Aren't I supporting UW-La Crosse Theatre when I buy a
ticket to a production?
When you buy a ticket to the movies or to a baseball game, the cost
of that ticket covers at least 100% of all expenses associated with
producing that event. When you buy a ticket to the theatre, the
cost of that ticket only covers 50% of the expenses associated with
producing the play. Theatres are non-profit organizations that thrive
off the generosity of their donors.
Why doesn't UW-La Crosse Theatre just raise the ticket
A night at the theatre should not be a luxury for the rich and famous!
In order to cover the cost of production and administrative expenses
without additional fundraising, an evening for two at UW-La Crosse
Theatre would cost $150! Ticket sales would decrease rapidly with
such an expensive ticket price and UWL Theatre would lose many
of its current patrons. Although we would earn more money per ticket,
we would lose a significant number of ticket buyers and probably
end up having to solicit funds anyway!
Is my donation tax deductible?
YES! After your donation is processed in the office, you will receive
a thank-you letter from the UW-La Crosse Foundation, which serves
as a receipt for tax purposes.
What do you do with my donation?
We spend it on the shows in our season! Next time you visit the
Toland or Frederick Theatres, just look at the costumes, props,
and scenery to see the affect of your generosity. You can be assured
that your donation will directly fund the productions in the season.
When attending a UW-La Crosse Theatre production, take pride in
knowing your contribution is reflected on that stage.
Donations can also be made to a specific scholarship that assist
UWL theatre students cover the cost of their quality education.
Scholarship awards are based on a student's scholastic achievement,
theatre participation, and financial need. UWL Theatre provides
several scholarships including the Marie Park Toland Scholarship,
the Helen Leide Fund, Tinapp/Joyce Scholarship, Robert and Kip Frederick
Fund, NextStage Scholarship, Music Theatre Scholarship, Peter Talen
Memorial Scholarship and the Children's Theatre Scholarship.
Can I leave you in my will?
YES! What a wonderful way to ensure UW-La Crosse Theatre's future
for years to come while earning a valuable tax deduction. As Noral
"Jake" Jacobs asks, "Why do the organizations we support during
our lifetime become any less important after we are gone?" You can
leave your legacy in the Performing Arts without compromising your
commitments to loved ones. It's easier and more cost effective
than you may think. Contact your estate planning attorney, a trust
officer, an accountant who specializes in planned giving or call
the UW-La Crosse Foundation at 608.785.8489 for more information.
What can I do if I can't afford to donate money?
BRING A BUDDY!
If you’re a regular to the UW-La Crosse Theatre productions,
you already know about the high caliber performances that are created
by faculty and students. Why not share the experience with a friend?
Make a night of it by inviting your family, friends, co-workers,
out-of-town guests, and prospective business clients to a UW-La
Crosse Theatre production.
It’s a chance to experience live theatre in a comfortable, relaxing
environment at a reasonable cost. You won’t find a better deal in
the area to enjoy award-winning performances by student and faculty
BUY A CHAIR!
The Toland Theatre Seat Campaign is an opportunity for individual
theatre-goers, companies, clubs, and trusts to purchase a seat in
the Toland Theatre. The goal is to raise nearly $100,000 with all
proceeds going to restore, refurbish and upgrade the 30-year-old
seats in the theatre. With a tax-deductible gift of $250, you can
support the arts in our community and create a lasting memento by
personalizing a seat to a loved one, friend, company, or UWL theatre
student or alumni! The choice is yours. An engraved brass plate
(4 lines of inscription only) will be permanently affixed to the
seat, bearing the name of the person, family or business being honored.
BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR
Do you own or work for a local business that might be interested
in a corporate sponsorship opportunity? The UW-La Crosse Department
of Theatre Arts has several sponsorship opportunities to fit the
needs of any sized business. Sponsor an entire season or a single
production in exchange for publicity on theatre posters/programs,
complimentary tickets to the production, and opportunities to meet
the cast and crew. If you or your business are interested in becoming
a corporate sponsor, we’d love to talk to you about the opportunities
available at UW-La Crosse Theatre Arts. Please contact Joe
Chair, at 608.785.6707 or email
can make a real difference to a UW-La Crosse Theatre student by
donating to one of our several scholarships including the Tinapp/Joyce
Scholarship, Marie Park Toland Scholarship, the Helen Leide Fund,
Robert and Kip Frederick Fund, NextStage Studio Scholarship, Children’s
Theatre Scholarship, Peter Talen Memorial Scholarship and the Music
Theatre scholarships are awarded based on a student’s financial
need, grade point average, extracurricular involvement and commitment
and participation to the theatre department. Each year, the UW-La
Crosse Department of Theatre Arts awards a total of approximately
$5,000 to qualified students. Scholarships enable theatre students
to dedicate more time to crafting their art through rehearsal, design
work and technical training while maintaining their course work.
To make a tax-deductible donation to a Theatre Arts
scholarship, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts at
BECOME A SEASON SUBSCRIBER
a season subscriber is one of the easiest ways to show your support
to Theatre Arts at UW-La Crosse! Season subscribers receive ticket
vouchers for all five performances, postcard reminders before each
show, and early phone in reservations prior to each production.
It couldn’t be simpler to see great, award-winning theatre in the
Season tickets may be purchased by phone with a MasterCard or
Visa by calling the Department of Theatre Arts at 608.785.6701.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS
Have you seen a UW-La Crosse Theatre production that made you laugh...cry...want
to cheer out loud? Have you seen a production that inspired or amazed
you? Was there a student actor who gave an outstanding performance?
Are you still humming a song from a recent musical? Were there set,
lights, and sound that took your breath away? If you answered yes
to any of the above, TELL A FRIEND! Word of mouth is the best way
to support Theatre Arts at UW-La Crosse. Share your experience with
your friends and encourage them to buy a ticket, see a performance,
or become a season ticket subscriber.