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Make a Gift to Theatre and Dance

Your support is vital to keeping our programs alive at the Department of Theatre and Dance. Please consider the many ways your gift can make a difference as follows:

Your gift to the Department of Theatre and Dance general fund supports outstanding academic programs and world-class performances.

The Della Davidson Memorial Fund

The friends and family of Della Davidson have established the Della Davidson Memorial Fund to provide student support and artist residencies at UC Davis for choreographers and physical theater artists. If you are interested in supporting the fund, you can make a tax deductible contribution payable to UC Davis Foundation.

UC Regents/Granada Artists-in-Residence Endowment

Supports the Granada Artists-in-Residence program to provide funding for such things as amenities for the visiting directors, scholarships for promising young MFA directors working with the resident artists, and a publication describing the achievements of the Granada Program.

UC Regents/John W. Shields Acting Endowment

Provides annual award to graduate or undergraduate students who at the time of graduation demonstrate outstanding ability and progress in the area of acting.

UC Regents/Marinka Phaff Costume Design Endowment

Provides annual award to graduate or undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding ability and progress in the area of costume design.

UC Regents/Theatre & Dance Production Support Endowment

Provides support to department production activities including plays and choreographies.

UC Regent/Curry Memorial Endowment

Supports the Curry Humanitarian Award which is presented to an Undergraduate student who has contributed a great deal to dance, and who exhibits exceptional care for others, both in spirit and deed.

You may contribute via check to the funds above or to UC Regents/General Support where your gift supports outstanding academic programs within the Department of Theatre and Dance and world-class performances. You may also contribute to Theatre and Dance General Support via credit card.

Please send your gift donation by check to:

Department of Theatre and Dance
Attn: Gift Processing
UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Thank you for your support of the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance.


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