Whether supporting our students through scholarship funds, helping our students audition across the country with travel assistance, allowing our recognitions to flourish through competitions such as the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the American College Dance Association, contributing to our mission of making Delaware County a better place for all its residents with programs such as the Prism Project which provides performance opportunities for exceptionally-abled children, or helping those students who face dire financial need based on their personal circumstances, our donors continue to make a huge difference in the lives of our students.
This year, we are particularly hopeful that our theatre and dance family and friends will look to support not only our traditional funds that give immediate impact to students [Theatre Scholarships (Fund 8360), Dance Scholarships (Fund 8361), Theatre General (Fund 8303), and Alumni Fund (Fund 8340)], our currently endowed scholarships honoring faculty, students, and benefactors, but also will help us endow two scholarships: The first was started by Alumni Society board member Bill Surber and his family. The Surber Family Scholarship (Fund 8385) salutes the efforts made by parents who stand by their children when they enter this competitive field. Please help us create another new endowment by getting this fund over the endowed threshold! The second fund, the Kimberly Ruse Roberts Theatre Education Scholarship (Fund 8387), will support theatre education students and honor the memory of Kimberly Ruse Roberts. Kim was a theatre and speech education graduate and a high school theater teacher at Muncie Southside, Muncie Central, and Southport. Thanks to a group of donors, $12,500 has already been committed in matching funds towards this endowment. Please help endow this scholarship by making a gift to honor Kim's memory! Finally, the Department is pleased that a fund to honor our late colleague, Dr. Troy Dobosiewicz (who passed away in February) has been created by his partner Jim McNab. The Dr. Troy Dobosiewicz Theatre Education Student Support Fund 8386 will be use to support student teachers.
Make your gift today that will have a lasting impact on our students, our Department, and those who benefit from our endeavors.