This past September, we are proud to have introduced our inaugural annual Legacy Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the impact of our patrons and the legacies they leave here at the DCPA. Each and every patron has been apart of our history, and we want to hear your stories!

The Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex Opened in 1979.

For over 40 years, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts has captured the hearts of Denver theater goers.

And one legacy started it all. Philanthropist, Denver Post owner and occasional-actress, Helen G. Bonfils pledged an incredible gift to the DCPA in her estate plan that provided a foundation for the years to come. It is because of one legacy gift that we exist.

Our legacy continues to grow. Each September, we thank patrons who have made the pledge to include the DCPA in their estate plans. By making the pledge, you can make your legacy apart of ours. And, as an Encore Society member, you’ll receive special event invitations, ticket offers and members-only perks.

Thank you to each generous patron who has included the DCPA in your estate plan. Your legacy is forever a part of ours.

Connect with us about Legacy giving

Consider including the DCPA in your estate plans to leave a lasting legacy. By making the pledge, you will be inducted into our Encore Society of donors, receiving generational recognition and exclusive benefits. To learn more about pledging a legacy gift to the DCPA, please submit this form or call 303.446.4842.

What has the Legacy of the DCPA meant to your life?

“From regrettably asking my parents to see Spring Awakening with me, to convincing my husband to buy me season tickets for every birthday, DCPA has given me the opportunity over the past two decades to share what I love with the people I love.” - Laura & Danny Anderson

“As a little girl in Minnesota, I grew up performing in backyard plays. Moving to Denver over 30 years ago, I found the DCPA and immediately made it a priority. It has been a big part of my family’s life. Joining the Encore Society is our way of continuing our legacy and support. For us, it was the next logical step.” - Ruth Krebs

“We support the DCPA as a way to make certain that live theater is always around. It is important to leave a legacy for future generations, for there is nothing better or more immediate than live performance.” - Jenene & Jim Stookesberry

"We have been blessed abundantly by theater at the DCPA, and it’s our part to give back." - Kathy T.

"I grew up in Denver and tried to attend the theater. At the age of 18, I was able to take my mother to see Chorus Line. I will forever remember that feeling and how everything about it made me feel. I have attended ever since. My mother died a few years after that. But we so enjoyed that day of arts in our home city." - Mira F.

"The talent and variety of outstanding shows that the DCPA provides Denver have put us on the map. And, as an attendee of your community meetings, it’s clear you really listen to the community." - Linda E.

“When it came time to update our wills, we decided to support several organizations important to us and the community. DCPA joins a small group that will (someday in the distant future) receive the rest of our modest estate. Thank you for making our lives more delightful”- Bob B.

“I have been attending performances at the DCPA ever since I moved here from the Bay Area. I started attending live theatre since I was about 14 years old. I love the variety of performances offered by the DCPA, it makes it worthwhile each time.” – Dale Colclasure

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