Made as part of the organization’s Second Century Capital Campaign, the gift includes $5 million designated specifically to benefit the theater's ongoing educational efforts and mentorship opportunities for youth interested in musical theater careers. In recognition of the gift, the initiative will be called the Crawford Taylor Education Initiative.
"By supporting the endowment, specifically the Education Initiative, the Crawford Taylor Foundation has made a remarkable commitment to the future of this institution and an entire generation of local youth who will have the opportunity to engage with arts entertainment through this initiative," said Muny managing director Kwofe Coleman. "With education and institutional sustainability at the forefront of the Muny's Second Century goals, the Taylor and Kindle families have again set a benchmark for philanthropy in this community. We are immensely grateful."