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 Susan Berkun, Assistant Director of Institutional Giving, at 301.405.9608 or

Institutional donors

Maryland State Arts Council

The Visiting Artist Series at The Clarice is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council.






The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation, Inc.

Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Project and Fund



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
  • Chevron Matching Gift Program
  • IBM Corporation
  • 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.