USM Invites the Public to “Take A Seat”

USM Invites the Public to “Take A Seat”

Seats are available for naming in the Center for the Arts Performance Hall (left) and the Arts Lab (right)

With the launch of USM’s Great University Campaign, the USM Foundation has announced a new way to support one of the campaign’s key initiatives: the Center for the Arts, slated to break ground on the Portland campus in spring 2023. The “Take A Seat” program offers donors the opportunity to name a seat in the Center’s Performance Hall or the flexible Arts Lab.

Seats may be named for anyone of a donor’s choosing, including in honor of someone who impacted their lives in a special way. The names will be memorialized on individual plaques.

This special opportunity is one way for members of the USM community and the wider public to participate in the Great University Campaign and to have their generosity recognized in perpetuity. Supporters of the “Take a Seat” program are helping to realize the long-held dream of a new home for the Dr. Alfred and D. Suzi Osher School of Music, benefitting USM students and arts patrons for generations to come.

Seats in the 200-capacity Performance Hall may be named for a gift of $5,000, and those in the 75-capacity Arts Lab for $1,878. Given the limited number of available seats, the USM Foundation expects the program to fill quickly.

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Sarah Whitfield at or (207) 360-1316.

Take your seat by making a gift today.