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Greenville Little Theatre Receives Large Donation

$410k is largest is its history

Ken Pauli
October 11, 2017 - 3:27 pm
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The Greenville Little Theatre has received the largest gift in its history.  $410,000 was left by the estate of Mr. and Mrs. William Power.

G-L-T’s executive artistic director Allen McCalla says the endowment, which will be renamed "The William and Martha Power Fund for Artistic Excellence," now has over $910,000 dollars in it.  Interest from that fund is used to help support the theater’s programs. “Mr. and Mrs. Power have left an incredibly generous gift that will benefit the theatre for generations to come,” McCalla said. “Their legacy and love for the arts will certainly be carried on through GLT.”

Mr. William Power passed away back in February of 2001.  He was a graduate of Furman University and a World War II Army veteran.  His wife, Martha, passed away back in April of this year.  She was a graduate of Bessie Tift College and earned her Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Both had been regular patrons of the Greenville Little Theatre, with Martha still attending many of the Sunday matinees with friends after the passing of her husband.  Both were also members of the First Baptist Church of Greenville.

The Greenville Little Theater has been around since 1926.  


About GLT: Greenville Little Theatre is the Upstate’s oldest and largest locally-producing arts organization. The 571-seat Charles E. Daniel Theatre is located on Heritage Green at 444 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Best known for their mainstage season, GLT also produces holiday productions and concert performances. GLT on Tour, the theatre’s educational outreach program, performs at elementary schools throughout the Southeast.

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