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Wendy Davis Asks, In Lieu Of Flowers, For Donations To The Jerry Russell Fund

by Jerome Weeks 6 Sep 2013 10:06 AM

The state senator, daughter of the late Stage West founder, invites the community to a tribute to her father Jerry Russell and to donations that’ll help keep his work going.



Statement by Sen. Wendy Davis on the Passing of Her Father, Jerry Russell

It is with great sadness that I share that Jerry Russell, my dearly loved father, died early yesterday morning surrounded in love and prayer by our extended family and so many who share our love for Dad.

My family would like to welcome members of the theatre, Fort Worth, and greater community to join us for a tribute in Jerry’s honor on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center located at 1300 Gendy Street in Fort Worth.

In his honor the family has established the Jerry Russell Endowment Fund at Stage West to ensure that the quality programs Jerry set out to produce when founding Stage West over 33 years ago will continue long after his death. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Jerry Russell Endowment Fund at Stage West. Donations can be made online at or by check sent to Stage West, c/o Jerry Russell Endowment Fund, 821 West Vickery Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76104.