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Make a Difference Giving to Michigan State University
  • $35,905 RAISED OF $75,000 GOAL


  • Robin Hyman $1,000
  • Rachel Michaud $50
  • Benjamin McGuire $100
  • Mayette Hicks $100
  • Catherine Lazar $50
  • Saltia Biscette $100
  • Amy Basel $100
  • Anonymous $150
  • Megan Maddox $10
  • Evelyn Jackson $500
  • Benjamin English $30
  • Adam Heins $30
  • Kelsey Southwick $30
  • Nancy Passanante $30,000
  • Maryann Herrera $50
  • Natalie Puckett $50
  • Kathryn Hamilton $250
  • Ryonn Clute $50
  • Elizabeth Cruz $60
  • Robin Miner-Swartz $25
  • Rich Sneary – Merrill Lynch $2,400
  • Eric Olmscheid $175
  • David Tratt $250
  • Randall Fields $60
  • Jarrod Bradford $150
  • Lisa Rentz $35
  • Kristen Calabrese $100

Arts Within Reach at Wharton Center

The arts have the power to teach, inspire, unify, and truly transform individuals
of all ages and backgrounds. At Wharton Center, we believe there should be no
barriers to the arts—social, economic, or physical. We created Arts Within
Reach to ensure that every person can experience the magic of live performance
at Wharton Center.

Contributions to Arts Within Reach:

  • Cover the cost for all K-12 students to attend school day matinees
  • Subsidize transportation expenses as needed
  • Welcome economically challenged children and families to Wharton
  • Support families attending our Sensory-Friendly Performances
  • Provide scholarships for students to participate in arts education

Every Gift Has a Positive Impact!

  • A donation of $30 allows an MSU student to attend a Broadway Series
  • A donation of $65 covers the cost for a group of four to attend a Family Series show, including our Sensory-Friendly Performances.
  • A donation of $175 will bring a class of K-12 students to a school day
  • A donation of $450 allows two high schools to participate in our Sutton
    Foster Awards.
  • A donation of $1,200 allows two high school classes to attend a Broadway Series performance.

Thank you for helping to make the arts accessible to all!

About Wharton Center

Wharton Center for Performing Arts is the busiest performing arts center in the
state of Michigan and one of the nation’s premiere university venues. We engage
our community through dynamic programming, education, and outreach.

At Wharton Center, we feel a profound sense of responsibility to the mission of
our founders to bring the arts to the entire community and to be a space where
people can be their authentic selves. We recognize the arts are a catalyst for
connection that can bring forward positive change. We are committed to
engaging artists who contribute to the strength of our community, celebrating
the lived experiences of every individual, and supporting your access to the
transformative power of live performing arts.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 23OOPCF1GTAWRWC” in the note section.

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