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Lilah Stangeland
Board of Directors
Gilmor Brown Society Chair

Lilah and her late husband Roger’s generous commitment to the financial and artistic vision of The Pasadena Playhouse through their pledge of a charitable remainder trust is an example of exemplary leadership that will enable expanded artistic programming, as well as protect and preserve the theatre’s legacy into perpetuity.

The Playhouse is tremendously grateful to Lilah and Roger Stangeland for their financial commitment, both in present and in future, and for their thoughtful guardianship of The Playhouse’s legacy by including us in their estate planning.

Planned Giving

Funds from planned gifts can provide the long-term well-being of The Pasadena Playhouse. Each gift represents the thoughtful financial planning of our friends and champions. Generous donors who include The Playhouse in their estate plans become members of The Gilmor Brown Society. There are a number of ways to include The Playhouse in your financial planning, including:

  • Wills and Bequests
  • Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Qualified Retirement Plans

We thank you for your interest in supporting The Playhouse with a planned gift, and encourage you to contact your own personal tax advisor for the best vehicle for your individual circumstances. We would be pleased to provide you and your advisors with any additional information to assist you in your plans.

The Gilmor Brown Society
The Gilmor Brown Society, dedicated to a legacy of live theatre and thus named after The Playhouse founder, was established to recognize, honor and thank those individuals for provisions they have made through thoughtful estate planning to further the mission of The Pasadena Playhouse.

Members of the Gilmor Brown Society are recognized in The Playhouse production programs created for the Mainstage shows of the season.

If you have included The Playhouse in your estate plans, please contact us so we may acknowledge you for your support and add your name to the Gilmor Brown Society.

For more information on planned giving opportunities, please contact Christine Franke, Major Gifts Officer, at or (626) 737-2852.

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