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The MAC, through its partnership with the College of DuPage Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization; offers multiple funding opportunities that you can choose from to support and elevate our programs and community’s culture.

Sustain the Arts Fund: Initiated to assure resources and stability, gifts to the Sustain the Arts Fund are divided among MAC program areas of Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, Cleve Carney Museum of Art. New Philharmonic Orchestra and MAC presentations to impact and sustain all of our offerings.   

MAC General Fund: MAC General Fund supports the overall and ongoing operations of the McAninch Arts Center. Donating to this fund helps the MAC continue to bring the finest in performing and visual arts to our community. Give Now

Cleve Carney Museum of Art and Endowed Art Fund: Cleve Carney believed that art is a gift best shared with others. Contributions support vital programming such as artist engagement opportunities for community members and students, museum exhibitions, artist commissions, new acquisitions and other teaching and learning tools that foster cultural enrichment. Give Now

New Philharmonic Fund: Under the artistic direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, this professional orchestra creates innovative arrangements of both classical compositions and modern works. The beloved ensemble, in residence at the MAC, has inspired classical music enthusiasts in Chicago and the suburbs for nearly four decades. Your support enables New Philharmonic to continue to make music accessible to new audiences and youth through a variety of educational efforts. Give Now

The Belushi Artist-in-Residence Fund: Supports artist-in-residence activities at the MAC, including master classes, workshops and lecture demonstrations; in memory of COD alumnus John Belushi. Give Now

Ronald Lemme Lecture Series Fund: This fund exists to support and promote the College Lecture Series; it was established in memory of Dr. Ron Lemme, a 30-year leader at COD.

Dr. Donald and Helen (Gum) Westlake Endowment for Student Productions: Investment earnings from the Westlake Endowment support College Theater, specifically the enhancement of production values, such as costumes, sets, orchestra or special effects; for student theater productions.

Arts Center Endowment: Gifts to the Arts Center Endowment support the MAC’s “savings account,” and go into a principal secured, invested account that provides ongoing support for arts programming for generations to come.

Estate Gifts: The McAninch Arts Center and the College of DuPage Foundation can also provide you with Planned Giving opportunities that include life income, special trusts and bequests. The Seaton Society has been established to allow the College and the Foundation to recognize and thank those who have been thoughtful and generous in including us in their estate plan.

For more information, please contact the College of DuPage Foundation at (630)942-2462.

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