Major Gifts & Endowments

Major Gifts & Endowments allow Portland Stage to continue creating productions and programs that reflect who we are and inspire us to grow, guaranteeing our relevance to our evolving community well into the future


Major Gift Donors for the 2020-21 Season.

  • Anonymous
  • Edwin F. Gamble Bequest
  • Greater Portland Council of Government
  • Mr. Harry W. Konkel
  • Susie Konkel
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • The Shubert Foundation
  • Anna Marie & John E. Thron Fund of the Maine Community Foundation


Susie Konkel Theater for Kids Endowment

Portland Stage would like to thank Susie Konkel for her generous ongoing support of our Theater for Kids Storefront Space and on-site educational programming. Her generous support has allowed Theater for Kids programming to continue for over 12 years, and gifts to the Theater for Kids Endowment will help sustain our in-theater education programming for years to come.

Jamie Higgins Education Endowment

George “Bud” & Cheryl Higgins have demonstrated their personal commitment to Portland Stage and our unique approach to teaching literacy, building creativity & developing critical thinking skills through the establishment of the Jamie Higgins Endowment. Thanks to Bud & Cheryl’s generous support and leadership in creating an endowment to fund Portland Stage Education Programs, we have been able to cement and sustain our commitment to education.

The principal of The Jamie Higgins Education Endowment is carefully invested, while the income generated supports the implementation of all Portland Stage Education Programs.