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About the Foundation

The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, was established in 1974 for the purposes of acquiring O’Neill’s former residence in Danville, California and establishing it as a historic monument. Since then the foundation has devoted itself to developing the site into a center that promotes the vision and legacy of America’s first great playwright, Eugene O’Neill, through numerous educational, artistic, and research programs.


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2018 Foundation Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Dan McGovern

Immediate Past President

Merilyn Milam


Gail Smith


Linda Grundhoffer


Foundation Directors

John Barry

Mary Camezon

Katy Colbath

Marcia Harmon

Charles Jarrett

Florence McAuley

Carolyn McGovern

Joyce Michalczyk


Office Administrator

Alison Clarke Bodden

Merilyn Milam

Terry Sherman

Gail Smith

Eric Fraisher Hayes (Ex-Officio)



Advisory Board

Advisory Board members are those who have served the Foundation in the past with distinction.

  • Linda Best
  • Wendy Cooper
  • Eileen Herrmann
  • J.R.K. Kantor
  • Beverly Lane
  • Florence McAuley
  • Trudy McMahon
  • Claudia Nemir
  • Gary Schaub
  • Diane Schinnerer
  • Carol Sherrill
  • Brian Thiessen
  • Carole Wynstra

Honorary Members

Honorary Members are individuals who, through their own work and effort, have greatly contributed to the legacy of Eugene O’Neill.

  • Stephen A. Black
    Arvin Brown
    Zoe Caldwell
    Kiera Chaplin
    Brian Dennehy
    Glenda Jackson
  • Paul Libin
  • Jonathan Mann
    Lois Robards
    Gerald Eugene Stramm
    Liv Ullman
    Max von Sydow
    George C. White

Click HERE for Awards and Honors