The generosity of our donors enables us to provide the very best educational experience for our talented students and delivers innovative, professional-quality cinematic and theatrical entertainment to our audiences.
For more information about the various programs you can support, please see the links below or contact Lee O’Rourke, Deputy Senior Director of Development, at 520-626-4695 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
Marroney Theatre Renovation Fund
Built in 1956, the Marroney Theatre has served as the principle teaching laboratory for the School for over 60 years. This fund will let us bring the Marroney Theatre into the 21st century, with improved audience amenities and expanded lobby space, state of the art stage lighting, a refreshed auditorium, and a usable orchestra pit to improve the quality of our musicals.
Theatre Fund for Excellence Endowment
This endowment provides important funds to help achieve a higher degree of excellence for students, just as the non-endowed Theatre Fund for Excellence listed above. It supports new program initiatives and enhancements for existing programs, development and training in new technologies, guest artists, student and faculty travel to national conferences, and faculty travel for research and recruitment. However, this endowed fund has restricted use throughout each year in order for it to be allowed to grow in perpetuity like other endowments.
Theatre Arts Fund for Excellence
These important funds enable the School of Theatre, Film & Television to achieve a higher degree of excellence for its students through supporting programs such as faculty travel for research and recruitment, guest artists, faculty and student travel to national conferences, and development and training in new technologies, as well as new program initiatives and enhancements for existing programs. The Theatre Fund for Excellence (non-endowment) provides the same things as the endowment (listed above), only the School Director has access to the funds as needed.
Showcase of Talent Endowed Fund
The annual Showcase of Talent provides senior Acting and Musical Theatre majors an opportunity to audition for, and interview with, industry professionals (agents, directors, managers, producers and others) from around the country. Design & Technology industry leaders also review portfolios of undergraduate and graduate Dramaturgy and Design & Technology majors.
Support Film & Television
Fund for Emerging Filmmakers
This fund is used to help underwrite the production costs of our senior BFA Film & Television students, whose thesis films are showcased each year at I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN. It also helps cover film festival entry fees and student and/or newly graduated alumni travel to and from film festivals that feature their work.
Endowment for Emerging Filmmakers
This endowment supports filmmaking students in the School of Theatre Film and Television. Specifically, it helps filmmaking students defray the production costs of creating Senior BFA films and to assists them in paying for Entry Fees for regional and national Film Festivals. Distributions for the benefit of, and awards to, students will occur in accordance with University of Arizona policies and procedures. Any interested individual, corporation or foundation may make additional gifts to the Fund at any time. As an endowed fund, this has restricted use throughout each year in order for it to grow in perpetuity.
Film & Television Fund for Excellence
This fund enables the Film & Television program to achieve a higher degree of excellence for its students through supporting programs such as faculty travel for research and recruitment, guest artists, faculty and student travel to national conferences, and development and training in new technologies, as well as new program initiatives and enhancements for existing programs.
Film & Television Internship Endowment
The Film & Television Internship Endowment supports the travel and living expenses incurred by students in the Film & Television Internship program, which creates a critical bridge for students as they transition from the UA to the professional film and television industry.