/Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Other Assets

To include Cygnet Theatre in your estate plans, you may use the following language:

“I hereby give and bequeath to Cygnet Theatre Company, a nonprofit corporation in San Diego, California, operating under tax ID # 57-1146474 [specific amount, percentage of estate, or specific property] for general purposes.”

Join Cygnet’s legacy Society

We invite you to become a member of Cygnet Theatre’s Legacy Society. This society honors and recognizes those who help ensure the future vitality and long-term stability of Cygnet Theatre through future gifts.


As a Cygnet Theatre Legacy Society member, you’ll receive invitations to exclusive events, including Legacy Society Luncheons, Opening Nights and Season Announcement Parties.

“I joined Cygnet’s Legacy Society because I believe that legacy gifts are the foundation of Cygnet’s artistic independence and innovation. When Cygnet is financially strong, its artists are free to produce challenging, thought provoking work. This freedom is critical, and I want to do what I can to foster it.”

– Legacy Society Member Pamela Richards

For more information, please Contact Marinda Peugh at 619-574-0059 x121 or marinda@cygnettheatre.com.

*The San Diego Foundation and The Jewish Community Foundation offer Charitable Gift Annuities for many nonprofits in San Diego. We are happy to provide contact information if you are interested.

Contact Us

Marinda Peugh
Development Director
(619) 574-0059 x121


Gabe Garcia
Development Associate
(619) 574-0059 x117


Cygnet Legacy Society

Cygnet Theatre is honored to recognize our Legacy Society Members for their commitment to provide valuable resources for the future of Cygnet Theatre:

  • Anonymous Donor
  • Alice Alperin*
  • Joyce Axelrod
  • Jan Bart
  • Mark T Bennett
  • Paula Bentley & Tom Little
  • Diane Carpinelli
  • Ellen Cherin
  • Doug & Alice Diamond
  • Kathy Dunlap*
  • Teresa & Merle Fischlowitz
  • Kathleen Hayes
  • Yolanda Holcomb
  • Jerry Lester Foundation, Rosarito, Mexico
  • Robin J Lipman
  • Jack & Linda Miller
  • Paul Miller
  • Ree & Maurice Miller*
  • Wendy & Randy* Nash
  • Arthur & Marilyn Neumann
  • Deborah Pantoni
  • Deborah B Pettry
  • Dr. Allison Rossett
  • Pamela Richards
  • Jay Richen
  • Bill Schmidt & Sean Murray
  • Abby Stitt*
  • Lee & Michael Stone
  • Dr. Lynne Thrope
  • Jordine Von Wantoch
  • Rick and Ginny Wisley
  • Barbara Zell & Bill McHarg, Jr.
    *In Memoriam

Featured Donors

Legacy Giving Testimonial by Alice & Doug Diamond
We want to ensure Cygnet continues to enrich the lives of people in the community.  Legacy giving is essential for non-profits to achieve long-term financial stability and sustainability.  We think Cygnet deserves our support, and we hope you will consider a legacy gift to Cygnet in your estate plan.
- Alice and Douglas Diamond