Support TDPS

Every dollar donated to TDPS goes directly to bringing together the best academic and performance opportunities for our students: creating a unique place where research meets practice and public engagement.

We invite you to join our community by participating in one of the following giving opportunities:

Mechanics of Love, 2017

The Annual Fund

Providing yearly support to our operating budget through the generous donations of supporters of TDPS, the Annual Fund supports artist residencies, visiting scholars, special workshops/lectures, and professional development coaching for students. The Annual Fund also helps support the smaller class sizes necessary to develop artistic and expressive skills in young artists and thinkers.

Jeremy Brooks in "Spilt Milk" (2018) | Photo by Natalia Perez

The David Wood Endowment

The David Wood Endowment provides a base of support for TDPS in perpetuity. Income generated from the fund helps to underwrite dance program expenses above and beyond the annual dance budget. The endowment was established to honor David Wood and the dedication with which he and Marni Thomas Wood worked to establish the dance program here at UC Berkeley.

Students in a TDPS Summer Class

Anne-Marie Balke Memorial Fund

Your gift to the Anne-Marie Balke Memorial Fund helps support a deserving student in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies with a prize awarded to inspire and encourage the recipient's creative and academic journey.

Planned Gifts

By making a gift in your will or estate plans, you can show your support and appreciation for TDPS’s mission, while accommodating your personal and philanthropic goals.

2018 Production of "Tartuffe," directed by Domenique Lozano

In-Kind Donations

As we host receptions, donor gatherings, student celebrations and holiday parties throughout the year, we are always grateful for “in-kind” donations of food, drink, or party-hosting. Contact Ben Dillon, Director of Marketing & Communications,

Make A Gift By Mail

Make checks payable to UC Berkeley Foundation and mail to:

Jean-Paul Gressieux, Department Manager
Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
University of California, Berkeley
15 Dwinelle Hall MC 2560
Berkeley, CA 94720-2560


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