Performing Arts Fund News

by David Derong. News Support
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

A phenomenal performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Dr. Michael Golemo, Professor and Chair of the Music Department and Director of Bands at Iowa State University, lead a Celebrity Café talk before the performance. After the show, our donors and a group from our sponsor (WebFilings) had the chance to… Read more »

by David Derong. Support
Meet-the-Artist: Cast of Memphis the Musical

Meet-the-Artist Receptions are one of many benefits performing arts donors enjoy. On Thursday, October 24, 2013, donors who gave to the Performing Arts Fund at the $250 and above level met the cast from Memphis the Musical and heard all about their lives on tour. The relaxing post-show took place in the Celebrity Café on… Read more »

by Patti Cotter. Support
Jeremy-foundation

Students at the Iowa State University Foundation call center spent the last few weeks calling alumni to gather support for the Performing Arts Fund at the Iowa State Center. Overall we gained 134 pledges totaling almost $15,000 in support that is vital to our outreach programs and to keeping tickets affordable. Students at the call… Read more »

by Patti Cotter. Support
In Sterio

Our Donor Appreciation Event will be held on Oct. 29 on the Stephens Auditorium stage with a special performance by In Sterio, our artists-in-residence. Classically trained, yet stylistically unique, this innovative and captivating duo fuses virtuosic flute playing with original and eclectic cross-cultural music for an electrifying and powerful presentation of sound. In Sterio’s dynamic… Read more »

by Patti Cotter. Support
Students at the ISU Foundation are a big help in reaching out to help fund the performing arts at Stephens!

In the next few weeks, students in the ISU Foundation Phone Center are reaching out to Cyclone arts lovers. Their enthusiasm is contagious as they help gather pledges to reach our goal of over $150,000 in donations to the Performing Arts Fund, which supports affordable ticket prices and arts outreach programs such as Onstage, our… Read more »

by David Derong. Support
Bill Cosby

To recognize their commitment to our arts programs, donors at the $1,000 and above level get concierge service on any ticket order – including advance buying privileges as new shows are announced, like Bill Cosby, coming to Stephens on Oct. 18 and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, scheduled for Mar. 26. Want… Read more »

by ISC Staff. Support
Shrek - Celebrity Cafe Swamp

This year for Shrek the Musical, we hosted a fun pre-show event for families! From creating finger puppets to drawing “freak flags” that celebrate what makes each of us unique, everybody had a great time. Check out some of the photos from the Shrek photo booth!

by ISC Staff. News Support
The 2012 Bravo Award winners

In honor of the great Clifford Y. Stephens, whose vision and generosity made Stephens Auditorium a reality, a special event and award ceremony took place on stage on October 2nd. The Donor Appreciation Event celebrated over 500 donors whose gifts directly underwrite the talent fees paid to the performers who bring the arts to life… Read more »

by ISC Staff. Support
Travis Reed, sophomore in computer engineering, helped raise over $2,600 for the Performing Arts Fund this summer with his work at ISU Foundation.

It’s never easy asking strangers for help, but sophomore Travis Reed single-handedly inspired enough donors to raise over $2,600 for the Performing Arts Fund this summer. Those donations will help bring excellent musical and theatrical performances to Stephens Auditorium and continue to inspire new audiences to embrace the rich culture of Ames and the surrounding… Read more »