Meany Center was honored this year to receive a leadership gift from Katharyn Alvord Gerlich. An inspiring philanthropist, artist, arts lover and supporter, Kathy started coming to Meany with her late parents Nancy and Buster Alvord when she was in high school. Today she has tickets to every performance!
The Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Endowment for Artistic Excellence will help support the commissioning of new works and artist residencies, and also ensure the continuation of world class artists on our stage for many years to come. In recognition of Kathy's long and generous support, the Meany Mainstage Theater will be renamed the Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater starting this fall.
We hope that in addition to honoring this remarkable woman, it will also serve as an example to other women philanthropists who might one day walk into the Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater and think that maybe they could make a lasting difference for something they believe in, too.