Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre

Living Legacy Endowment Fund

“Present for the Future”

Founders Circle

Thomas Albert, Professor Emeritus
Lori Tillman Barbier ‘86
William M. Bozman, Professor Emeritus 
Kyleann Burtt ‘85
Libby Ingham ’13 and Will Ingham, Professor Emeritus 
Jacqueline O’Connor ‘87
Sue Clevenger Robinson ‘85
Robyn Hart Schroth
Laura Stark ‘89
Scott Wahlin ‘87
Christine Scott Willard ‘91


The Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre Living Legacy Endowment Fund: was created in 2023 by SSMT alumni who value the opportunities and enjoyment that SSMT provides for entertainment professionals and audiences alike.

The initial establishment of the endowment was made possible by a generous gift of $25,000 from Libby and Will Ingham, who believed in the importance of the fund's establishment. Libby Ingham ’13 is an alumna of Shenandoah University and SSMT; Will Ingham is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and served as Technical Director of SSMT for over 20 years.

Your support of this fund today will help guarantee that SSMT will be here for the audiences of tomorrow. Contributions to this fund are not immediately spent on budget items, but the fund's investment earnings will be available to SSMT annually to help support production enhancements and special programs. As your contribution combines with other donations and the fund grows, the earnings will grow. Contributions made now will benefit SSMT forever.

For more information about the initiatives supported by this endowment, please reach out to Elizabeth Albert, Managing Director, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre at

If you’re interested in exploring additional ways to contribute, such as through employer matching programs or estate gifts, etc., please contact Melanie Mathewes, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, at 540-665-4733 or at

Thank you for your generous support of SSMT and its enduring legacy of excellence in the performing arts. Your donation to the Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre Living Legacy Endowment Fund is not just a gift for today – it’s a "Present for the Future.”

Our goal is to raise $100,000 in 2024! We invite you to support this important mission by contributing at one of the following levels to reach this goal.