A Message from the Executive Director

The arts provide us with a diverse array of benefits. They can be a vehicle for expression, introspection, learning and education, or simply a means of satisfaction. In order to provide these and the many other benefits of presenting arts events, generous financial and in-kind contributions are essential.

Each year, approximately 50% of ticket sales cover our cost to present high-quality artists in Potsdam. All of your support will go directly to offsetting these costs. However, gifts designated to the CPS Endowment for the Arts are permanently invested in order to help ensure that performing arts experiences are available for future generations.

As a donor, you would enjoy recognition such as acknowledgement in CPS programs, inclusion in lobby displays and invitations to special events. This recognition can remain anonymous if so chosen.

Please consider becoming a member of the CPS family! Join the many others who have come together to create great things through the arts.

Thank you very much!

Donations can be made through our website or through the CPS Box Office. To discuss giving opportunities in more detail, please contact Executive Director Jason L. Dominie at 315-267-3763 or dominijl@potsdam.edu.

Current Endowed Annual Performances

The Cania Family Endowment

The N. Brock and Janie McElheran Visiting Artists

The Maresca Visiting Artists & Maresca Family Endowment for the Arts

Felix and Helen M. Ranlett Organ Recital

Stearns-Cottrell Petting Zoo Endowment

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

As of July 30, 2018, total endowment principal is approximately $1.6M.

Thank you:


Lisa & Sal Cania

William Glaser, in memory of Philip Glaser

Roger & Janice Johnson Foundation

Brock & Janie McElheran

The Maresca Family

Friends of Kathleen A. Olsen

Judith & John Ranlett

Ruth Stearns, in memory of Kenneth Cottrell

Series Underwriters

Crane School of Music

SUNY Potsdam


Corning Incorporated Foundation

Sergi’s Family Restaurant

The Sweetgrass Foundation

Willow Tree Florist & Landscaping

Media Sponsors

Courier Observer

North Country Public Radio

Ready to Give?

To give online, proceed to the Potsdam College Foundation's secure giving form below. Please be sure to designate your gift to "CPS."

Donations can also be added to your online ticket purchase.