Institutional Support

The University of Chicago Presents is extremely grateful to the organizations whose valuable support makes its performances and programs possible.

The University of Chicago

The Department of Music is grateful to be able to support the University of Chicago Presents and Contempo through the Claire "Dux" Swift Music Endowment, the Julie and Parker Hall Endowment for Jazz and American Popular Music, and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.  The University of Chicago Presents is also generously supported by the Office of the Provost and the Division of the Humanities. The residency of the Pacifica Quartet is supported jointly by the Office of the President and the Department of Music's Amy and David Fulton Fund and Elita Wadmond Endowment in Music. The residency of eighth blackbird is supported by the Department of Music's Catherine L. Dobson Fund.

The Illinois Arts Council

For over 30 years the Illinois Arts Council (IAC), under the leadership of executive director Rhoda A. Pierce, has      been instrumental in supporting Illinois' highly acclaimed and diverse cultural community. Thousands of partnerships throughout its history have helped to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the arts while expanding the accessibility of this artistic wealth to children and adults in every corner of the state. The IAC recognizes and supports not-for-profit organizations, community programs, schools, universities and individual creative artists through grants programs, technical assistance, workshops and special initiatives every year. The IAC believes that government support of the arts is necessary because art is an essential component of the human experience.

The National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.


Quadrangle Club

Established in 1893, the Quadrangle Club has played, and continues to play, an important role in the intellectual fabric and life of the University of Chicago. In its early years, it was home to large numbers of the faculty, when the third floor of the building served as academic-year quarters for many of the faculty teaching at the University. Over the decades, it has been the place where numerous Nobel laureates have hosted discussions about topics and ideas that have shaped the world.
The Quadrangle Club is housed in a historic facility designed by Howard Can Doren Shaw at 57th Street and University Avenue--directly across from Mandel Hall. The Club hosts a wide variety of cultural and community events for its members, and University of Chicago Presents is proud to offer a discount on pre- and post-concert dining for season subscribers, as well as concert discussions and lectures.