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UMS Forward Fund

You’ve been part of the crowd.
Now we’re asking you to be part of our community.

Give to the Forward Fund and support UMS as we safely return to live events.

Make a Gift

Make a gift today and double your impact! Bank of Ann Arbor will match first-time gifts from the first 250 new donors for up to $25,000 in additional support.

Contributions made before the end of 2021 will help offset projected operational deficits for the next two years that are a direct result of the pandemic.

What is the UMS Forward Fund?

The Forward Fund will provide funding for UMS over the next 2-3 seasons as we safely return to live events. In the 2021/22 season alone, we are projecting a $1 million loss as a result of public health and safety measures.

During the pandemic, our service to the community never stopped, even while our venues were shuttered. We presented dozens of free digital presentations that connected the beauty and emotion of the performing arts to people all over the world.

As we return to live performances, we will continue to offer programming in the digital sphere, sharing our creativity with new audiences that transcend geographic boundaries. We are also doubling down on our commitment to becoming a more diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist organization.

We need you…

to invest in UMS as we look forward to live events again.

to invest in what makes our community vibrant, bold, and joyful.

to invest in art, creativity, and possibility.

to invest in the future of who we are.