Alumni and Friends

Naming a chair in Funkhouser Auditorium is a unique and fitting way to leave your legacy at Alderson Broaddus University and/or to honor or memorialize a loved one.

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” —Oscar Wilde

Alderson Broaddus University is continuing down the path to a bright and transformative future.

Recently, Alderson Broaddus University has seen a significant increase in enrollment which will lead to a growth and strengthening of our academic experiences and the creation of a campus brimming with vibrancy and excitement. Included in this vision is the plan for the revitalization of one of the University’s most historic facilities: the Funkhouser Auditorium, which will celebrate its 55th anniversary in 2013. Through the restoration of this symbolic building, Alderson Broaddus University will further advance the second priority of the strategic plan: growing a vibrant campus. Since 1958, Funkhouser has been the home to numerous pageants, recitals, musicals, and plays. The “Take a Seat” Campaign is an exciting opportunity to rejuvenate this historic space. Naming a chair in Funkhouser Auditorium is a unique and fitting way to leave your legacy at Alderson Broaddus University and/or to honor or memorialize a loved one. Supporting the “Take A Seat” Campaign allows you to afford students, alumni, and friends front row seats to great performance opportunities. Each named seat will have a brass plaque attached to the arm of the chair with your specified inscription. You can name a seat for whomever you wish, whether it’s a family member, friend, instructor, or staff member. It’s your seat, and your legacy. Seating is limited, so reserve yours today!

The Performing Arts At Alderson Broaddus University

Alderson Broaddus University offers every student who expresses an interest the opportunity to be involved in the performing arts. Throughout the years, countless AB students have performed on stage and benefited from the learning experiences the performing arts provide. In addition to the numerous theatrical productions, students also participate in music ensembles including: Brass Choir, Chapel Choir, Concert Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Men’s and Women’s Quartets, and “The West Virginians.” With your generous support, a renovated Funkhouser Auditorium will showcase a modern venue, becoming the premier location for a wide variety of performances for both AB students and the community.

For easy Online Giving, register here and select "Funkhouser Auditorium"

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For more information on A Reason to Say Yes: Our Vision for Transformation,contact:

Jay Nussel, Vice President for Institutional Advancement   (304) 457-6581 | nusselje@ab.edu

Joanne McConnell, Coordinator of Donor Relations    (304) 457-6322 | mcconnelljs@ab.edu