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What Your Gift Supports

Every school year, we are delighted at what students learn through our programs. Of course, all of our programs support classroom learning goals. And independent evaluations of our work demonstrate that our approach is working. But to witness students' AH-HA! moments when they learn through the arts is so inspiring.

We saw one struggling math student suddenly grasp what one-eighth meant when he was asked to color a grid one-quarter purple and one-eight yellow in art class.

We've read notes from 2nd graders who were surprised to discover that lighting and costumes have a huge impact on how they feel about characters on a stage.

And we heard a very proud parent say that when his 6th-grade daughter saw a performance about the Amistad trial at Hartford's Old State House, it both gave her a new respect for her city and sparked in her an intense passion for civil rights. 

Those kinds of deep, personal experiences are what makes Hartford Performs programs so powerful and so joyful. They are what you make possible when you support Hartford Performs.

Here’s what your tax-deductible donation to Hartford Performs will do:


2-4 students attend a live theater performance or concert


5 students participate in a writing workshop that uses Rap as a hook


10 students explore a museum and then make their own art about what they saw


An entire class swaps a standard physical education class for a Hip Hop lesson


50 students see a live Flamenco performance and then quiz the dancers


Four classes stage their own theater production about a Greek myth

Our Supporters

A special thank you to our funders who make our work possible
and help to bring arts into students’ lives.


Hopeton McLean

Jean McLean

Julie Medina

Joey Lee Miranda

Tawanda Mobley

Charles Modzelewski

John and Ermelinda Morizio

John Motley

Kate Muchnick

Patsy Mundy

M. Murray

Megan Naughton

John Nealon

Kendra Nealon

Don Noel

Marvin Novogrodski

Thais Ortolaza

Christina Oulundsen

Jose Ramirez Palermo

Charlotte A Pearson

Karen Perham-Lippman

Brewster Perkins

Stephen Perry

Nancy Peterson

Beth Pite

Rie Poirier-Campbell

Matt Poland

Maryellen Prudhomme

Beverley Pryce

Esther Pryor

Peter Puzio

James Ray

Samantha Regina

Mrs. Robinson

Rosa Roman

Stuart Rosen

Nancy Ruggles

Sharon Russell

Barbara Rybka

Beverly Salmon-Black

Laurie Ann Scotti

Rhonda Scurlock

Ryan Sheehan

Austin Sims

Kevin Small

Gabriella Smith

Laura Soll-Broxterman

Yolande Nicholson Spears

Margaret Stacy

Sharon Steinle

Kimberly Stone

Michael Stotts

Tuyet Suong T Le

Deidra Tavera

Trisila Tirado

Meg Torres

Tony and Pam Torsiello

Cynthia Tseng

Dunnia Ulloa

Greg Varga

Emily Waniewski

Linden White

Merrin White

Olivia White

Michael S. Wilder

Susan Williams

Floyd Wilson

Michael and Gail Yaffe

Joseph Abad

Afiah Abdi

Wystan Ackerman

Jessica Alfieri

Jennifer Allen

Lisa B. Andrzejewski

Kathleen Arsenault

Steven Asberry

Tracy and Mike Avicolli

Mike Bader

Moe Banks

Ella Mae Barnes

Melissa Barnes

Kelly and Kevin Barnett

Tayarisha Batchelor

Ahmia Begaeta

Jared Berg

Deveria Berry

Jackie Bethea

Kathleen and Glen Bolduc

Lauren & Thomas Borghard

Alicia Borofsky

Hysha Burgess

Marion Carling

Patricia Chandler

Zoe Chatfield

Lauren Clarke

José Colón-Rivas

W. Don Cornwell

Greg Covington

Ana Davis

Ray DeMeo

Pamela Dillard

Judy Dobai

Kip Dwyer

Paul Eddy

Maureen Entwistle

Melissa Fernandez

Marlene Ferreira

Samantha Foran

Gretchen Fountain

Shari Gill

James Goldman

Floyd W. Green

Winifred Burns Grimaldi

Sherri Hall

Denise Harris

Andrea Hawkins

Meg Hayes

Paul Holzer

Christopher Hug

Deneen Iverson-Kidd

Tracy Kane

Jen Katz Giamattei

Kathleen Kelly

Brendan Kennedy

Peter Knight

Charles & Lois Koteen

Alex Kushnir

Jessica Labrencis

Katherine Lahti

Patrick Langevin

Patrick Lawrence

Jennifer Lemus

Stan Lezon

Mike Lombardi

Karen Maciorowski


Another special thank you to all who have given any kind of support and to our countless partners who have contributed through subsidized services or other creative ways.

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