Please Support the Performing Arts in Our Community

The arts provide us with a vehicle for “expressing the inexpressible,” for introspection and for reaching a deeper understanding of ourselves.

Generous financial and in-kind contributions to Community Performance Series provide the support needed to continue programming world-class artists in Potsdam, New York, which are enjoyed by patrons from St. Lawrence and adjoining counties, and beyond.

Donors enjoy recognition in CPS programs and annual reports, inclusion in lobby displays, and invitations to special events.

All of your support to CPS goes directly to presenting artists and producing programs. Gifts restricted to the CPS Endowment for the Arts are permanently invested to help ensure performing arts experiences for future generations.

Become a member of the CPS family! Together we can do great things for northern New York through the arts.

As a benefit of our residency at SUNY Potsdam, gifts to CPS are processed through the Potsdam College Foundation. Clicking the link below will allow you to give online through the Foundation website. Please be sure to indicate that your gift is intended for Community Performance Series in the space provided. Also, please be aware that your credit card will reflect a charge from Potsdam College Foundation.

For individual and business sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jason Dominie at 315-267-3763 or dominijl@potsdam.edu.


Endowed Annual Performances
The Cania Family Endowment
The N. Brock and Janie McElheran Visiting Artists
The Maresca Visiting Artists
L. Felix and Helen M. Ranlett Organ Recital
Stearns-Cottrell Kids Concert Endowment

Series Underwriters
SUNY Potsdam
Edward John Noble Foundation


Corning Incorporated Foundation
Great Northern Printing & Embroidery
Frazer Computing, Inc.
St. Lawrence County Arts Council & NYSCA
Stewart's Shops
The Sweetgrass Foundation
T. Urling and Mabel Walker
Willow Tree Florist & Landscaping

Media Sponsors
Daily Courier Observer
Mountain Lake PBS
North Country Public Radio

Donors from 5/1/16 - 7/1/16

$50,000 +
Edward John Noble Foundation, Inc.
SUNY Potsdam *

$10,000 - $49,000
Lisa & Sal Cania
Barbara & Michael Maresca

$5,000 – $9,999
Frazer Computing, Inc.
Judith & John Ranlett
The Sweetgrass Foundation

$2,500 - $4,999
Bicknell Building Supply*
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Loren “Coco” Mayer
New York State Presenters Network
St. Lawrence County Arts Council –
NYSCA Decentralization Grant Program
Stewart’s Shops

$1,000 - $2,499
Amy Flack
Collegiate Village of Potsdam*
Great Northern Printing*
Sergi’s Restaurant*
Jill Simmons & David Dik

$500 – $999
Bette & Don Bergeron
Kristin Esterberg & Sue Bergmeier
Nancy & Michael Griffin
Tori Oakes
Carol & David Rourke
Rich & Mary VanLeuven
Mona Ouimet Vroman & David Vroman

$250 – $499
Jane Bellows
Mary Jane & Gerard Butler
Vernice Church
John & Marsha Colt
Sue Connors
David & Sandra Demarest
Bob & Jackie Sauter
Wally & Tina Siebel
Toby White & Kathy Johnson-White


$100 – $249
Ginger Armpriester
Jean Blackmore & Cathy Switzer
Christa & James Carroll
Jackie Degraw
Danielle Edwards
Jerry & Laura Griffin
Evan & Connie Harper
Roger & Helen Hutchinson
Jennie King
Janice Marlow
Gerald & Sue Maston
Christine Paige
Doug & Jill Rubio
Helen Scott-Curtis
Robert Shurtleff
John Smith
Chris Watts & Kay Caldwell
Carolyn M. White
Jack & Noreen Doyle Levitt
Nancy Demo
Thomas & Elizabeth Jenison
Amanda & Tracy Strock

We are grateful to the following individuals and organizations who have established endowment funds in support of CPS:

Lisa & Sal Cania
William Glaser, in memory of Philip Glaser
Roger & Janice Johnson Foundation
N. Brock & Janie McElheran
The Maresca Family
Friends of Kathleen A. Olsen
Judith & John Ranlett
Ruth Stearns, in memory of Kenneth Cottrell

Performing Arts Center | 44 Pierrepont Avenue | Potsdam, NY 13676 | 315-267-2277