Donating to Theatre is the way to enhance the student’s experience

Gifts to the Friend of the Department

Gifts to the Friends of the Department of Theatre and Drama represent investments in the students who study here and those that guide them. Support from our alumni and friends enables the Department to provide assistance for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff, and pursue bold initiatives to even better serve future theatre and drama major and graduate students.

All donors have the option of designating how their gifts are used. For example: undergraduate and/or graduate scholarships*, visiting artists, professional development, or for specific areas of interest (e.g. conference travel, studio/shop needs, equipment upgrades, production, theatre for youth). The Department uses undesignated gifts wherever the needs are deemed greatest and it often is the best way for the department to use the funds in these economic hard times.

You have many options for making a gift to the Department. Gifts of cash or in-kind gifts can provide immediate impact. Planned gifts can leave a legacy for future generations.

You can make a gift in the following ways:

Online
Click here to make a gift to the Department of Theatre and Drama online

Check
Mail a check payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Use the memo portion of your check to note how you would like your gift to be utilized or send a note with it and mail it to:

Department of Theatre and Drama
ATTN: Administrator
6173 Vilas Communication Hall
821 University Avenue
Madison WI 53706

Legacy
Leave your legacy. Here is an example of wording you can incorporate into your will document to benefit the Department:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, a nonprofit, non-stock Wisconsin Corporation with its principal office in Madison, Wisconsin. Gifts can be made to the Department of Theatre and Drama or to any of the scholarship endowment funds anytime. You can also include us in your will!

*To start a new scholarship require an endowment of $10,000 – or you can add to a current scholarship – see list of scholarships

Gifts to Friends of University Theatre

Gifts to the FRIENDS of UT is a group of individuals and businesses that serves as a support organization for Department of Theatre and Drama’s University Theatre, providing members with opportunities to connect with and offer support for student actors, dramaturges, directors, and designers involved in Department’s Production Arm, known as University Theatre and the productions.

Funds raised by FRIENDS of UT provide much needed production support, including technical enhancements such as state-of-the-art equipment upgrades, as well as special guest artist activities that support the training of the students.

MEMBERSHIP FOR BOTH FRIENDS OF UT AND FRIENDS OF THE DEPARTMENT – BENEFITS ARE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR

$50.00 MEMBERSHIP – ONE YEAR from time of donation:

  • Special discount tickets $15.00 vs. $22.00*
  • No per-ticket convenience charge for phone orders
  • Invitations to receptions and special guest artist lectures and events
  • Recognition in all UT production programs (playbills)

*facility fees still apply

$250 and above – ANGEL MEMBERSHIP:  receive a voucher for two complimentary tickets for the UT show of your choice.   Invitation to any special event that UT may be hosting as part of our outreach activities.

To become a friend:
To become a FRIEND of UT, simply click here.

OR if you prefer you can contact Scot Shepley, our Publicity and Development Coordinator, at 608-262-6551 or email us at utfriends@theatre.wisc.edu.