Thanks to these donations, the Wisconsin Union Theater never has to compromise on the quality of our programs or on the ability to keep them accessible to our next generation of arts lovers. Endowment funds allow us to keep ticket prices at an affordable $10 for all UW-Madison students.
In the Fall of 2011, for example, endowment funds kicked in $37,327 to support Theater Season events by subsidizing the difference between the student-priced tickets and the general public tickets.
Contributed income makes up approximately 30% of the Theater Season's annual budget, and endowment support provides the lion's share of that contributed income. This support is what allows us to take a chance on a rising star artist or invite a celebrated veteran performer to return to our stage. It allows us to think beyond "butts in seats."
This wouldn't be possible without countless donations, big and small, from people who value what we do and show their support. Whether it's $5 or $500, it all goes towards making the Wisconsin Union Theater a more vibrant and forward-thinking organization.
If you're one of our generous contributors: Thank you! If you'd like to join the effort, please go to Wisconsin Union Theater Program Endowment to make a donation.