Play a Leading Role in SUNY Cortland's Future

 Play a Leading Role in SUNY Cortland's Future

11/20/2012 

Supporters of the performing arts at SUNY Cortland can become a permanent part of the renovated Ruth E. Dowd Fine Arts Theatre through the College’s recently launched “Take a Seat” program.

Whether they’re fans of modern Broadway musicals like “Rent” or enjoy classic dramatic productions such as “A Doll’s House,” fans have an opportunity to become key contributors to the theatre’s future by naming one of its new seats.

In thanks for a tax-deductible gift of $1,000 to the Ruth E. Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre Campaign, the College will affix an engraved nameplate to any seat selected by the donor. The nameplate will bear an inscription of a donor’s choosing.

Supporters can honor a student, a family member, a favorite production; whatever is meaningful to them. Every donor’s name will also be listed on a commemorative plaque in the theatre and in the performance programs.

The “Take a Seat” campaign will help build a fund to bring nationally respected performing arts instructors to campus. It will enhance SUNY Cortland productions and provide scholarships for talented and deserving students. The fund will support performance ensembles and new, high-profile concerts and will allow more members of the community to experience SUNY Cortland’s talent.

For decades, the SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department and the Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre have served as both a training ground for eager young talent and as a popular cultural venue in Central New York. Every year, thousands of people pass through its doors to enjoy musical theatre productions, dramatic works, original plays and a variety of concerts.

Approximately 40 recitals, concerts, plays and other events take place in the theatre annually, making it the most visible — and prestigious — performing arts venue for the campus community. SUNY Cortland’s performing arts program helps students discover themselves, their talent and the world of entertainment and production beyond campus.

This year, the College began an ambitious renovation of the Dowd Fine Arts Center that includes a beautifully upgraded theater and 440 new seats. It is scheduled to open by December 2013.

For more information write, call or email:

Cortland College Foundation
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-5744

cortlandcollegefoundation@cortland.edu


More News

Blackbird Film Festival Returns

Blackbird Film Festival Returns

Over 140 short films to screen in festival that is free and open to the public.


'Color My College' 5k Coming April 23

'Color My College' 5k Coming April 23

Students can enjoy a colorful 5K run on Sunday that's for a good cause.


April the Giraffe Shares Cortland Connection

April the Giraffe Shares Cortland Connection

A biology major who works at Animal Adventure Park was there in person to see the world-famous baby giraffe’s first steps.


Acclaimed Pianist to Unveil New Work at Cortland

Acclaimed Pianist to Unveil New Work at Cortland

Avant-garde musician Margaret Leng Tan will perform a free concert on campus


Piscataway Nation to Perform April 26

Piscataway Nation to Perform April 26

The Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers will dance, drum and sing with authenticity.


Students Model European Union in Big Apple

Students Model European Union in Big Apple

Twelve attended the Model European Union conference held March 30-April 2.


Holocaust Memorial Events Planned

Holocaust Memorial Events Planned

Leibel Mangel will recount serving in Israel's military on Thursday, April 20.


Science Based Club Created for Scholarship

Science Based Club Created for Scholarship

Current Research in Biology (CRIB) exposes students to novel research.


College Writing Committee Posts Winners

College Writing Committee Posts Winners

Seven students will be awarded for writing excellence during the 2016 academic year.


Senior BFA Major to Present Thesis Exhibition

Senior BFA Major to Present Thesis Exhibition

Justin Pribulick will display his work in Dowd Center April 27-May 12.


Explore

Visit

Contact