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. 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


Corning Incorporated Foundation
St. Lawrence County Arts Council & NYSCA
The Sweetgrass Foundation
Willow Tree Florist & Landscaping

Media Sponsors
Daily Courier Observer
North Country Public Radio
Mix 96.1

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