Donors who make a contribution to the Department of Theatre become part of the Purdue Theatre Guild. Contributions are used to support the educational mission of the department through guest artists and speakers, scholarships, special events, recruitment initiatives, student travel, and instructional equipment and supplies.
$30,000 annually in scholarships
Guest artists and speakers
Opening night receptions
Theatre Callout (engagement initiative)
Recruiting activities and materials
Instructional equipment and supplies
Transportation opportunities for students
Departmental memberships in the Association for Theatre in Higher Educatjon and Theatre Communicatons Group
Hosting prospective students interviewing for graduate study
Levels of Support
All contributors of any giving level are considered members of the Purdue Theatre Guild.
- Benefactor ($1,000 and up)
- Patron ($500-$999)
- Sustainer ($250-$499)
- Supporter ($100-$249)
- Friend ($30-$99)
- Member ($5-$29)
Ways to Donate
To give online, follow this link and complete the fields: Give online here
To make a contribution by mail to the Purdue Theatre Guild, please make your check payable to Purdue Foundation (memo line: Dept. of Theatre) and send to:
Purdue Department of Theatre
c/o University Development Office
403 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2007
For our records, please include a note with a phone number and/or email address.
To make a gift by phone, call (765) 494-2727.
Other Ways to Give
To learn more about other ways to support the Department of Theatre, such as matching gifts; stocks, bonds, and mutual funds; as well as planned or estate gifts, visit giving.purdue.edu.
Established in 1977, the Purdue Theatre Guild was the brainchild of Professor Dale Miller during his tenure as Director of Theatre. He envisioned the Guild as a mechanism for raising funds to help defray the costs of production needs not covered by available university budgets and subsidies.
The Guild began with a very generous initial donation by the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Horton (Mr. Horton was Professor Emeritus at Krannert School of Management). The late Mrs. Beverlie Maynard was also a major benefactor during the early years of the Guild.
Many members have been active in the Guild for over twenty-five years. They include:
Tom and Winnie Adler
Mrs. Anna Berkovitz
Gary and Kathy Hendricks
Christoph and Karen Hoffmann
Dr. Dean Hunter
Dean and Lucille Knudsen
Fred and Andrea Kuipers
Marc and Judy Loudon
George and Linda McCabe
David and Isobel Miller
Jo Ann Mullen
Dennis and Jane Richmond
George and Marlaya Wyncott