KCRep’s Vanguard Society honors the individuals who have named Kansas City Repertory Theatre as a beneficiary in their estate plans. Their generosity ensures that KCRep continues to thrive, inspiring future generations of theatre lovers.

Contact Carrie Lenahan, Manager of Individual Giving, at lenahanc@kcrep.org or 816-235-5420 to learn how you can make artistic excellence part of your legacy.

Planned gifts are made through bequests, life insurance policies, retirement plan assets, real estate property, appreciated securities, trusts, IRAs, or other life income agreements.
While members have the option to remain anonymous, membership in the Vanguard Society is automatic and free to all who establish a planned gift to KCRep. Gifts of all sizes are valued by our organization. Disclosure of your gift amount is not required.
The Vanguard Society is named in honor and memory of Dr. Patricia McIlrath, founder of KCRep. A vanguard is a leader of a movement, an academic field, or a cultural trend; and Dr. Mac was on the cutting edge of all three. A visionary leader for the regional theatre movement that swept the nation in the 1960s, Dr. Mac was instrumental in founding the institution that would become KCRep. The Vanguard Society is a tribute to her vision and her legacy.