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.

Friends of the David C. Driskell Center

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

Click on the option of your choice below


Online Donations Through University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc.

Instructions for Online Donations to the David C. Driskell Center’s funds

a. Click on Online Donations link to be taken to the University’s Giving to Maryland website.
b. On the Giving to Maryland website, click on “Ways to Give”
c. On the left hand side of the webpage look for “Choose a Giving Opportunity” and below that you will see a search box, type “Driskell Center” to find a listing of available funds for the David C. Driskell Center.


David Driskell Center Operating Fund
Supports the Driskell Center’s programing, including exhibition, publication, and education programs
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
Driskell Center National Associates Fellowship Fund
Provides 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
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
Robert Blackburn Exhibition Fund
Supports the exhibition Robert Blackburn: Printmaker and Modernist, scheduled for September 11 through December 19, 2014