Leave a Legacy

“We feel it is important to ensure that future generations will have the privilege and pleasure of enjoying the beautiful ambiance of Proctors.”

Paul & Loretta Moore
Legacy Society Members

Giving back for the Future

Do you remember your first experience at Proctors – the grandeur of the theatre, the excitement of seeing the performers, the magic of the scenery?

THE MOMENT IS YOURS – As we look to the future, it is time to create these moments for the next generation – moments to make hearts race and dreams sore. Moments to remember forever.

You can help ensure that others have the opportunity to experience the magic of Proctors too!

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support of Proctors, help sustain the arts in our community and ensure that generations to come experience that same thrill of live theatre.

Planned gifts can benefit you and your loved ones today and in the future while allowing Proctors to continue to be a catalyst for excellence in education, sustainable economic development, and rich civic engagement. *

“We support Proctors with our legacy so that our children and grandchildren and others in our region will be enriched by being able to see live Broadway productions right here in our own community. We ourselves have enjoyed the opportunity to see the likes of Johnny Mathis, Bob Newhart, Neil, Degrass, Tyson, Cats, and Les Miz to name a few.”

Terry & Anne Phillips
Legacy Society Members

The Proctors Legacy Society recognizes those generous individuals who have included Proctors in their estate plans. Members are listed in our digital playbill, digital signage in the Wright Family Atrium, in our VIP lounge and on signage in the arcade, outside the theatre entrance. Legacy members are also invited to educational and informational events throughout the year and attend a Legacy Society dinner annually. Member can remain anonymous if preferred.

“I joined the Proctors Legacy Society specifically because of the Collaborative School of the Arts. I strongly identify with its goals of helping children, regardless of income, to have the arts in their lives. Yes, it’s wonderful to watch a performance on a world-class stage, but it’s also about teaching the next generation the skills so they are able to perform on that stage. That is so empowering to kids from across the Capital Region.”

—Betsy Sandberg
Legacy Society Member

Planned gifts through your estate

You may consider leaving a bequest to Proctors as part of your estate plans. Many donors choose to make a substantial gift to Proctors as a lasting tribute of their affection for the Theatre. It is best to have a discussion with your attorney, accountant or financial planner regarding your specific financial status and the most beneficial way to structure your gift.

Already included Proctor in your estate plans – Thank You!

Please let us know so we can personally thank you and induct you in our Legacy Society.

*As with all financial decisions, a Planned Gift should be designed with care. Our development team with work closely and confidentially with you and your legal advisors to help you plan for your specific needs and the needs of your family.

For more information, please contact Barbara Bishop Ward, Stewardship & Planned Giving Director, at (518) 382-3884 ex. 133 or bward@proctors.org.

Leave a Legacy brochure.

“Proctors Theatre and now Proctors Collaborative has been a catalyst for positive change in the Capital Region by setting an example of removing barriers to help organizations work together for the betterment of our greater community. “By being members of the Proctors Legacy Society, we are leaving a meaningful mark on a leader in the regional arts that aligns with our personal values. It’s a way to add to the foundation built by earlier supporters providing resources that continue beyond our lifetimes, reflecting our passion for the arts, and enabling Proctors to thrive for years to come.”

—Chet & Karen Opalka
Legacy Society Members