Planned Giving

The Prospero Society

Named for the powerful magus of Shakespeare’s The Tempest — a play often thought to be the Bard’s farewell to the theatre — The Prospero Society is The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s planned giving society, which honors all individuals who have included The Shakespeare Theatre in their estate plans. Prospero is a man who, at the conclusion of the play, willingly relinquishes his considerate powers and magical resources. He has become an archetypal symbol of wisdom, strength and forgiveness. It is therefore appropriate that a society created for those donors with the inclination, vision and foresight to consider The Shakespeare Theatre as part of their own personal legacy, is named for one of Shakespeare’s most revered and sagacious characters.   

Members of the Prospero Society help to ensure the long-term stability, sustainability and prosperity of the Theatre and its mission through planned gifts such as bequests, charitable trusts, and gifts of appreciated retirement assets. Donors can specify irrevocable bequests to The Shakespeare Theatre, or simply let us know that the Theatre is a beneficiary of their estate. Members of The Prospero Society will be invited to special events and will also be recognized for their support in our performance programs and other publications.

We are happy to meet with donors and their financial advisers to help tailor giving strategies that best meet donors' needs. For more information on The Prospero Society or to discuss planned giving options, please contact the Managing Director at (973) 845-6725, or via email at

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey cannot provide legal or tax advisory services for its donors. Please see your financial and legal advisors before making a planned gift. All planned gift inquiries are confidential, with no obligation assumed or expected.