True Colors’ Ovation Circle Giving Society
A campaign to drive awareness and investment in the work of True Colors.


“The Ovation Circle Giving Society is the lifeblood of True Colors’ long-term sustainability and growth.  These generous companies and families from all walks of life invest in our mission to transform our world through bold, diverse theatre.”  –Chandra Stephens- Albright,  Managing Director


The 2017-2018 season marks True Colors’ 15th anniversary and the launch of its Ovation Circle Giving Society campaign. Throughout the year, the True Colors team will be reaching out to current and prospective society members with opportunities to invest in the work of the company.  From production sponsorships, to education scholarships, to operating support, – all of these investments ensure that Atlanta audiences experience True Colors message of our common humanity.  Ovation Circle membership levels begin at $1,000 for individuals, and $5,000 for corporations.  The campaign goal is $500,000 in support of True Colors’ mission.


The 15th Anniversary season will culminate with the inaugural True Colors Applauds: An Ovation  Circle Awards Brunch on June 2, 2018. This non-ticketed, invitation only event will celebrate those who have invested in True Colors, making its accomplishments possible; and will launch True Colors’ next 15 years with exceptional leadership and strong philanthropic support .


True Colors Applauds will bring the 2018 Atlanta Regional August Wilson Monologue Competition finalists to the stage for a special performance, recognize winners of the 2018 True Colors Applauds Awards, and celebrate investors in True Colors’ mission of inclusion and diversity through theatre.


True Colors Applauds the following people and companies:

  • Abundance Award recipient: Delta Air Lines – Tad Hutcheson, Vice President of Community Affairs
  • Laughter Award recipient: Elisabeth & Afemo Omilami, Hosea Helps
  • Respect Award recipient: Lisa Cremin, Director of Community Advancement at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Boldness Award recipient: MailChimp – Lain Shakespeare, Corporate Citizenship Director
  • Jane Bishop National Theatre Award recipient: Harry Lennix, Actor on NBC’s The Blacklist


Join Atlanta’s most creative, committed, and prestigious investors in theatre today!

We thank you, in advance, Ovation Circle Giving Society Members, for your passion, your partnership, and your investments in the mission of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company.


Ovation Circle Giving Society Giving Levels

Member Type Playwright Producer Director Champion Presenter
Individual □ $1,000 □ $2,500 □ $5,000 □  $10,000 □ $15,000
Corporate/ Foundation □ $5,000 □ $10,000 □ $15,000 □  $25,000 □  $50,000


Donate or Pledge Today 

Click here to learn about Ovation Circle Member Benefits. For more information about Ovation Circle Giving Levels & Benefits or to become a member, contact LaTeshia Ellerson at 404-532-1901 ext. 203 or


Host Committee

Dexter Connor, Board Member

Financial Advisory, Morgan Stanley


Johnita Due, Board Vice President

Vice President & Assistant General Counsel,

CNN/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.


Beverly Ferguson, Board Member

Senior Director, Community Affairs,

Georgia Pacific


Holly Firfer, Board President

Anchor, CNN/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.


Jennifer Jones, Board Member

Retired Vice President, Diverse Markets,

AT&T Mobility


Kenny Leon, Artistic Director & Founder

& Jennifer Thompson

True Colors Theatre Company

KL Productions


Tim Overmyer, Board Member

Vice President, Southeastern Region,

20th Century Fox Television


Chandra Stephens-Albright, Managing Dir.

& Warren Albright

True Colors Theatre Company

Owner, Executive Search & Placement, Inc.


David Vigilante, Board Member

Senior Vice President, Legal for CNN &

Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.



Cheryl Lomax, Board Member

Business Owner, Civic Leader


Vikki Locke, Board Member

Owner & Partner, LRK Media


Shirley Mitchell-Ferrell, Advisory Council Member


Ted Parrish, Board Member

Chief Executive Officer, Parrish Capital


Monica Pearson, Advisory Council Member

Retired New Anchor, WSB-TV

Community Volunteer


Gerald Render, Board Member

Owner, Granny Nannies Atlanta


Eric Schroeder, Board Member

Partner, Bryan Cave LLP


Charmaine Ward-Millner, Board Member

& Keith Millner

Dir. of Corporate Relations, Georgia Power

Executive VP and COO, Invest Atlanta


Kandis Wood Jackson, Board Member

Senior Associate, Alston & Bird