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Garrett College Foundation

The Garrett College Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1982, recognizing the myriad needs for students and the communities in which we serve. As an independent non-profit 501(c)3 corporation established to receive and administer funds to further the educational opportunities and the educational environment of Garrett College, the Foundation pursues individual and organizational gifts and grants in support of scholarships, student and faculty development, special programs and capital projects.

Campaigns & Notable Gifts

'The Campaign for Garrett: Realizing our Dream'

With all capital costs for the facility supported by state and local funding, the Garrett College Foundation is seeking $2.5 million to support an endowment that will ensure quality programming, manage, and operate the Performing Arts Center. This will allow the college to keep the center outfitted with up-to-date equipment, perform maintenance as needed, ensure quality programming, and other critical resources essential for successful operations of the center, therefore not burdening the county, the college or other entities with these costs.

The Garrett College Foundation, fresh from a record-breaking Offutt STEM Center capital campaign that raised more than $2.3 million, launched the public phase of the Performing Arts Center campaign in November 2021. The campaign is closing in on its goal to raise $2.5 million to provide supplemental operational and programming fund for the PAC. The campaign’s success is due to the generosity of the Garrett County community. Read about our PAC campaign supporters at Press & Media – Performing Arts at Garrett College.


The Daniel E. Offutt Trust recently designated a $500,000 gift for the new Performing Arts Center at Garrett College, with the Garrett College Board of Trustees designating the center’s theatre as the Daniel E. Offutt III Theatre. The late Oakland native and artist cared greatly for the College and his community. Read more


The Naylor Family Trust, working through the Community Trust Foundation, has made a $200,000 gift to the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College. Pictured, left to right, are CTF Director Leah Shaffer, Garrett College Foundation Executive Director Cherie Krug, and Garrett College President Dr. Richard Midcap. Read more