A message from Danny Williams, our executive director:

While we delight in welcoming a diverse audience to the CCA, it’s crucial to highlight that ticket sales alone don’t cover all our event expenses. Your support is essential. Generous donations, such as yours, provide the additional funding necessary to sustain our endeavors.

The backing of individual donors and corporate sponsors plays a pivotal role in our programming. Your tax-deductible contributions directly contribute to bringing exceptional artists to our stage. Consequently, we strive to maintain reasonable ticket prices, ensuring accessibility to our offerings for as many individuals as possible.

I urge you to join me in supporting the Collins Center for the Arts by making a donation and becoming a member. Your generosity will not only ensure the vitality of this cherished venue but also contribute to the cultural enrichment of our community.

Ways of Giving

Annual Appeal
You may make a credit card gift anytime! If you have questions on the form, please contact: 207.581.5100 or e-mail  Please review member benefits below.

Chamber Music Society
The Chamber Music Society is for those individuals who have a special affinity for chamber music. Each January a special appeal is sent out specifically to support chamber music. All or a portion of your gift to the Collins Center may be designated toward chamber music by indicating “Chamber Music” in the memo of your check or in the comment section online.

Planned Giving/Endowments
Endowments are an extremely important part of the long term strategy for the Collins Center for the Arts. Many endowments are established through a planned gift and the Collins Center is pleased to partner with the University of Maine Foundation to assist you with making a planned gift. If you would like to discuss how a planned gift or endowment could benefit the Collins Center, please contact the CCA’s Executive Director Daniel Williams, 207.581.1804 or the UMaine Foundation 207.581.5100.

Current Endowments Funds:

  • Marjorie C. Bailey Arts Fund
  • Richard C. and Elizabeth C. Hill Family Fund-Collins Center for the Arts
  • Mary Floros McClellan Fund
  • Alvin S. McNeilly Collins Center for the Arts Fund
  • Sanford & Joanne Miller Collins Center for the Arts Fund
  • Richard and Anne Owsley Collins Center for the Arts Fund
  • Faith Shesong White ‘38 Flower Fund
  • The John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches Chamber Music Series Fund
  • Collins Center for the Arts Theater Outreach Fund
  • Dr. Jeffery Mills ’82 & Dr. Tammy Mills ’04
  • Collins Center for the Arts Fund
  • Thaxter Family Fund for the Performing Arts
  • John & Suzanne Miller Fund for Miller’s Cafe
  • March Family Fund
  • Joseph and Suzanne Cyr Fund for the Collins Center for the Arts
  • Beverly M. Wolf Fund
  • Barbara Ann Cassidy Collins Center for the Arts Fund
  • Flame of Inspiration Fund
  • Conrad & Fran Griffin Collins Center for the Arts Fund
  • Richard R. & Anne A. Collins Endowment
    for the Collins Center for the Arts


It really is that simple. With a donation of $25 or more, you’ll become a valued member for an entire year from the date of your contribution. Whether you respond to our annual appeal, contribute to our chamber music series, support our endowment fund, or give out of pure love for your community, your generosity embodies the true essence of philanthropy. Make a gift today and become a cherished member of our community!

Here are the various levels of support with corresponding benefits:

FRIEND ($25-$99)

  • First to Know – You’ll get first notification for the upcoming season and any events added throughout the year, when possible.
  • Early Seat Selection – As a member, you’ll be able to choose the best seats available before they go on sale to the public, when possible. We will always try to place you as close as we can to your favorite seats.
  • Listing on lobby donor screen during all CCA events.
  • Unlimited ticket exchanges.
  • No mailing fees – Receive tickets in advance.

CONTRIBUTOR ($100-$249)

Friend benefits, plus:

  • Listing by donor level in programs.
  • Names listed on pre-show slide show in order by donor level.
  • Invitation to pre-show receptions in the Patron Lounge.

PATRON ($250-$499)

Contributor benefits, plus:

  • Access to special discount offers on specific shows.
  • Special gift – CCA tote bag.
  • Behind the scenes experiences during the season.

For donations that exceed $250, deduct $75 to determine the tax-deductible amount.

BENEFACTOR ($500-$999)

Patron benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to Treats & Tours – Get a private tour of the Hudson
    Museum collection area.
  • Tickets for friends. We select the shows, you select your guests — 2 tickets per season!
  • Discount coupons to Miller’s Café.

For an even bigger impact, JOIN THE CIRCLE!

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($1,000-$2,499)

Benefactor benefits, plus:

  • Photo featured on website in “Member Spotlight.”
  • Invitation to a luncheon for Circle members.
  • Membership in the University of Maine’s President’s Club.

CHAIR’S CIRCLE ($2,500-$4,999)

Director’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Seat named for donor or designee.


Chairman’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Photo prominently displayed in the CCA.


We are grateful to each and every person who attends events at the CCA and especially those who become members!