Sacred Heart Academy, College theatre campaigns are well on their way


Newman University is on track to reach its goal of $100,000 for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, as part of the university’s campaign to re-establish the theatre program.

To bring back the program, $100,000 is needed each year for three years, with a large portion of the support coming from Sacred Heart Academy and Sacred Heart College alumni.

Sacred Heart Academy students and faculty have surpassed their goal of $20,000 per room for two rooms to be named in honor of Ambrosine Comerford, ASC and Salome Herman, ASC, who were integral figures in the theatre program at the Academy.

Sacred Heart College alumni have also raised $10,000 for a room dedicated to Lillian (formerly Sister Theophone) Taylor, another influential figure in the program’s history.

The Adorers of the Blood of Christ have pledged to match donations from both the Academy and the College up to a total of $30,000 to help reach the final goal of $60,000 for the three rooms.

The university will stage ceremonies to dedicate each room to honor the three teachers. The rooms for Sisters Ambrosine and Salome will likely be dedicated on the same day, as many of the donors from the Academy gave to both rooms. The room honoring Taylor will have a separate dedication date, as donors are primarily from the College. Dates are still being determined. Donors will be informed when the dedications are scheduled to take place.