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Anonymous Donor Matches Gifts to School of Music, Theatre and Dance

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icon of a calendarJune 22, 2020

icon of a pencilBy Catherine Ticer

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The support of friends makes an important difference. The warmth of such friendship has embraced Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD). An anonymous donor with a passion for performing arts has generously pledged to match gifts to the school of $250 or more — up to a total of $100,000.

The initiative that began September 1, 2019, concludes on June 30, 2020. Matching funds for all new gifts to the school received by February 29 are designated by the donor for OU’s Department of Music. Matching funds for gifts received after that date support initiatives throughout the entire school.

Encompassing a world-class faculty, SMTD provides pre-professional, professional, liberal arts and general education in the performing arts through artistically grounded academic programs and diverse performance opportunities. SMTD produces more than 150 performances and events each season. 

“A generous philanthropist has placed their confidence in our ability to provide outstanding educational experiences for our students,” says Amy Hardison Tully, D.M.A., director, Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance and associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences.

“We are invigorated by our donor’s respect for our vision and extremely grateful for the opportunity to further our commitment to helping our students cultivate their passions and realize their dreams.”

“We want to express our heartfelt thanks for such an empowering gift that will light the journey of success for our deserving students,” Tully says.

Learn more about this unique opportunity to double your gift to SMTD.

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