Institutional Giving

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center gratefully acknowledges its institutional donors for their generous investment in the performing arts at Maryland. Federal, state and public agencies, private charitable foundations and corporations help underwrite the programs that distinguish The Clarice as one of the nation’s leading performing arts centers in a university setting.

Institutional funders support The Clarice’s Artist Partner Program, the commissioning of new work and artist residencies which provide meaningful opportunities to engage audiences both on and off-campus. The Clarice’s intentional and comprehensive collaboration between its visiting artists, undergraduate and graduate students has firmly cemented our place as a leader in our field.

For more information about institutional giving opportunities, please contact Cecily Habimana, Assistant Director of Insitutional Giving, at 301.405.9608 or habimana@umd.edu.

Institutional donors

Maryland State Arts Council

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

National Endowment for the Arts Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation New England Foundation for the Arts
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  • Association of Performing Arts Presenters/MetLife Foundation All-In: Re-imagining Community Participation Grant Program
  • Fox Ventures LLC
  • The MARPAT Foundation
  • Maryland Humanities Council
  • The Presser Foundation
  • Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council
  • The Stringer Foundation
  • The Williams Companies, Inc.
  • Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase Maryland

Employer matching gifts can double the impact of your gift.

Our thanks to the following companies for their recent matching gift contributions.

  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • BASF Corporation
  • Boeing Corporation
  • Chevron Matching Gift Program
  • Global Impact
  • Harris Foundation
  • IBM Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Foundation
  • Verizon Foundation

The Clarice gratefully acknowledges the initial funding support provided by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and appreciates its partnership with Prince George's County and the Department of Parks and Recreation.