Foundation’s gift to the School of Drama establishes endowed scholarship fund to support
Yale School of Drama has received a $3.235 million gift from The Jerome L.
Greene Foundation Inc. to establish an endowed scholarship fund.
This is the largest single gift for scholarship ever made to Yale School of
Drama, said Dean James Bundy.
The Jerome L. Greene Foundation Fellowship, awarded annually and in perpetuity,
will underwrite the full tuition and living expenses of four students in the
school’s Acting Department in their third and final year of training.
“This new endowment gift from The Jerome L. Greene Foundation builds upon
a legacy of more than 80 years of excellence at the School of Drama by directly
investing in our students, reducing their financial burden and allowing them
greater flexibility to make significant creative choices early in their careers,” says
Bundy, who is also artistic director of the Yale Repertory Theatre, which is
affiliated with the school.
“The foundation’s visionary and inspired understanding of the theatre — particularly
the challenges that young actors face as they enter a profession where economic
rewards are not always commensurate with artistic excellence — is reflected
in this singular act of cultural leadership,” adds the Dean.
“Without good actors, we will not have good theatre,” says Dawn M.
Greene, president and chief executive officer of The Jerome L. Greene Foundation
Inc. “The depth and breadth of the training at Yale School of Drama have
distinguished the school throughout its history, and The Jerome L. Greene Foundation
is pleased to participate in the school’s continued mission to train future
generations of the most promising young artists.”
The first recipients of The Jerome L. Greene Foundation Fellowship will be
announced in the spring.
The Jerome L. Greene Foundation Inc., founded in 1978 by Jerome L. Greene,
is an exclusively charitable corporation that supports the arts, education
and medicine, as well as organizations, foundations and institutions dedicated
to those fields in the United States and the rest of the world that qualify
under Section 501©(3) of the International Revenue Code of 1954.
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