David C. Driskell Center

Support the David C. Driskell Center

The David C. Driskell Center relies on a variety of funding sources for its programming. This support enables the Center to fulfill its mission of preserving the rich heritage of African American and African Diasporic visual arts and culture by presenting and organizing exhibition, education, and collection programs.

You can support the David C. Driskell Center by contributing to the following funds which are managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc.

Two ways to give a gift to the David C. Driskell Center



Online Donations Through University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc.
Please click on the name of the endowment or fund below to make a donation

C. Sylvia and Eddie Brown Driskell Center Scholars Advancement Fund
Supports the Driskell Center’s graduate and postdoctoral fellowships for students in programs that bridge the disciplines of the humanities, performing and visual arts, and social sciences
Claudia DeMonte Lecture Series Endowment
Provides support for the Driskell Center’s Claudia DeMonte Lecture Series given by outstanding women and minority scholars highlighting their contributions to the field of art
Driskell Center National Associates Fellowship Fund
Provides annual stipends for undergraduate and graduate students who are conducting research on art education and/or art appreciation in the discipline of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora
David Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora Endowment Fund
Provides annual support for the Driskell Center
David Driskell Center Operating Fund
Supports the Driskell Center’s programing, including exhibition, publication, and education programs
James A. Porter and Driskell Book Award
Provides annual awards for a select publication in African American Art History which encourages original research and scholarly writing on historical subjects pertaining to African American visual culture
Robert E. Steele Curatorial Fellowship
Provides fellowship to graduate students who focus on curating works of art of all mediums by African American Artists
The African Diaspora Lecture Fund in Honor of David Driskell
Supports the Driskell Center’s Annual Distinguished Lecture in the Visual Arts in Honor of Prof. David C. Driskell
The Dianne Whitfield-Locke Acquisition, Restoration, and Conservation Fund
Supports the Driskell Center’s efforts at expanding, restoring, and conserving its collection in order to preserve the legacy of African American artists for future generations