The Encore Society is the planned giving program for Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

Throughout the years, supporters of the performing arts in Arkansas have passionately given their time, talent and assets to support the mission of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. If you would like to join with others who share your values and expectations for the future of The Rep, please consider joining the Encore Society. This group is made up of donors who include The Rep in their wills or other estate plans. These gifts provide essential financial support for all aspects of the theatre.

The Encore Society was created to recognize supporters just like you. Create a lasting legacy and keep these seats filled for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions
I already donate to the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Why should I consider joining the Encore Society?

The ENCORE SOCIETY was created to recognize supporters just like you, who understand how important they are to the continued stability and growth of the theatre and who choose to provide financial support beyond your own lifetime. We are grateful for the generosity of all our donors and would like to ask you especially to consider making a legacy gift to The Rep.

How will my gift be used?

You can designate your support toward specific needs within the theatre- including our Encore Society Fund, which provides secure funding for future needs and improvements, our Operating Fund, which provides for immediate use, or you can even designate a gift toward our Education Programs. Each area is an important part in the continuing legacy of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

What are the benefits?

When you become a member of the Encore Society, you join us in making the performing arts in Arkansas available to future generations. You are not required to disclose the size of your gift to be a member. To thank you, Encore Society benefits include invitations to private receptions and events, and recognition in the theatre and in our playbills. If you prefer, your gift may remain anonymous.

How do I become a member?

It’s easy – if you’ve already named the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in your will or other estate plans, please let us know you have done so. If you’ve haven’t already made charitable plans like these, we gratefully accept many gift types, including these apopular examples (please consult your financial advisor for guidance on the various benefits):

  • Cash. The most convenient way to remember the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in your will is a simple bequest of cash. You can leave a specific sum of money or a percentage of the remainder of your estate.
  • IRAs and Retirement Plans. To make the Arkansas Repertory Theatre a beneficiary of your IRA or retirement plan, simply ask for a change of beneficiary form from your plan administrator. Directing retirement assets be used to fund charitable gifts from your estate may actually result in more assets being available to loved ones.
  • Life Insurance. Your life insurance policy or group term policy also makes a wonderful gift. Include the Arkansas Repertory Theatre as beneficiary of a percentage of the policy or the full amount.
  • Stocks and Bonds. Giving securities helps to conserve cash and may allow a larger gift than you thought possible.

A gift of any size is important and nearly every asset could be used to make a charitable gift today, and after your lifetime.


Jennifer Belt

Director of Advancement

501-378-0445 ext. 204

[email protected]