THE ALABAMA SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
The Alabama School of Fine Arts is a partially residential public school authorized and funded by the Alabama Legislature to provide tuition-free instruction to impassioned students grade 7-12. The school provides focused specialty instruction in Creative Writing, Dance, Mathematics and Science, Music, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts - as well as academic courses necessary to earn an Alabama high school diploma (which historically, 100% of seniors pass). ASFA’s five art departments accept students in grades 7-11, and admission is by audition only. Students traditionally and consistently win national awards and scholarships. ASFA has produced many Presidential Scholars and winners of the Young Arts, Gates Millenium Scholarship winners, National Merit Scholars and National Achievement Scholars. ASFA alumni have gone on to make news in medical research, the stage, music, movies and best-sellers such as Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy.
For more information about the school, please call 205-252-9241 or go to www.asfaschools.org.
THE ASFA FOUNDATION
The Dorothy Jemison Day Theater was built through the generosity of many individuals, corporations and foundations. It is named for the late and much beloved ASFA Foundation Board member Dorothy “Dodie” Jemison Day. The ASFA Foundation a 501c3 non-profit organization. Executive Director, raised over $7.8 million for the facility. The complex project took 18 months to complete. It is touted as the most technologically advanced venue of its kind in the Southeast. Major foundation donors include Alabama Power Foundation, Regions Financial Corporation Foundation, EBSCO, The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Hill Crest Foundation, Jemison Investment Co. Inc., Hugh Kaul Foundation, Robert Meyer Foundation, Compass Bank, Vulcan Materials Foundation, AT&T Foundation, Joseph S. Bruno Foundation, Ronne and Donald Hess Foundation and the Aletec/Styslinger Foundation.
Providing Birmingham’s arts community and talented young people, an optimum place to perform is a loving legacy to our city and the arts in general. There are many ways to give, and ASFA Foundation’s Leigh Horsley can advise no matter what the level of your generosity. As and example, engraved seat plaques are offered for $250 and $500. It is a wonderful way to honor someone special or to personally support the theater.