Support The Annie

Make an investment in tomorrow's artists today.

Tomorrow's Artists

Your contribution allows us to provide the highest quality experiences for our young artists. To discuss your gift, call (407) 646-2253.


Tuition revenue, subscriptions, and ticket sales provide only a portion of our annual production budget. We depend on our generous donors to offer the highest quality productions, classroom spaces and equipment, and experiences for our young artists.

Ways to Give

If you are interested in making a gift to the Department of Theatre and Dance, contact Chelsea Hilend, Marketing and Box Office Manager, at (407) 646-2253. There are many ways to help:

  • Consider a financial contribution to our Friends of the Theatre fund. For your convenience, visit our online giving page.
  • Join the Annie Russell Theatre Guild, formed in 1998 to promote and support the Annie Russell Theatre and the students of the Department of Theatre and Dance. The Guild connects with our students through such traditions as the Closing Night Picnic and the annual Theta Alpha Phi dinner, as well as through grant-making and marketing activities.
  • Organize a group to see a show at the Annie. One of the most effective ways to make a difference is to fill Annie's house with enthusiastic theatre-goers!

Wish List

We are delighted to announce the following wishes were fulfilled in the 2016/2017 academic year:

  • Master class from Jessica Vosk, currently playing "Elphaba" in the touring production of Wicked. 
  • New ticket stock and ticket printer in the box office.
  • Acoustic paneling to assist with sound quality in the Fred Stone Theatre. 
  • Scholarship assistance for senior students to pursue work after graduation, including interviews and auditions in New York City, Chicago, and the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
  • Visit from Dr. Tuan Hoang of Pepperdine University to provide dramaturgical support for audiences and creative team during February 2017 production of A Piece of My Heart

Our Donors

The Annie itself was a gift from a dear friend to its namesake. That spirit of giving is carried on by our generous donors.

Angel ($10,000+)
Annie Russell Theatre Guild
The Flaumenhaft family
Martha M. Lacy in memory of William and Marian Lacy
Harriett Lake '67
Winifred M. Warden

Producer ($5,000+)
Finer Cuts Salon 
Director ($1,000+)
Sally K. Albrecht ‘76
Bonnie '84 & Van Church, in loving memory of Dorothy Martin & Rispa Church
Seth A. Fonti '02
Sandi & Pete Goldish
In Memory of Ian Garriques
Peter & Leslie Aufzien ‘78 Levine
Pamela L. Lewis '67
James & Angela B. Markus ’81
In Memory of W. Bruce McCreary ‘39
The Rotary Club of Winter Park

Lead Actor ($250+)
Michael and Denise Coppenhaver ‘77 Sheehan
The Crump Family
Nicholas Damiano ‘16 in honor of Helene Kowalski
Christopher Goutman & Marcia B. McCabe '77
Steven & Elaine Hale
Ron Hirsch & Betty Reid ’87MBA
Clyde & Muffet Hughes P’19
Benjamin A. Morrison '66
David Patrick ‘77 & Thomas Tryon
David M. Piatt
Jon Ramer ‘99
Tess Wise
Jay Yellen & Elizabeth Maupin

Ensemble ($100+)
Alexander '73 & Jennifer Calder
Paul & Sharon Conway
Kathy K. Cressey '90MBA
Paul & Molly Flory
Clive Frazier
Caroline Sandlin Fullerton ‘40
John Ingram & Barbara Sills
Russell & Lisa Malo ’93 Lockwood
Linda & Robert Maraio
Jim & Cynthia Milligan
Travis ‘11 & Alexa Gordon ‘13 Ray
Drs. Shari & Stan Sujka
Andrew Trotter '04 & Emily Jones
Richard & Linda Peterson '64 Warren
George H. Winter

Cameo ($10+)
Richard Aldinger
Kristen E. Algero
Phil & Jennifer D. Anderson
Paul Arnold
Diane Darnall
Norma English
Andy Forges
Lee D. Goldring
Mark Grayson
William J. Healy '81
Jonathan & Lori Dennis '00 Katz
Carolyn Kingsley
Sarah J. McWilliams '09
Patricia A. Nurkiewicz '94
Harry and Marie Schwab
Jonathan B. Sellman '92
Frances B. Spears
Donald '55 and Jeanne Rogers '56 Tauscher
Nancy Weinsier

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And we are grateful for our The Women of Lockerbie reception catering sponsor, Rogue Pub!