Each year, the Department of Theatre and Dance is able to offer financial support to remarkable students in part through the generous support of individual donors. Gifts of all amounts help to make possible the theatre education of students from Alabama and beyond through the general theatre fund. Contributions are used for a variety of needs including competitive student scholarships based on talent, need and/or academic achievement. Additionally, funds can be used for equipment acquisition, facility improvement, guest artists and lecturers, and other areas of need that contribute to a rich learning environment.
Gifts can be in various forms, such as cash, securities, real estate or personal property. Checks should be made payable to the AU Foundation and mailed to 321 Biggin Hall, Auburn, AL 36849. To make a gift online and contribute to the success of the Department of Theatre and Dance, please follow this link to the online giving form.
For more information on contributing to the general theatre fund, please contact the College of Liberal Arts Office of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-844-1483.
Scholarships, Awards and Endowments
Endowed funds can significantly provide for the Department of Theatre and Dance's financial strength and stability. An endowed gift is one that is held in perpetuity. The gift is invested, with portions of the earned interest used for donor-specified purposes. The principal is preserved, and the remaining interest is returned to the investment to offset inflation. In a sense, it is the gift that keeps on giving. The funds of these generous gifts are used as directed by the donor. Such areas include scholarships and awards, facility enhancement and additions and equipment or technology acquisition.
Endowed scholarships are one of the best ways to make a difference in a theatre department. This is beneficial for both the student and department alike. While the student benefits from the financial assistance, the department is maintaining its commitment to excellence by attracting high-quality students. The Department of Theatre and Dance is always delighted to be able to financially assist deserving students in their theatre endeavors.
For information on establishing an endowed scholarship or any other scholarship or award, please contact the College of Liberal Arts Office of Advancement at email@example.com or 334-844-1483.
Planned and Deferred Giving
There are several ways contributors can offer significant and lasting support of the Department of Theatre and Dance through estate, retirement and life insurance planning. To find out how a planned or deferred gift to the Department can meet your philanthropic goals, please contact the College of Liberal Arts Office of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-844-1483.
The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks to build mutually beneficial partnerships with members of the business community. There are several ways to offer support:
- Underwrite or sponsor special events
- Make a one-time or renewable gift
- Establish a student scholarship or award
- Contribute an in-kind gift
- Contribute the gift of your services or products
To find out more about how you can partner with the Department of Theatre and Dance, please contact the College of Liberal Arts Office of Advancement at email@example.com or 334-844-1483.