Support Education in Theatre

Contributions to the Endowment Fund allow SETC to grant annual awards and scholarships to those pursuing an education in theatre.

  • Denise Halbach Scholarship for graduate study in acting or musical theatre performance
  • John Spiegel Theatrical Artist Award for students pursuing a technical theatre degree
  • Keynote Emerging Artists of Promise (KEAP) for high school students with financial need
  • Leighton M. Ballew Scholarship for graduate study in directing
  • Marian A. Smith Scholarship for graduate study in costume
  • Polly Holliday Scholarship for college-bound high school theatre students
  • Robert Porterfield Scholarship for graduate study in theatre
  • Secondary School Scholarship for college-bound high school theatre students
  • Tom Behm Award for professional development in the field of theatre for youth
  • William E. Wilson Scholarship for graduate study for secondary school theatre educators

For more information on any of our scholarships, visit Scholarships and Awards.

Ways to Give

1. Make a Donation

Your tax-deductible contributions are welcome! Simply visit our online donations page and enter the amount you would like to donate. You can give to our General Fund (your contribution will be applied where SETC’s need is greatest) and/or designate which specific scholarship(s) you would like to support. It’s that easy to help theatre students achieve their goals!

If you prefer to contact us directly to make your donation, please call or email the SETC central office staff at 336-272-3645 or info@setc.org.

2. Become a Life Member

If you would like to become a Life Member of the country’s largest theatre organization, your $1,320 lifetime membership to SETC goes directly to support the Endowment Fund. Contact our central office to become an SETC Life Member.

3. Shop AmazonSmile

Select the Southeastern Theatre Conference as the charitable organization you’d like to support, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us:

4. Buy Convention Gear

Each year at the convention, we sell a variety of SETC and theatre-related goodies (t-shirts, lanyards, bags, notebooks, and more) on site in our Convention Gear booth near Registration. There’s something new every year, so come see what we have to offer. All proceeds support the Endowment Fund.

5. Support the Silent Auction

Near Convention Gear, you’ll also find our annual Silent Auction on site at the convention. Again, all proceeds support the Endowment Fund, so consider donating an item or placing a bid.

6. Help Us Expand Opportunities

In consultation with SETC, donors may allocate their gift to a specific project or fund. When aligned with the needs of our membership, SETC gratefully accepts in-kind support (goods and services) as well as sponsorships and underwriting by corporations, foundations, or other groups. Read our Charitable Gifts and Gift Acceptance Policies for a broad overview of what gifts SETC can accept and how we use the funds. Please get in touch with any ideas you or your organization may have to support our work!

Contributions to the SETC Endowment

July 2017 through June 2018

Thank you to all who have generously contributed to SETC’s endowment recently!

Valerie Accetta
Tori Lee Averett
Maegan Azar
Nicholas Baggarley
Jerry Bangham
Cassie Barrios
Jesse Bates
Mary Lynn Bates
Leah Boresow
Seamus Bourne
Elton Bradley
Stacey Cabaj
Savannah Callais
Khadijah Carr
Katherine Chance
Edward Cheetham
Freddy Clements
Leslie Cook-Day
Mary Crook
Lee Crouse
J.K. Curry
Matthew Donahue
Theo Edwards-Butler
Branden Ellington
Daniel Ellison
Shawn Paul Evans
John E.R. Friedenberg
Lindsay Fussell

Patrick Gagliano
Tiza Garland
Devante Goolsby
Janet Gray
Dr. Anthony Haigh
Delaney Hart
David Haugen
David Hawkins
Scott Hayes
Mike Hudson
Abby Jasper
Alex Jeffers
Ruth Jeffers
Jeremy and Amie Kisling
Rex Knowles
Frank Kuhn
Elijah Ladner
Sadie Sue Long
Elaine Malone
Patti Marcuson
Jennifer Matthews
Carolyn McCormick
Emily Misali
Mike Murphy
Amanda Nelson
Mary Norman
Herb Parker
Patricia Putman

Kris Rau-McIntyre
Chris Rich
Julie Richardson
Neno Russell
Mackenzie Rymond
Stephen Samuels
Michael Scott
Neil David Seibel
Walter Shipley
Dean Slusser
Stephanie Slusser
Abigail St. John
Alexandra Stafford
Clay Thornton
Taylor Vasek
Bert Wallace
Gary Weatherly
Dennis Wemm
Alexis Wiley
Matthew Wilson
Mattilyn Winburn
David Wohl
Dominic Yeager
Christopher Zink
Powerhouse Theater Training Program
SETC Board and Committees
Williamstown Theatre Festival