Planned Giving

A gift in your will or estate plans can ensure that the programs you love at Arena are available for future generations. There are many creative ways to make a planned gift that ensure Arena’s future while providing benefits for you and your loved ones. The Full Circle Society allows us to celebrate planned giving donors throughout their lifetime with special opportunities including invitations to an annual appreciation event.

For more information or to notify us of an existing planned gift, please submit the form below or contact Maya Weil at 202-600-4158 or at

Legacy Gift Commitment Form

Why Leave a Legacy?

Sue Benson has been an usher at Arena Stage for 15 years. Hear why why she has chosen to support the theater with a legacy gift.

Giving Options

If you choose to include Arena Stage in your estate plans, please provide your attorney with the following information: 

Legal Name: Washington Drama Society, Inc. (T/A Arena Stage)

Tax Identification #: 53-0246894

Arena Stage is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and, further, is not a private foundation under section 509(a). Gifts and bequests to Arena Stage are deductible for income, gift and estate tax purposes to the extent permitted by law.

Arena Stage Legacy Giving Advisory Council

The Arena Stage Legacy Giving Advisory Council includes current and former trust and estate attorneys, financial advisors, and wealth managers. The Council serves as a resource, sounding board, and consultative body that enhances the professional development expertise of Arena Stage and helps build enthusiasm for legacy gifts for the theater. We are so grateful to the Council members for their service:

  • Edward Jay Beckwith, private wealth attorney, Partner, BakerHostetler
  • Debbie Bowles*, CFP®, retired wealth manager, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Mara Bralove, CFP®, family wealth advisor, The Bralove Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Celandra Deane-Bess*, CFP®, CEPA® wealth manager, Lafayette Square
  • John Lynham, Jr.*, estate planning attorney, Principal, Offit Kurman
  • Aimee Griffin, Esq., LLM, estate planning attorney, President of the Association of Black Estate Planning Professionals and Principal, Life & Legacy Counselors
  • Anna Katherine "A.K." Moody, J.D., LL.M., private wealth strategist, BNY Wealth
  • Lisa McCurdy, estate planning attorney, Managing Partner, The Wealth Counselor, LLC, and CEO, Defining Legacy Group, LLC
  • Richard “Dick” W. Snowdon*, retired estate planning attorney

*Arena Stage Trustee or Honorary Trustee

The Full Circle Society

Arena Stage gratefully acknowledges these individuals who ensure the future of Arena Stage by making a planned gift. These gifts assure that Arena Stage will continue to challenge, educate and entertain audiences and maintain its excellence in theater nationally and internationally for generations to come.

The Full Circle Society as of January 19, 2024