“The gift of Playmaking for Girls goes beyond its tender and expert direction. It goes beyond the bonding and bridge-building of a diverse group of women. It holds the empowerment of healing through revealing one’s story. I applaud Susie, Rachel, and their volunteers over the many years of Playmaking for Girls.” —Jerrilyn
In 2019, the world became a little less bright… with far fewer fierce full-body hugs.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Jerrilyn Levetan. Jerrilyn served on the Synchronicity Board for six years, and then joined our Advisory Council. Even in the past year of her illness, she remained a stalwart supporter of our mission to uplift the voices of women and girls. Jerrilyn’s true passion lay with our Playmaking for Girls program. Every year she and her wife Linda would bring dinner to the girls during our summer program, and with Jerrilyn’s trademark giant grin, she would talk to the girls about their dreams and plans for the future.
Jerrilyn’s family has chosen to honor her love of the girls and our program with a special fund, which will support Playmaking for Girls this summer and into the future. We are deeply honored by this gift and will work hard to uplift Jerrilyn’s legacy.
We hope you will join us in honoring Jerrilyn by attending one of our Playmaking for Girls summer program performances at 2:30 and 6:00 pm on June 15.
Please see below for a message from Jerrilyn’s family about the fund.
The Jerrilyn Levetan Fund
During the 8 years of Jerrilyn Levetan’s involvement with Synchronicity Theatre, she became passionate about the work this local theatre company does with at-risk and refugee girls in Atlanta through the Playmaking for Girls program. Her love for this unique program inspired and elevated Synchronicity’s work during her tenure as a Board Member of the organization.
In honor of extraordinary service and life, Jerrilyn’s family has established the Jerrilyn Levetan Fund, to endow Playmaking for Girls participants during the summer program each year. During the program, each girl signs a contract and is paid $100 for her work as an actor, which empowers the girls to value their time and teaches real-world skills and responsibility. Each dollar raised by the fund will be used to pay each of the girls during the program and they each will receive a letter with their pay every year, with Jerrilyn’s story and photo.
If you would like to make a gift in honor of Jerrilyn and this work she loved so dearly please contact Synchronicity by phone (404-484-8636) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make check out to Synchronicity Theatre and in the memo line note: The Jerrilyn Levetan Fund.