The Beneficiary Committee is comprised of volunteers from Savoy’s membership who are committed to identifying the company’s beneficiary and promoting the relationship throughout each season.

The company’s Educational Outreach efforts endeavor to educate middle school and high school students from the local area’s five-county region on the works of Gilbert & Sullivan through experiential learning.

The Savoy Company is a self-funded amateur theatre group from which a portion of its annual net proceeds donates to one or more beneficiaries. Annual proceeds include membership fees, donations, ticket sales, and program advertising from its annual production of one of thirteen operas by Gilbert & Sullivan. Giving back to the community is the foundation of The Savoy Company’s philanthropic mission and volunteerism one of our core values.


Margi Tucker DeTemple’90, Chair
Portia Bosch ‘92
Cyndy Spaulding Baxter ‘90

For more information, please contact Margi Tucker DeTemple at


The Chester Children’s Chorus (CCC) has been one of Savoy’s beneficiaries since 2018.   Much like Savoy, the CCC provides life-long friendships and a community through musical performance.  The Savoy Company has made a commitment since 2018, to donate a portion of its season’s net proceeds to the CCC.  In addition to our annual donation, Savoy enjoys supporting the CCC in other ways, such as attending their concerts, holding fundraisers, plus hosting students and their families at a Longwood Gardens performance.

The Chester Children’s Chorus is the only organization providing rigorous instruction of classical music and choral singing to children from the City of Chester, ages 8 to 18. Auditions are held in the spring for every second grader in the City of Chester. Each summer, rising third graders join the CCC and begin their musical journey. Ten years later, as high school seniors, they will have sung Mozart’s and Faure’s Requiem, and dozens of Renaissance and neo-classical pieces, as well as some of the best popular music, including the music of Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, and standards from Classic Rock, R & B, and Jazz repertoires.

Watch Chester Children’s Chorus – 25th Anniversary Video:

For more information about the Chester Children’s Chorus:

Donate to the CCC in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click here to Donate.
  2. Specify your donation amount and payment.
  3. Write: “The Savoy Company loves the CCC” in the area designated “Additional Information About This Gift”. By noting the gift came from a friend or member of the Savoy Company, we will receive a message alerting us to your kind donation


Every year, The Savoy Company donates a portion of the proceeds from its performances to the Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Fund of the University of Pennsylvania. Established by Savoy in 1921 in memory of its founder, the fund supports the acquisition of books and scores for the University’s Otto E. Albrecht Music Library.

For information on the books that were purchased for the fund click here.

For those interested in learning more about the history of The Savoy Company, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries maintain our archives, and featured a special exhibit in 2016, which focused on the nearly 115 years of Savoy history. The exhibit, called “Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy,” traced the history of The Savoy Company, beginning with its founding in 1901 by Penn alumnus Alfred Reginald Allen. Featured are posters, programs, and photographs from four representative productions: The Yeomen of the Guard (1908); Utopia Limited, or The Flowers of Progress (1936); The Pirates of Penzance (1967); and H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass That Loved a Sailor (1997).

The Savoy Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a Philadelphia-based theatrical organization whose mission is to promote community involvement and educational outreach by supporting local charitable organizations through its annual production of one of thirteen extant works of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Copies of 501(c)(3) and documentation will be made available upon request. A donation to The Savoy Company is deductible according to the tax code rules of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.