Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Honor Old Globe's Craig Noel
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Darlene Marcos Shiley, chair of the University of San Diego Board of Trustees, and her husband, Donald, have given the joint Old Globe/University of San Diego Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Arts program $500,000 to endow the Craig Noel Distinguished Professorship in Graduate Theater.
Generous supporters of the San Diego arts landscape, the Shileys initially shared their plans to establish a tribute in Mr. Noel’s honor with the Old Globe/USD program’s co-founder and former USD Provost, Sr. Sally Furay, RSCJ. Sr. Furay conveyed the news to Mr. Noel just days before his April 3 death. The iconic 94-year-old founder of San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre was astonished. The Shileys intended to honor their dear friend’s lifetime achievements and professional contributions to San Diego’s theater arts community. (Full Story)