Support San Mateo High School Drama


Greetings Potential Supporter,

San Mateo High School (SMHS) has built a reputation for excellence in musical theatre and drama across many generations of students. While some have gone on to make a living in the performing arts, far more of our graduates have received great benefit from the lessons of teamwork, preparation, and poise developed on or behind our stage.

We do not receive funding from either SMHS or from the San Mateo Union High School District. Our quality Drama program is only possible because of generous donations to the SMHS Drama Boosters organization from friends, families and sponsors. Ticket and concession sales usually cover only about 60% of the expense to put on two musical and one dramatic performance a year.

This year our theater, the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, will be closing for renovations. Finding another venue for our 2011-2012 school productions has placed a great burden on the financial health of our program. Significant additional new expenses will arise for moving sets, costumes, light, sound and musical equipment to an outside venue. We anticipate an increase in expenses of $35,000 this year over our usual operating expenses.

We would truly appreciate your support of the SMHS Drama Program. There would be no program, if it wasn't for people like you who understand the value of education in the Arts. Contributions can be made using a credit card by clicking on Make a Donation. To pay by check, please download contribution form. If you have any questions or would like to discuss additional ways to lend support to the SMHS Drama Boosters please contact us at


Audience $20 - $49 LEVELS OF SUPPORT Crew $50 - $99
Ensemble $100 - $249 Understudies $250 - $499 Stars $500 - $999
Director $1,000 - $2,499 Producer $2,500 - $4,999 Champions $5,000 +