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We mourn the loss of Evelyn Mack Truitt, a cherished member of The Old Globe family, whose impact on the arts and community will forever be remembered. With a lifelong devotion to theater and a contagious enthusiasm for live performances, Evelyn’s presence was felt for over four decades. Her unwavering commitment to the arts extended beyond the stage, as she made significant contributions to corporate philanthropy and the cultural enrichment of her community. Join us as we celebrate the remarkable life of Evelyn Mack Truitt and honor her enduring legacy of transforming the world through the power of theater.
Evelyn Truitt Obituary
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Evelyn Mack Truitt, a cherished individual who held a special place within The Old Globe family. Evelyn, at the age of ninety-two, was not only a beloved member of our community but also a beacon of inspiration for all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy will forever endure, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those she touched.
Beloved Member of The Old Globe Family
Evelyn’s love for the arts was unparalleled, and her journey with The Old Globe began in 1983 when she was elected to the board of directors. Over the course of four decades, she played a pivotal role in the success of numerous productions, generously supporting more than a dozen of them. Her unwavering dedication was evident in her attendance at opening nights for an astounding 43 years, a testament to her unwavering passion for the magic of live performances. Evelyn’s presence and contagious excitement will be deeply missed within our theater community.
Devoted Patron of the Arts
Evelyn’s commitment to the arts extended far beyond her involvement with The Old Globe. Throughout her career, she worked tirelessly at The Signal Companies, where she held various positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately becoming the Vice President before retiring in 1985. Her impact on corporate philanthropy was profound during her tenure as the chair of the Allied-Signal (West) Foundation in La Jolla from 1985 to 1987. Evelyn’s influence reached beyond the boardrooms, as she shared her knowledge and insights into corporate generosity, enriching the cultural landscape of our neighborhood.
Inspiration to Many
Evelyn’s dedication to the arts was not limited to her professional endeavors. For 33 years, she served on the board of the National Corporate Theatre Fund, where her unwavering commitment and love for the performing arts propelled the missions of cultural institutions forward. Her passion, purpose, and unshakable dedication to the arts and community serve as an inspiration to us all. As we mourn the loss of Evelyn Mack Truitt, we also celebrate a life lived with profound passion and an unwavering belief in the transformative power of theater. Her legacy will forever remind us to actively contribute to the cultural fabric of our society.
Evelyn’s Contributions to The Old Globe
Evelyn Mack Truitt’s impact on The Old Globe cannot be overstated. Her unwavering dedication and passion for the arts shaped the theater’s trajectory and left an indelible mark on its legacy. Through her various roles and unwavering support, Evelyn played a pivotal role in the growth and success of The Old Globe.
Board of Directors and Catalyst for Productions
When Evelyn was elected to the board of directors in 1983, little did anyone know the profound impact she would have on The Old Globe. Her keen insights, strategic thinking, and unwavering commitment to the arts made her a catalyst for the triumph of multiple productions over the next four decades. Her guidance and support were instrumental in bringing to life some of the most memorable and transformative performances on The Old Globe’s stage.
Unwavering Attendance and Support
Evelyn’s love for theater extended far beyond her role on the board of directors. For an astounding 43 years, she graced opening nights with her unwavering presence, showcasing her genuine enthusiasm and support for the performing arts. Her attendance was not merely a formality; it was a testament to her deep appreciation for the thrill of live performances and her unwavering belief in the power of theater to inspire, entertain, and provoke thought. Evelyn’s generous support, both financially and through her unwavering attendance, ensured that The Old Globe continued to thrive and bring exceptional theater experiences to the community.
Evelyn’s Career and Philanthropy
Evelyn Mack Truitt’s remarkable career and philanthropic endeavors left an indelible impact on both the corporate world and the community. Her dedication and leadership in various roles exemplified her commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
Executive Secretary and Vice President at The Signal Companies
Evelyn’s professional journey at The Signal Companies was nothing short of extraordinary. Starting as an Executive Secretary, she quickly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming the Vice President before her retirement in 1985. Her exceptional skills, unwavering work ethic, and strategic vision played a pivotal role in the success and growth of the company. Evelyn’s contributions to The Signal Companies were not only limited to her professional achievements but also extended to fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration.
Chair of Allied-Signal (West) Foundation
Following her retirement, Evelyn continued to make a lasting impact on corporate philanthropy as the Chair of the Allied-Signal (West) Foundation in La Jolla from 1985 to 1987. In this role, she spearheaded initiatives that supported and uplifted the community. Evelyn’s influence went beyond the confines of corporate corridors, as she actively sought ways to enhance the well-being and cultural enrichment of the neighborhood. Her dedication to corporate philanthropy set a high standard for others to follow and left a lasting legacy in the community.
Evelyn’s Impact on Cultural Enrichment
Evelyn Mack Truitt’s unwavering commitment to cultural enrichment and the arts has left an enduring impact on the community. Through her contributions and involvement, she championed the importance of fostering creativity, supporting artistic endeavors, and ensuring access to transformative experiences for all.
Contributions to The Old Globe and Corporate Generosity
Evelyn’s dedication to The Old Globe extended beyond her role on the board of directors. Her deep understanding of corporate generosity and her invaluable insights helped shape the theater’s mission and fostered a culture of philanthropy. Through her unwavering support and contributions, Evelyn played a vital role in ensuring the continued success and growth of The Old Globe. Her belief in the power of the arts to inspire and unite communities was evident in her tireless efforts to promote cultural enrichment and accessibility.
Board Service with National Corporate Theatre Fund
Evelyn’s passion for the performing arts extended beyond her local community. For 33 years, she served on the board of the National Corporate Theatre Fund, where she played a pivotal role in advancing the missions of cultural institutions across the nation. Her unwavering commitment and love for the performing arts made her a driving force behind the growth and development of these institutions. Evelyn’s dedication to supporting and nurturing the arts on a national scale further solidified her status as a true advocate for cultural enrichment.
Remembering Evelyn Mack Truitt
As we reflect on the life of Evelyn Mack Truitt, we are reminded of a remarkable individual whose passion and dedication left an indelible mark on the world around her. Evelyn’s unwavering commitment to the arts, her community, and the transformative power of theater will forever be cherished and celebrated.
A Life Lived with Passion and Dedication
Evelyn’s life was a testament to the power of pursuing one’s passions with unwavering dedication. Whether it was her involvement with The Old Globe, her career achievements, or her philanthropic endeavors, Evelyn approached every aspect of her life with a fervor that inspired those around her. Her unwavering commitment to excellence and her tireless efforts to make a positive impact serve as a shining example for us all.
Valuing the Transformative Potential of Theater
Evelyn understood the profound impact that theater can have on individuals and communities. She recognized that the arts have the power to inspire, challenge, and unite people from all walks of life. Through her support of The Old Globe and her involvement in the National Corporate Theatre Fund, Evelyn championed the transformative potential of theater. Her unwavering belief in the importance of cultural enrichment serves as a reminder to us all to value and nurture the arts in our society.
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Evelyn Mack Truitt, a cherished member of The Old Globe family. Evelyn, a devoted patron of the arts and advocate for community involvement, leaves behind a remarkable legacy. Her passion for theater and unwavering support of The Old Globe spanned over four decades, making a significant impact on numerous productions. Evelyn’s dedication extended beyond the stage, as she played a pivotal role in corporate philanthropy and cultural enrichment. Her love for the performing arts will continue to inspire us all. In memory of Evelyn Mack Truitt, let us honor her commitment to the transformative power of theater and the importance of contributing to our society’s cultural fabric.