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Andrea Herzig

Andrea Herzig is a dedicated philanthropist who has chosen to leave a gift to the Playhouse in her estate.

Andrea Herzig is the embodiment of leadership and generosity.

Not only does she bring her leadership to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as a dedicated member of the Board of Trustees, but she is also a member of Leading Ladies, a group of female community leaders whose combined generosity results in a production sponsorship every season. She and her husband Edward have been donors to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park since 1996, are members of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's major gifts society, the Artistic Director's Circle and are members of the Morse Johnson Society, which recognizes generous supporters who remember Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in their estate plan.

Andrea started her adult life as a junior high school English teacher, after graduating from college with degrees in English and Art History. She retired in 2009 after more than 30 years as a nonprofit executive working in public relations and fundraising for Cancer Family Care, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and other social service organizations.

Volunteerism has always been a major focus of Andrea's life. While raising her family, she became a parent volunteer for Wyoming City Schools and was president of the parent school association. She was a board member of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)—Cincinnati Section and president of NCJW Cincinnati Women's Fund. She has also served on the boards of Rockdale Temple and the Hamilton County Elderly Services Bureau. Andrea was active in Toastmasters International, and she is a docent at both the Contemporary Arts Center and the Holocaust and Humanities Center.

In line with her passion for planned giving, Andrea served as president of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council, whose mission is the long-term sustainability of charitable organizations. As president, she says of those who work to ensure the viability of causes they care about, "Planning our gift for generations we will never meet is the true meaning of altruistic philanthropy."

In June 2018, Andrea was nominated by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and received the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council's Voices of Giving Award, which recognizes local area philanthropists who have included their organization in their estate plan. Through her foresight and generosity, Andrea is making it possible for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to continue to produce quality theatre in the years to come.

Are you interested in joining Andrea and supporting the Playhouse for generations to come? Contact Rachel Kirley at 513-977-2084 or rachel.kirley@cincyplay.com to explore how you can maximize your charitable giving and leave your legacy.

Header image of Bill Doyle (Lieutenant Roberts) and Joneal Joplin (Doc) in Mister Roberts. Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.