The continual improvement of quality arts education in Maryland schools depends on support from our generous donors. Together, we are working to make sure that arts education is recognized and implemented as a basic component of public education. If you would like to contribute to this important work, please use the donate button below or mail your donation directly to our office. 

AEMS makes every effort to keep this annual donor list accurate. If you find an error or omission, please contact Rachel McGrain at or 410-837-5500. Thank you for your support!


Fiscal Year 2020 Donors

Benefactor ($10,000+)

  • Maryland State Department of Education
  • Maryland State Arts Council
  • T. Rowe Price Foundation
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Clayton Baker Trust
  • Roche Family Foundation
  • Ausherman Family Foundation
  • Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
  • Delaplaine Foundation
  • Lockhart Vaughan Foundation
  • Robert Meyerhoff & Rheda Becker
  • Wells Fargo Foundation- Cultural Excellence Grant

Ambassador ($5,000-$9,999)

  • Patricia and Mark Joseph, The Shelter Foundation
  • Mary Ann Mears & Robert Embry
  • Abell Foundation
  • Knott Mechanical, Inc.
  • Sylvan-Laureate Foundation

Advocate ($1,000-$4,999)

  • Lyn Frankel
  • Brian Sullam 
  • Lois and Philip Macht Family Philanthropic Fund
  • Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Foundation
  • Martin Knott
  • M. Sigmund & Barbara K. Shapiro Philanthropic Fund
  • Sana & Andy Brooks Family Fund
  • Susan Magsamen
  • Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Harvey Fund
  • Alison & Arnold Richman
  • Linehan Family Foundation
  • Veronica Thomas
  • Jane Coffey 
  • Christine & Frank Bonanno
  • Harry L. Gladding Foundation
  • Wolman Family Foundation
  • Dan & Carla McGrain

Patron ($500-$999)

  • Carole Alexander
  • Danita Beck-Wickwire
  • Ellen Dew
  • Karen Footner
  • Peter & Lisa Dayton
  • The Amy Schuerholz Metz Memorial Fund for Charitable Giving
  • Dr. Frank C. Marino Foundation
  • Mary Jo & Scribner Messenger
  • Seawall Development
  • Sheila & Richard Riggs
  • Quanice Floyd

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