Greenville Little Theatre Receives Record-Setting $410,000 Gift

Martha Power

Mr. and Mrs. William Power have bequeathed the largest single donation in Greenville Little Theatre’s 92 year history.

The estate of Martha and William Power has issued a check for $410,000.00 which has been added to the GLT Endowment, now totaling more than $910,000.00. Interest from the endowment is used to support programming each year.

Martha was a graduate of Bessie Tift College and earned her Masters of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. William was a 1929 graduate of Furman University, and a World War II veteran of the United States Army. They were members of the First Baptist Church of Greenville.

Martha and William Power were long time patrons who loved attending Greenville Little Theatre productions. After her husband Bill passed away, Martha continued to attend Sunday matinees with friends. She was a lovely, thoughtful and unassuming woman who would not expect a lot of attention from this gift.

Henceforward, the GLT Endowment will be named the William and Martha Power Fund for Artistic Excellence.

“Mr. and Mrs. Power have left an incredibly generous gift that will benefit the theatre for generations to come.” Allen McCalla, Artistic Director, said. “Their legacy and love for the arts will certainly be carried on through GLT.”

About Greenville Little Theatre: Greenville Little Theatre, founded in 1926, is the Upstate’s oldest and largest locally-producing arts organization. The 571-seat Charles E. Daniel Theatre is located on Heritage Green at 444 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Best known for their mainstage season, GLT also produces holiday productions and concert performances. GLT on Tour, the theatre’s educational outreach program, performs at elementary schools throughout the Southeast.

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