Help Support Our Students and Mission


If you would like to support Theatre & Dance students and programs, please consider contributing to one or more of the endowment funds listed at Support KU Theatre & Dance. Each has a link to the KU Endowment Association (KUEA) for simple and secure online giving.


Katherine Pryor Student Emergency Fund

Honor Katherine Pryor and her 40 years of dedication to KU by investing in a fund for students facing crises. As Director of Theatre, Katherine has witnessed numerous students in desperate need who, without support, would not have succeeded at KU. By giving to the Katherine Pryor Student Emergency Fund, donors ensure students will have a confidential, expedited way to receive assistance when traditional channels are not an option. In the spirit of Katherine’s passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, preference will be given to students from underrepresented, marginalized, and historically oppressed communities. Help fund a seamless educational journey for students. 

Spearheaded by the Friends of the Theatre, the support organization for the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Katherine Pryor Student Emergency Fund is aimed at accessible levels of fundraising. Every dollar helps lift up future stars and leaders in their field and honors a longtime leader in the Department, who will be retiring in 2022. Donate today! 

Donate at KU Endowment.

For more information about this fundraiser, contact Linda Robinson, FROTH president, or Lisa Coble-Krings, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for the Department.