FAIRFIELD, Connecticut — Sacred Heart University supporters, the community at large and theatergoers can show lasting support for SHU’s new theater in downtown Fairfield through the recent ‘Name a Seat’ campaign.
Individuals, families and local businesses can leave their mark on the theater with personalized messages inscribed on a plaque that will be placed on the back of a theater seat. It is a way for community members to show their support and promote their businesses, to celebrate or honor a loved one or to mark a special day. Each plaque informs patrons of community support for the theater and also funds the production of exceptional entertainment, as well as educational and youth programs.
“We know how much theater means to the community of Fairfield and beyond,” said Bill Harris, director of the theater. “We are delighted to finally open its doors after a 10-year hiatus and offer a range of entertainment. This seat nomination campaign will allow us to enhance programming while honoring our incredible, dedicated patrons and local businesses. The theater appreciates the support of the community and the way they have welcomed us again. We are dedicated to cinema, performance and education.
There are three options in the campaign:
- $ 1,000 per plaque for orchestra seats (57 available)
- $ 500 per plate for main seats (311 available)
- $ 250 per plate for balcony level seats (51 available)
Each plaque will measure 1 “high by 3” wide and can be engraved on two lines. The names of seat donors will be included on the theatre’s donor list in its annual report. All seat designation contributions are 100% tax deductible. The names will remain for the life of the seat or until it is replaced.
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About the University of the Sacred Heart
As the second largest independent Catholic university in New England and one of the most dynamic in the United States, the University of the Sacred Heart is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. . SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs at its Fairfield, Connecticut campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. Over 9,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; communication, media and the arts; social work; computer science and engineering; Health professions; Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business and Technology; Dr. Susan L. Davis, RN, & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and the Saint-Vincent College. The Sacred Heart differs from other Catholic institutions because it was created and run by lay people. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time encourages students to be forward-thinking thinkers who implement changes – in their own lives, in their professions and in their communities. . The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Top 386 Colleges – 2021 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best Business Schools – 2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning NPR affiliate radio station WSHU, a Division I track and field program, and an impressive performing arts program that includes a choir, orchestra, dance and theater. www.sacredheart.edu