Gary Shakespeare Company

FREE Shakespeare for Northwest Indiana

Legacy Foundation Grant

In June 2016, Gary Shakespeare Company applied for a Lake County Legacy Foundation grant to support our purchase of a cargo trailer. 

We have been struggling throughout our existence to transport and deliver our performances to different audiences in different locations.  We have been using borrowed trailers, personal vehicles, and the labor of our company members to make this possible.  A new trailer will allow us to take our show to a wider variety of places.  IF we were able to have our name and logo on the side, it would also serve as a traveling advertisement for our work.

In July 2016 we were awarded $6350 by Lake County Legacy Foundation for the purpose of purchasing a cargo trailer!  This is our first major grant award and represents a large step forward for our organization.

As the award check did not arrive until mid-August, we decided to wait until spring 2017 to purchase our trailer, thus giving us time to research the best deal and also saving us the cost of rental and insurance over the winter months.