The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy has been established by Emily's family to honor her memory as an actor, a dancer, a reviewer and a lover of the performing arts. The Fund will be used to support theater, dance and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts.

Emily's Story

Emily List lived a beautiful, sparkling life filled with love for and from family and friends, theater and dance and a heartfelt commitment to making the world better for her presence in it.

Emily, who was 26, lost her life early on Thanksgiving morning, at home with her family who dearly loved her.

This is Emily’s story.

In fall 2007, Emily was working in London for the Pascal Theater and as Personal Assistant to famed theater critic Blanche Marvin. Emily accompanied Blanche, who was then 85, as she reviewed shows in theaters throughout London, wrote for her website, handled her personal correspondence and assisted with her annual theater awards. She had spent her junior year at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and had returned to the UK after her graduation from Randolph Macon Woman’s college in 2007.

Read the full story here.


Emily in Her Own Words

On February 6, 2009, Emily filled out the "25 Random Things About Me" survey on Facebook.

Read Emily's answers here.