Theatre Guild

The WMU Theatre Guild

The University Theatre Guild is a community of people from Kalamazoo to Colorado, and Portage to New York City, who value educational theatre and choose to nurture its growth at Western Michigan University. Contributing to the University Theatre Guild is an excellent way to show your love for the theatre and invest in the education of talented young theatre artists. Your tax-deductible gift will enrich the educational experience of theatre students and help pave the way to success in their chosen field. Contact the guild at

What does my gift support?

  • Scholarships for students
  • World-class guest artists on-site with students
  • Professional development for students

Benefits of Giving

As a contributor to the University Theatre Guild, you will receive exclusive invitations to special theatre events: receptions, dinners, behind-the-scenes visits, opportunities to interact with theatre students, and conversations with directors, designers and actors. To express our appreciation for your generosity, you will be acknowledged in all season production programs. With a gift of at least $125, you will also receive discounted tickets to all University Theatre productions. 

Levels of giving

  • Archangel—$2,500 or more
  • Angel—$1,000 to 2,499
  • Producer—$500 to $999
  • Director—$250 to $499
  • Leading player—$125 to $249
  • Chorus and crew—$50 to $124

Make a gift:

There are three convenient ways for you to support the guild:

  • Online: Give securely through the WMU Foundation Center. Select the tab that says, "Search all available funds" and enter "Theatre Guild" to designate your gift. 
  • Phone: Call the WMU Concierge at 269-387-8746 to make a gift over the phone
  • Mail: Mail your check made payable to the WMU Foundation to:
    Gift Processing
    Western Michigan University
    1903 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5403 USA

There are many levels of giving within the WMU Theatre Guild—but we encourage you to give whatever you are able. Select the level above that is best for you and know that anything you can give is greatly needed and appreciated.


2023-2024 Board of Directors

  • President: Shari Glaser
  • Vice President: Todd Kuntz
  • Executive Secretary/ Treasurer: Joan Herrington
  • Recording Secretary: Judy Sherrod
  • Student Assistant: Jayme Dills


  • Cricket Alexander
  • Andres Ballines
  • Alisha Cederberg
  • Nancy S. Cretsinger
  • Omar Khayyam
  • Shannon Landis
  • Michael Leinwand
  • Mike LoPresto
  • Donna Marks
  • Tara Nulty
  • Lindsey Seelye
  • Edward Thomas 
  • Emily Vinic