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Endowments and Awards

Center for the Performing Arts

John L. Brown, Jr. and Marlynn Steele Sidehamer Endowment for the Center for the Performing Arts
Established by John L. Brown, Jr. and Marlynn Steele Sidehamer (’84 D.Ed. Curriculum/Instruction).  The purpose of the endowment is to provide monies to support performances at the Center for the Performing Arts.

Nina C. Brown Endowment for the Performing Arts
Established by the estate of Nina C. Brown, director of Penn State's Artist's Series from 1957 to 1985, to provide continuing support for presentations of Beethoven's string quartets and other chamber music at the Center for the Performing Arts. A press release about the endowment is posted here.

Richard Robert Brown Program Endowment for the Center for Performing Arts
Established by Richard Robert Brown (’60 B.S. Metallurgy), the purpose of this endowment is to foster an appreciation of the performing arts in undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State University.  Monies provided through this endowment are intended to provide funding for programs at the Center for the Performing to make the Center more accessible, affordable, and interesting to undergraduate students at the University.

Norma and Ralph Condee Chamber Music Endowment
Established by the late Ralph Condee and his late wife, Norma Condee, the purpose of this endowment is to support the presentation of professional chamber music concerts at Penn State presented through the Center for the Performing Arts.

Eisenhower Auditorium Endowment
The purpose of this endowment is to help ensure the variety, frequency and quality of outstanding performing arts events at the Eisenhower Auditorium.

Sidney and Helen S. Friedman Endowment for the Center for the Performing Arts
Established by the late Sidney Friedman ( ’42 B.A. Comm.) and the late Helen S. Friedman (’42 B.S. Educ.) to provide monies to support the programs of the Center for the Performing Arts. 

Glenn and Nancy Gamble Endowment for the Center for the Performing Arts
Established by Glenn W. Gamble ('51 B.S. AG, '55 M. Ed. AG, '59 D. Ed. ED) and Nancy Saylor Gamble ('52 B.S. HHD, '55 M. Ed. HHD) to provide monies to support programming at the Center for the Performing Arts.

Hall-LeKander Endowment for the Performing Arts
Established by Daniel J. LeKander and Peggy Hall LeKander (’75 B.S. Elem./Kindergarten Educ.) in honor of the late Fred W. and Ethel S. Hall and the late Julia Bonchack Hall.  The purpose of the endowment is to provide monies to involve elderly citizens in Center for the Performing Arts programs.

Honey and Bill Jaffe Endowment for Audience Development for the Center for Performing Arts
Established by William A. Jaffe (’60 B.A. Journalism) and Honey Jaffe to enrich the Center for the Performing Arts by providing monies for audience development.

Meghan R. Mason Program Endowment for the Center for the Performing Arts
Established by John M. Mason, Jr. ('72 B.S. Capital, Trans. Tech.) and Michelle R. Mason, the purpose of this endowment is to provide monies to support educational performances and special educational events hosted by the Center for the Performing Arts.

McQuaide Blasko Endowment in the Center for the Performing Arts
Established by McQuaide Blasko, this endowment provides monies to support programs in the performing arts to develop and encourage an interest in the performing arts in young children and youth.

William E. McTurk Endowment for Program Support for the Center for the Performing Arts
Established by the estate of William E. McTurk to support the ongoing program of the Center by providing monies that can be used to keep the Center’s services accessible and affordable, to enhance the Center’s educational services and outreach, and to maintain the highest artistic quality.

Pieter and Lida Ouwehand Endowment for the Center for the Performing Arts
Established by Pieter W. and Lida Ouwehand, the purpose of this endowment is to enrich the College of Arts and Architecture by providing monies for the operations and activities of the Center for the Performing Arts. It is the donors’ desire that available funds be used to support activities and programs related to classical music.

Penn State International Dance Ensemble Endowment for the Center for the Performing Arts
Established by members, alumni, parents, and friends of the Penn State International Dancers, this endowment provides monies to the Center for the Performing Arts in support of international dance and music programs including, by not limited to, professional performance, tickets, and expenses related to learning and experiencing international dance and music.

Gerald B. M. and Sylvia Stein Memorial Endowment for the Center for the Performing Arts
Established by Dr. Gerald B. M. Stein (’43 B.A. Psychology), the purpose of this endowment is to support the ongoing programs of the Center for the Performing Arts by providing monies to keep the Center’s services accessible and affordable, to enhance the Center’s outreach and educational services, and to maintain the highest artistic quality.

Statements of Intent:

Future funding commitment from Lynn Donald Breon (’59 B.S. Business Admin.) to provide monies to support the Center for the Performing Arts.

Future funding commitment from Ben Bronstein ('61 B.A. Journalism) to provide monies to establish the Ben Bronstein '61 Program Endowment for Jazz in the Center for the Performing Arts.

Future funding commitment from Dotty (’68 M.A. Social Studies) and Paul Rigby to establish The Dotty and Paul Rigby Classical Music Endowment which will support classical music programming at the Center for the Performing Arts.