Giving Tuesday is a special day of the year where thousands of NMSU Aggie alumni and students from around the country, rally to support the mission of NMSU. This day of giving benefits all of our students by funding scholarships, supporting students in need, and creating new opportunities in the classroom, lab, and on the field. We would appreciate you making a donation online on Tuesday, November 29th in support of the Giving Tuesday movement.

Thank you for supporting the arts and the next generation of artists in New Mexico!


Visit HERE to be redirected to a donation page for our Theatre Arts Scholarships.  The page is hosted by the NMSU Foundation (so you know your gift is safe and secure!).  On that page, you will be able to choose which of our funds you would like to contribute to.  They include:
  • Caroline L. and Frederic C. Thompson Endowed Scholarship
  • Dr. Joe Denk Memorial Current Use Scholarship
  • Eve Yoquelet Scholarship
  • Kimberly Ming Theatre Arts Scholarship
  • Sharon Beth Kallick Memorial Scholarship
  • Sutherland-McManus Memorial Theatre Arts Scholarship
  • Theatre Arts Endowed Scholarship
  • Theatre Arts Scholarship
  • Thomas A. Erhard Endowed Playwriting Scholarship
  • NMSU Theatre Summer Theatre Academy
  • Theatre Arts Student Group - Ember Theatre Co.
  • The NMSU Theatre Arts Department


Or you can mail a donation to us at:

NMSU Theatre Arts
MSC 3072, P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001


A heartfelt thanks to all of you that have contributed to the NMSU Theatre Arts program and The American Southwest Theatre Company. Your patronage allows us to provide the highest quality of education for our students and to bring quality shows to the public.

Our current students, our alumni and our faculty staff appreciate your long term interest in our program.

Of course every year we begin anew and giving is always in season, so if you’d like to continue supporting our program, or perhaps become a first time donor, we certainly welcome you to peruse our many donation paths to benefit the Department of Theatre Arts: Direct Donations, Sponsoring Shows and Program Ads, and Scholarships.


We invite you to join our ASTC Center Stage Society! 

With a donation of $500 or more to the American Southwest Theatre Company, you will receive two (2) complimentary season tickets and receive an American Southwest Theatre Company proud supporter license plate along with an ASTC mask!

This donation goes to the American Southwest Theatre Company which supports our students via funding guest artists, travel scholarships, a senior scholarship, and enhancements to our season's productions. 


Below are our different levels of donations, please take a look and contact Melis White, 575-646-5122 or, to arrange your ASTC donation:


ASTC Giving Levels:

Center Stage Society Donation Levels:


While we are having to be flexible with our production season, please know that we will do our very best to provide you with theatrical experiences from our program. We hope you will consider both a season subscription and becoming a donor – our students, faculty, and staff appreciate your support. 

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

With Best Regards,

Wil Kilroy and the faculty, staff, and students of NMSU and ASTC


Sponsoring Shows & Program Ads

We also have sponsors for certain shows, and always welcome ads in our program. Please contact the department office at 575-646-5122 or for info about these opportunities.