Our Staff

James E. Modrick
Executive Director

Peter H. Dalto
Director, Development and Communications

Claire M. Schwadron
Senior Director,
Project Youth ArtReach

Christina E. Walton
Office Manager
301-588-7525 x 105

Diana L. Schenck
Artist and Community Programming
301-588-7525 x 103

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

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 office@goartivate.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!