Giving

THE UNIVERSITY THEATRE GUILD

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. Contact the guild at ut-guild@wmich.edu.

WHAT dOES mY gIFT sUPPORT?

  • Scholarships for students
  • World-class guest artists on-site with students
  • Professional development for students

Benefits of giving

As a contributor to the University Theatre Guild, you will receive exclusive invitations to special theatre events: receptions, dinners, behind-the-scenes visits, opportunities to interact with theatre students, and conversations with directors, designers and actors. To express our appreciation for your generosity, you will be acknowledged in all season production programs. With a gift of at least $125, you will also receive discounted tickets to all University Theatre productions. If you are a Michigan resident, you can reduce your state income tax and support the University Theatre Guild at the same time. The state allows a portion of contributions made to Michigan universities to be credited against the state income tax. According to the law, the amount you may credit against your tax bill is equal to half of your contribution up to a maximum of $200 on a joint return, $100 on an individual return. Also, gifts to higher education are among the few deductions still allowed on federal income tax.

Make a gift

There are three convenient ways for you to support the guild:

  • Online: 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:
    Gift Processing
    Western Michigan University
    1903 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5403 USA

There are many levels of giving within the WMU 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
  • Chorus and crew—$50 to $124

2017-18 Board of Directors

  • President: Anne Drummond
  • Vice President: Scotty Allen
  • Executive Secretary/ Treasurer: Joan Herrington
  • Recording Secretary: Marissa Harrington
  • Student Assistant: James Weil
  • Members
    • Barbara Brose
    • Adam Bancroft
    • Greg Chimner
    • Warren Fritz
    • Scott Hewitt
    • Michael Leinwand
    • Jennifer Lentner
    • Bill Millard
    • Barbara Rider
    • Mary Kaye Roberts
    • Sandy Steinbach
    • Jessica Ullrey
    • Jodi Wiersma

 Make your tax-deductible gift today!