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  1. Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and Frank Newman make $1 million gift in support of Theatre & Drama

    Regent Andrea Fischer Newman and her husband Frank Newman have made a gift of $1 million to support three critical areas within the Department of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). The tripartite gift provides holistic support by funding scholarships, a facility upgrade, and the all-important…

  2. $1 million gift from Ronald N. and Eileen Weiser will support SMTD career development program

    Retired Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser (BBA ’66) and Eileen Weiser (MMus ’75) have designated a $1 million gift to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) in support of the School’s career development program, EXCEL: Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Career Empowerment & Leadership. The gift will establish the Meta Weiser EXCEL Fund in honor of…

  3. SMTD’s Giving Blueday Gets a $12K Jumpstart From Aaron and Afa Dworkin

    On November 29, 2016, the University of Michigan will hold its third annual Giving Blueday, a 24-hour day of giving, scheduled on Giving Tuesday-a global day of giving following Thanksgiving weekend. For the second year in a row, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is focusing its Giving Blueday efforts on raising funds…

  4. New gift establishes Robertson Emeritus Professorship in Musical Theatre

    Sandy (BBA ’53, MBA ’54, HLLD ’15) and Jeanne Robertson of San Francisco, California, have made a gift in the amount of $1.59 million to the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) to create and support the Robertson Emeritus Professorship in Musical Theatre. The Robertsons made the gift in honor of…

  5. Bicentennial Matching Programs for Student Support Now Available

    With the approach of the University of Michigan’s bicentennial, to be celebrated throughout the calendar year of 2017, two new Bicentennial Matching Programs for Student Support have been announced. The programs provide a pool of matching funds to encourage new endowed gifts starting at $50,000. “This is a fantastic way for donors to increase the…