Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years

Your Support Makes ART Happen!

Your support of the Community Arts Partnership's annual fund makes our work of strengthening the arts throughout Tompkins County possible.  

We are so grateful for your new and continued support of the Community Arts Partnership during this difficult time. We understand that we have probably all taken a financial hit and you are worried about the health and safety of your families. We too are feeling these burdens. All we can say is that if you have the resources, we need your support in 2020 more than ever as we will experience shortfalls in government and private funding. If you love what CAP contributes to Tompkins County, please consider supporting us through the web link below or by check.

All gifts will be acknowledged on our website and annual report unless otherwise specified by the donor.  
We'll send a thank-you letter acknowledging your gift as a tax deductable charitable donation. 

Note: If you are interested in donating instead to our Emergency Artist Relief Fund (EARF), you can do so online at our Grant page.


Payable to "Community Arts Partnership". Mail to: Community Arts Partnership, 110 N. Tioga Street, #301, Ithaca, NY 14850.  Include the name(s) you would like CAP to use in their donor acknowledgements, your e-mail address, and (if donating $300 and up) that you would like to join the Advocacy Circle  (see below.) 


This button is for general donations to CAP - much needed!!!!!  (There's an option to divide your donation into monthly payments!) 



a pledge of $300 or more - for 3 years)

What is the Advocates Circle?

The Community Arts Partnership has a proud history of administering quality programing and the time is right for this organization to do more. There are currently new opportunities, partnerships and collaborations being developed - and that's why we created the Advocates Circle.

Becoming a member of the Advocates Circle requires a pledge of (a minimum of) $300 a year for three years. Recently 20 of our friends and neighbors stepped forward to make such a pledge!

We invite you to become part of the Circle, thereby providing CAP with the resources needed to take on these important additional responsibilities: 

  • Working with local, state and national representatives to advocate effectively for Tompkins County's cultural institutions and opportunities.

  • Bring stakeholders together to define areas of mutual interest and develop clear messages and methods to advance those interests with a unified voice.  

  • Enrich local arts and cultural programs and projects through research and the development of sources of significant support from outside of Tompkins County.   

Benefits provided Advocacy Members include:

  • Invitation to CAP's annual celebration.  

  • Kickoff "first dibs" reception for our annual CAP-a-Palooza Art Sale Extraordinaire.

  • Monthly e-mail updates and news from CAP Director Megan Barber. 

Here is a list of those who gave support in 2019. 

** Advocate Circle Members have pledged $300 or more for a three year period.


Anonymous Private Foundation
Thomas Bruce & Judith Pratt **
Cornell University
Ithaca College
Tompkins County Trust Company (sponsor for CAP ArtSpace)

$800 TO $4,999

Peter Bloom & Janet Greenfield **
Bousquet Holstein PLLC (sponsor for Greater Ithaca Art Trail) 
Shelley & Ron Cooper **
CFCU Community Credit Union (sponsor for Ithaca Artist Market)
M & T Bank (sponsor for Spring Writes Literary Festival)
Seth Hiland **
Laura Lorson, Odyssey Bookstore (sponsor for Spring Writes Literary Festival) 
Precision Filters
The Wood Office (sponsor for Greater Ithaca Art Trail)
Diana Riesman & Frederick Cowett **
Thaler & Thaler (sponsor for Ithaca Artist Market)
Wegman's (sponsor for Spring Writes Literary Festival)

$100 to $799

Manuela Amzallag
Alan Barger & Karen Schantz
Gordon Barger **
Judy Barringer
Susan Blumenthal & David Kreinick
Tom and Donna Bohn **
Brett Bossard & Kerry Barnes
Dean Briere & Jeffrey Ange **
Derek and Nora Burrows  
Jim & Terry Byrnes **
Elissa Cogan & Barry Chester
Nicholas Down & Judy Malloy **
Fingerlakes Wealth Management (sponsor for CAP ArtSpace) 
First National Bank of Groton
Olana & Katie Forker
Fortuna Foundation
Martha Frommelt & Daivd Feldshuh **
Hardy Griffin **
Sally & David Grubb **
Laurel Hecht **
Kathryn Henion **
Jon & Mary Lee Jensen **
Jim Johnston & Linda Mack **
Shelagh Johnston & Louis Riley **
Ileen Kaplan & Michael Maxwell
Rachel Kaufmann
Holly and Michael Kazarinoff
Susan Kramer *
David Kuckuk & Sheila Danko **
Rachel Lampert & David Squires 
Susan Larkin
John & Amy Little
Ellen McCollister & Robert Frank **
Elizabeth McMahon
Adrian McNairn
Jean & Daniel McPheeters
Barbara Mink **
Gerry and Viola Monaghan
Diana Nathanielsz
Jim & Dianne Orcutt **
Barbara Page **
Sue Perlgut **
Felicia and Robert Poes
Jari Poulin & Robert Karpman
Amy Reading & Jay Farmer
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Regan
Jon Reis Photography
Mary Reynolds
Carolyn Sampson
John & Vicki Saunders **
Fred & Margot Schoeps
Roger & Carole Sibley
June and Robert Silberman
Bryna & David Silbert
John & Carol Spence **
Jeff Spence & Lisa Harris
Ivy Stevens-Gupta & Sachin Gupta **
Charlie & Nancy Trautmann
Bill Trochim & Gwen Kudler **
Joanne Trutko & Christopher Carey
Sarah & Stephen Wicker **
Joel & Cathy Zumoff

TO $99
Susan Arnsten-Russell
Doug Baird
Beverly Baker
Alan Bargar & Karen Schantz"
Paula Bensadoun
Kate Blackwood
Pamela Bleiwas & Jeffrey Silber
Carol Bloomgarden
Tom Bonn
Ed Brothers
Steve Carver
Music's Recreation  
Caroline & Gerry Cox 
Patty Davis
Dante DiStefano
Laura Glenn
Daniel & Karen Governanti
Nerys Gregory
Charles Guttman & Shirley Ladd
Dede Hatch Photography
John Hopper
Mary Beth Ihnken & Mike Neely
Polly Joan
Deborah Jones
Mary Kane
Franny King
Dr. Bill  & Carol Klepack
Thomas and Patrice Kurz
Becky Lane
Kurt Lichtmann
Karlee Lillywhite
Candace Lucas
Katharyn Howd Machan
Cynthia Mannino
Terry & Randy Marcus
Fran Markover
Philip & Mary Lu McPheron
James Miller & Chrissie Schelhas-Miller
Bill & Stacey Murphy
Kristina O'Connor
Greg Page
Minna Resnick
George Rhoads& Emily Johnson
Marissa Richards
Marilyn Rivchin
Rosemary & Peter Rukavena
Marie Sanderson
Mary Shelley
Laurie Snyder
Fran Spadafora-Manzella
Elena Springett
Lynne Taetzsch
Torie Tiffany
Lesley Tillotson
Lisa Tsetse & Thomas Sperry
Matthys Van Cort  & Beth Prentice 
Nancy Vieira Couto
Peter Walz
Fred Warner
Susan Weisend & Eric Devin
Dave &  Susan Wohlhueter
Teresa Yatsko
Anastasia Zygarowicz

If your name has been incorrectly listed above, please contact Robin Schwartz