Mark Your Spot!
No, not like that — even our Department pooches know that these gorgeous new seats of ours are not to be messed on!
Our pooches invite you to join them in picking a prime perch for your posterior, and contribute to a good cause along the way.
To help raise funds necessary to complete the Rand Lobby upgrade, the Department of Theater is offering patrons a chance to buy one of our freshly upgraded Rand Theater seats! Purchase a seat, and we’ll mark it with a plaque bearing your name, or dedicate it to a loved one — your choice.
When you buy a seat you are contributing toward:
- A greener and safer theater, as we install energy-efficient lighting
- A more accessible theater, through the creation of bathrooms that are accessible to all our patrons
- A better patron experience, through the construction of a new, state-of-the-art box office
Go! Rest your tush on a fancy new cush — and rest secure in the knowledge that your generosity is helping us finish a crucial project!
- Orchestra seat: $400
- Loge or balcony seat: $200
Your gift may be paid in full or pledged over two years.
The Department will contact you about your plaque inscription.
And if you do not wish to buy a full seat, smaller donations are very much valued and appreciated.
C'mon — how can you resist that puppy face?
Other Giving Opportunities
SUSAN M. AND LARRY G. BENEDICT SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER
The Susan M. and Larry G. Benedict Scholarship Endowment was created to provide undergraduate scholarship support for students within the Department of Theater who are studying theater design, production, and management. The Chair of the Department of Theater or designee, in consultation with key faculty and staff, will select each year's recipient(s). Special consideration will be given to sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated technical proficiency and a commitment of professionalism.
FRANK PRENTICE RAND SCHOLARSHIP
The Frank Prentice Rand Scholarship in Drama, funded by the generous bequest of the late Margarita H. Rand, honors Professor Frank Prentice Rand, who taught dramatic literature at UMass in the English Department. Our Rand Theater is named for him because he and Mrs. Rand loved theater and promoted the founding of our department.
Nominees for the Frank Prentice Rand Scholarship in Drama should be undergraduate theater majors of exceptional scholarship and outstanding achievement in the areas of:
If you would like to support either of these funds, please indicate this when filling out the online form.
GRAHAMSTOWN FESTIVAL COURSE
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts has generously made scholarship funds available to assist UMass undergraduate or graduate students in making the Grahamstown Festival Course possible as a study abroad option. These funds are awarded based on need and/or merit. Priority is given to Theater majors, but all UMass students can apply for consideration.
To donate to one of these funds, please click on the link below, then enter the amount of your gift.
Under Gift Designation choose “Other, enter below:” from the drop down menu. You will need to scroll down to the bottom of the pop-up screen to locate this option.
In the line that appears below, type in the name of the specific activity, fund, or program you want your gift to benefit. We encourage you to type the department or program name along with the name of the specific fund.
Continue to enter the required information on the webpage before selecting the “Review and Confirm” button.
Thank you for your generosity!