Lights Up Promo Image featuring Seth and Jenavene Bazacas

'Lights Up' Theatre Opportunities


The money raised for "Lights Up!" has allowed the ACU Theatre to dramatically increase opportunities for the department by helping fund:

  • Agents and casting directors from New York City and other regional areas invited to attend our Senior Showcase. This is an effort to gain our graduates representation in the professional world of performing.
  • Workshops throughout the year provided by theatre in dance, design, vocal and acting techniques, etc.
  • Assistance for our students to attend unified auditions and conferences.
  • Guest designers and artists, accompanists, support staff in costume and scenic shops, etc.
  • Various equipment needs that face the department from year to year.

In short, the department has come to depend on "Lights Up!" to enable the continued commitment to excellence.

Ways to Give

Give Online

Give by Mail

  • Send your check payable to:

ACU Theatre
Lights Up!
ACU Box 27843
Abilene, TX  79699

  • Please also include a short note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose or designation of your gift.

Matching Gifts

  • Take your giving to the next level with a matching gift. Let us know if your or your spouse’s employer has a matching gift program. Your company may match, double, or even triple your initial gift and significantly increase the impact for our students.

Electronic Transfer

  • You can set up an Electronic Fund Transfer to make your gift automatically from your bank account on a monthly or quarterly basis. Fill out the EFT Authorization Form, indicate Lights Up! and mail it to:

ACU Gift Records
ACU Box 29132 
Abilene, TX 79699

ACU Faculty and Staff Giving

  • Faculty and staff inspire our students’ minds every day. Their hard work is critical to students’ success. The faculty and staff at the ACU Theatre have chosen to go above and beyond by making a financial contribution. If you are an ACU faculty or staff member, you can choose payroll deduction and have your donation automatically deducted from your paycheck. This is an easy way to spread your gift over a period of time. Fill out the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form, indicate Lights Up! and mail it to:

Human Resources Department
ACU Box 29106
Abilene, TX 79699

Current Donors 

SPOTLIGHT ($1000 or more)

  • Hab and Samantha Adkins
  • Nelson Coates
  • Don and Rudith Drennan
  • Jack and Karen Rich
  • David and Karen Swearingen
  • Jim and Lana Trietsch
  • Joe and Kaye Price-Hawkins
    • Gift from the Kaye Price-Hawkins and Joe Hawkins Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene

ONSTAGE ($500-999)

  • Dan and Jennifer Burdett
  • Leslie Casey
  • Sandy and Clay Freeman
  • Adam and Donna Hester
  • Dr. and Mrs. Darryl Tippens

FRONT ROW ($250-499)

  • Jenavene and Seth Bazacas
  • Lauren and Robert Hance
  • Debra and Scott Isham
  • Linda and Scott Kemp
  • Ken and Deborah Martin
  • Dawne and Jeremy Meeks

CURTAIN CALL ($100-249)

  • Sarah Carlson
  • Craig and Beth Ann Fisher
  • Johnathan& Ginny Godsey
  • Mel Hailey
  • John and Karene Neill
  • Gwen White