Donors

When complete, the new PAAC and the restored Bryce Main will be one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings on campus and the centerpiece for the expansion into the Bryce property. To make this facility a reality, we will need the financial support of our UA friends and those who love the performing arts and the University of Alabama as much as we do. We hope you will join us in supporting The Campaign for the Performing Arts.

~ Bill and Mary Battle, Campaign Co-Chairs

Campaign Cabinet

The $15 million Campaign for the Performing Arts is being led by a group of dedicated volunteers. These individuals share a love of the performing arts and are committed to helping UA theatre and dance students achieve their dreams.

Sela Ward and a layout of a room

Ms. Sela Ward

Honorary Chair

Beverly Hills, California

Bill Battle and a layout of a room

Coach Bill Battle

Co-Chair

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mary Battle and a layout of a room

Ms. Mary Battle

Co-Chair

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Ms. Laura Abernathy

Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. Robert Abernathy

Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. Dan Blakley

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Ms. Karen Brooks

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. Mark Crews

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Ms. Rebekah Elgin-Council

Birmingham, Alabama

Ms. Frances Fisher

Palm Beach, Florida

Mr. Frank Gregory

Wetumpka, Alabama

Mr. Jim Harrison

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. Bobby Humphrey

Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. Peter Lowe

Huntsville, Alabama

Ms. Vaughan Morrissette

Mobile, Alabama

Dr. Rhett Murray

Huntsville, Alabama

Mr. Nick Perdomo

Miami Beach, Florida

Dr. Cathy Randall

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Ms. Linda Shumilas

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Mr. Hugh Thomas

Birmingham, Alabama

Donors

Thanks to our generous alumni and friends who are helping make the Performing Arts Academic Center a reality by supporting the Campaign.

Picture of Robert and Laura Abernathy

Robert and Laura Abernathy

"We are excited about the PAAC because it will establish Alabama as a destination University for top faculty and students in the performing arts. We believe this is a project with broad appeal—particularly the expansion of the campus and the Welcome Center. It is also a long-needed facility for the students and the city for touring performances and for University productions. It will be the talk of the performing arts world for years to come. There will not be an on-campus performing arts center that will compare to this unique combination of the historic and the new. And guess where it will be ... that's right, at The University of Alabama. Roll Tide Roll."

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Nick and Janine Perdomo

"We are honored to contribute to The University of Alabama Performing Arts Academic Center. We have a very special bond to the University. Both of our children, Nicholas and Natalie, attended The University of Alabama. We do not think you will find a finer university in the country. One that not only educates the mind, but fills the soul as well. From the campus, to the professors, to the deans, and the president, you will not find better and more dedicated people. Although we do not live in Alabama, we consider The University of Alabama our second home. We feel privileged and honored to be able to contribute to Performing Arts Academic Center."

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Linda and Robert Shumilas

"The Theatre and Dance Department at The University of Alabama deserves a performance center that reflects the program's outstanding artistic achievements. As part of the magnificent restoration of the historic Bryce Main Building, the new Performing Arts Academic Center will make this complex an architectural and artistic jewel of The University and the State of Alabama."

  • Bill and Mary Battle
  • The College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Board
  • The Estate of Robert Brennan
  • The Bryce Hospital Cemetery Donor Advised Fund
  • Ehney and Pat Camp
  • John H. and Grace McMillan Estep Charitable Foundation
  • Ann and Carl Jones
  • Rebecca and Frank Gregory
  • Camilla Huxford
  • Jack and Betty Moore
  • The Reese Phifer, Jr. Memorial Foundation
  • Holland and Carolyn Powell