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The Gift lost one of our most passionate, perspicacious, and generous supporters, Carol Cyganowski. She was and will always be an angel to all of us at The Gift. As a subscriber, Carol was at every production and it was a joy to hear her refreshingly wry, wonderful, spot-on critiques. And as a Production Sponsor, Carol got to be in the room with one of her theatrical heroes, Gift Ensemble Member, and Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe, as The Gift rehearsed and premiered Good for Otto, a production that quite literally could not have happened without the generosity of the Cyganowskis. Good For Otto opened on Broadway following the success of our renowned Chicago production.

The best way we can honor Carol’s legacy is to continue to champion daring American Theatre and produce it with only the highest aesthetic values. This memorial fund allows us to do precisely that.

The Gift Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit company. Your gift qualifies as a charitable contribution under the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal ID number is 30-0040866.

Ways to Give

  • Online today
  • Mail a check payable to The Gift Theatre to 5344 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60630
  • Include The Gift in your estate

Donations earmarked for the Cyganowski Legacy Fund support The Gift’s commitment to accessibility in programming and audience experience.