The University Theatre Guild is a community of people from Kalamazoo to Colorado, and Portage to New York City, who value educational theatre and choose to nurture its growth at Western Michigan University. Contributing to the University Theatre Guild is an excellent way to show your love for the theatre and invest in the education of talented young theatre artists. Your tax-deductible gift will enrich the educational experience of theatre students and help pave the way to success in their chosen field.
WHAT DOES MY GIFT SUPPORT?
Your gift to the University Theatre Guild will support scholarships, mentorships and professional development opportunities for WMU theatre students. It will bring world-class visiting artists to WMU from all facets of the theatre: acting; directing; stage combat; makeup and special effects; costume; lighting design; and theatre management. These artists direct, teach, design and perform with our students during their residencies, enhancing the rich educational experience offered at the WMU Department of Theatre.
WHY JOIN NOW?
Theatre students need your help. While for some the economic downturn means a loss in their 401K, for some of our students whose parents have lost a job or whose college savings have evaporated, the downturn means they may have to leave school. But you can help provide the scholarships these students so desperately need. You can be assured that your gift to the Theatre Guild will provide financial relief to some very deserving students in great need during this time of economic hardship.
There are 3 convenient ways for you to support the Guild:
ONLINE: Click here to give securely through the WMU Foundation Center.
PHONE: Call the WMU Concierge at 269-387-8746 to make a gift over the phone.
MAIL: Mail your check made payable to the WMU Foundation to:
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5403
There are many levels of giving within the Theatre Guild — but we encourage you to give whatever you are able. Select the level below that is best for you and know that anything you can give is greatly needed and appreciated.
LEVELS OF GIVING
Archangel – $2,000 or more
Angel – $1,000 to 1,999
Producer – $500 to $999
Director – $250 to $499
Leading Player – $125 to $249
Supporting Player – $80 to $124
Chorus & Crew – $40 to $79
Save the Date and Join Us!
Season Launch Party at the Union Bar & Grill – September 25, 2014 at 5pm
Chili Supper at the Gilmore Theatre Complex in the Williams Theatre – November 9, 2014 at 5pm
Behind the Scenes with Late Night Broadway at the Gilmore Theatre Complex – December 4, 2014 at 6:30pm
Behind the Curtain – February 1, 2015 at 4pm
2015 Senior Showcase at the Gilmore Theatre Complex Atrium – March 22, 2015 at 4pm
President’s Performance at the Gilmore Theatre Complex with Man of LaMancha – April 17, 2015 at 5:30pm
2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Ed Giffels
Vice President: Kathie Tomlinson
Exec. Secretary/ Treasurer: Joan Herrington
Recording Secretary: Mary Brown
Mary Kaye Roberts
Jeff K. Ross