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Annie Russell Theatre

Support The Annie

Make an investment in tomorrow's artists today.

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

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 and ticket sales provide only a portion of our annual budget. We depend on our generous donors to offer the highest quality productions, classroom spaces and equipment, and experiences for our emerging 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 Day Picnic and the annual Alpha Psi Omega 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!

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+)
Sally K. Albrecht '76
Annie Russell Theatre Guild
The Flaumenhaft Family
Martha M. Lacy '77MSM in memory of William and Marian Lacy

Producer ($5,000+)
Finer Cuts Salon 

Director ($1,000+)
Carr Bender
Bonnie '84 & Van Church, in loving memory of Dorothy Martin & Rispa Church
Clive Frazier
In Memory of Ian Garriques
Sandi & Pete Goldish
The Rotary Club of Winter Park

Designer ($500+)
The Walt Disney Company Foundation
Cary C. Fuller '65
David V. Patrick '77 & Thomas E. Tryon
Jay Yellen & Elizabeth Maupin

Lead Actor ($250+)
Lester F., III & Tiffany A. Alexander P’22
Nicholas A. Damiano ’16 in honor of Helene Kowalski
Paul G. & Molly K. Flory
Steven A. & Elaine W. Hale
Ron Hirsch & Betty Reid ‘87MBA
Denise & Michael Kline, in honor of Kelsey Kline ‘22
Linda & Robert Maraio
Donna M. Miller
Jim & Cynthia Milligan
Greg & Claudia P. Nunn ’88 ‘06MHR
In Memory of Sherry Reynolds
Ruth Wallace

Ensemble ($100+)
JoHelen Breen-Skinner
Susanna H. Cox
William A. & Lara Rebak ’90 Forstmann
Linda J. & Larry Heinl
Jay Honeycutt
John R. Ingram & Barbara J. Sills
Ann Johnson
Kenneth & Susie H. Ng P’08 P’09MBA P’15 P’16MBA
Ron & Judy Phillips
Frances B. Spears
Ronald D. & Lynda B. Strickler
Stan K. & Shari Sujka
Michelle & Peter Rozanski P’21
Randy & Michelle Zwirn

Cameo ($10+)
Rosa Bachrach
Michele Banik-Rake
Randall S. Brown
Paul T. & Sharon M. Conway
Christopher M. & Barbara Hewitt ’85 ‘00MBA Coombs
Norma English
Francesca A. & Mark E. Gronowski P’20
Jill R. Jordan
Todd A. ’92 & Alexandra Nassif ’94 ’01 Magargee
Derek J. McIver ’06 & Matthew B. Turner
Kyle S. ‘00MBA & Vicki H. Meyer
Gary Mott
Gary R. & Carolyn R. Planck
Travis ’11 ‘13MPCU & Alexa G. ’13 Ray
Kathy Stewart
Kenneth C. & Pamela Taormina
Barbara Waits
Nancy C. Weinsier
Alan Wilson
Patricia Wilson