23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis US philanthropist to give $5m to the Royal Shakespeare Company Howard Lake | 24 September 2007 | News Milwaukee philanthropist Chris Abele is to give $5 million to the Royal Shakespeare Company, according to The Business Journal in Milwaukee. It will be the theatre company’s “largest single donation from an American in its history”.Abele, who is president of the Royal Shakespeare Company America Inc, which raises funds in the USA for the Stratford-upon-Avon-based theatre company.The donation comes in response to the company’s £112.8 million capital appeal for a redeveloped theatre. The international campaign has already secured £100 towards the new 1000-seat thrust stage auditorium, which will make it “the largest thrust stage with a tiered auditorium in the world”. Advertisement The RSC listed Chris Abele as one of the lead contributors to this initial phase of the campaign in April 2007. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Prospect research Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.