Our Staff

James E. Modrick
Executive Director

Peter H. Dalto
Director, Development and Communications

Claire M. Schwadron
Program Director,
Project Youth ArtReach

Christina E. Walton
Office Manager
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Diana L. Schenck
Program Director,
Artist and Community Programming
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Manique A. Buckmon
Program Manager,
School and Community Programs
301-588-7525 x 106

Our Board

Clifford Moy, President
Secretary of the Board of Zoning Adjustment, Washington, DC Office of Zoning

Julie Mack, Vice President
Attorney; Cultural Arts Char; Vocalist

Jeanne Simon, Treasurer, Past President
Consultant for Accenture

Kathy Bradham

Gregory Bruch
Attorney, Bruch Hanna, LLC

Erin Neill
Senior Contracts Manager, IBM

Andrew Stevens
Former Global VP – Awards, Mars Incorporated

For more information on board membership, please contact Executive Director, Jim Modrick.

Our Supporters

Artivate is thankful for our support we receive from people like you. Our programs benefit our community because of the following individuals and organizations.


Maryland State Arts Council

Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation


Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County


Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

Philip L. Graham Fund



The Choice Program of the Shriver Center, UMBC

Donors Investing in the Arts (DIVAs), Community Foundation for Montgomery County

Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

United Way Community Impact Grant 


Corina Higginson Trust

Harman Family Foundation

Sharing Montgomery Fund, Community Foundation for Montgomery County 


John and Sheila Compton

Harriett Crosby

Dimick Foundation

Freddie Mac Foundation (matching gift)

Susan F. Klinger

Catherine and Ike Leggett

Erin Neill

Susan Nordeen

Jeanne C. Simon

Andrew Stevens



Stefan R. Bradham

Tammy Deuster, in memory of Antonia Wilbur Hutchinson

Peggy Engel and Bruce Adams

Marian Fryer

Busy Graham and Stewart Hickman

Nancy Graham

Nancy and Stanley Greenspan

Don and Ann Hague

Julie Mack

Sue Mingus

Faheem Moghal

Clifford Moy

Marta Robillard

Sachin and Leslie Shah

Arthur B. Shaw

Becky Wagner

Michelle Woolfolk 



Paula and Sam Agger

Josette Bailey

Risa Bender and Ben Klubes

LaMar Davis

Georgia Delano

Fannie Mae Serve

Diana Hellinger

Anita B. Jones

Elizabeth Keeler

Peter and Patricia Kuch

Sherry Marshall

Bebe and Robert McMeekin

James E. & Angela M. Modrick

Marika Partridge and Larry Ravitz

Allan Platt

Jennifer Wagner

Laurie Welch

John S. Whitty and Martha Baker Whitty 


Anonymous (3)

Margy and Frank Abbott

David Airozo and Karen Pollitz

Elizabeth Allen, in honor of Larry Bostian

Tom Armstrong and Anne Spielberg

Kenneth Ashworth

Marjorie and Harley Balzer

Ann Bensinger

Beth Bienvenu

Billy B. Brennan, in memory of Julian Brennan

Phyllis and Gilbert Burns

Elaine Cafritz

Eliza and Dan Carney

Sharon C. Cooke

John Crouch

Nancy and Owen Cylke

Judy Docca

Carol Rose Duane

Judith Duerk

Valerie Ervin

Donna Firer and Brian Mclaughlin, in memory of Cheryl Brand

Susan and David Fox

Colette Freeman

Bridgit Fried, in honor of Susan Nordeen

Erin Fulham and Arthur Cohen, in honor of Larry Bostian

Virginia Gilbert

Joan Goodhue and Russ Arlotta, in memory of Cheryl Brand

Caroline Graham

Michael Greenhut

Ellie and Tom Hamburger

Patricia A. Hansen

Francie and Tim Hester

Virginia Watts Harrison

George Howe

Bruce and Julia Hunter

Art Isaacs and Pam Larson

Inmate Council Fund, Montgomery County Correctional Facility

InterSolutions, Inc.

Sarah Jones and Tim Quast

Cheryl Kagan

Elizabeth Keeler

Catherine and William Kelly

Eliza Klose

Belle and Roger Kuhn

Susan and Richard Lahne

Nicole LeBoeuf

Greg and Susan lewis

Carol Lite

Ches and Ruth Looney

Dale and Frank Loy

Cathie Lutter and Todd McCreight

Marc Mauer and Barbara Francisco

Mildred Mauer

Marilyn Melkonian

Kathy Michels and Jerry Kickenson

Sandra Moore and Mark Felsenthal, in honor of Larry Bostian

Glen Morgan

Michael and Mary Morse

Eleanor Mueller

Veronica Mungai

Herbert Nechin

Loretta Neumann

Annabel Perlik

Priscilla and John Peterson

Kate Petranech

Sylvia Posner

Hank Prensky and Susan Ogden

Debby Rales

Woodrow and Judith Rankin

Margo Reid

Ann Riley and Lawrence Moulton

Larry Robinson

Mark and Elizabeth Roush

Cynthia Rubenstein

Jody Sageman

Melinda Salzman

Jocelyn Samuels and Tom Olson

Kaye Savage, on behalf of Excel Academy Public Charter School

Marianne Scott

Betsy and James Scroggs

Dave and Sally Selby

Len Seligman

Pat Silver, Silver Marketing

Donna Baier Stein

Stoneleigh Elementary School PTA

Tali Stopak-Mathis and Robert Mathis

Studio Spark

Joyce Thomas

Dale Tibbitts

Tropical Ice Cream Cafe

Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Umbarger

Monica Vest

Gloria Wallace

Lois N. Weinberg

Rick Weiss and Natalie Angier

Mary White

Lew Winarsky / Sky Properties

Dollie Wolverton

Kathleen Elliott Yinug

Workplace Giving Support

United Way of the national Capital Area (#8635)

Combined Federal Campaign (#52466)

Montgomery Alliance for Community Giving (#M052)

Maryland Charity Campaign

In-Kind Support


Appextremes, Inc.

Hollywood East

Vertical Response, Inc.

Sonya Cohen Cramer

Sherry Marshall
Susan Nordeen


Includes support valued at $100 or more from July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

Artivate is most grateful for all contributions!

Every attempt has been made to properly recognize the contributions made by our generous donors. Please report any errors to support@classactsarts.org

Artivate is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Community Partnerships

Coming Soon!


Coming Soon!