Performing Arts Fund

Performing Arts Fund – Learn about becoming a donor!

Would you like to make a mark on an audience member of the future? Just as the gift of Clifford Y. Stephens (ISU Dairy Science grad, 1925) helped to build a great performance hall, your special donation can have an impact for generations to come.

Donors to the Performing Arts Fund support the mission of Stephens Auditorium:

  • To engage, educate and inspire audiences through performing arts and contribute to a culturally unique quality of life.


Your gifts to the Performing Arts Fund support great performances and more:

  • Performing Arts Series – presents world-class artists and performances
  • Ames International Orchestra Festival – brings internationally recognized symphony orchestras
  • Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Art Institute Youth Matinee Series – presents educationally-oriented performances for elementary, middle and high school students
  • ONSTAGE Program – introduces high school and university students to the performing arts
  • Young Artist Residency – brings rising young artists to the community to perform and interact with young people and adults in a variety of settings
  • Ticket Donation Program – provides complimentary tickets to local nonprofit organizations