Friends of the Series Since 1997, the Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series and the Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series have presented entertainment and lectures of the highest quality to the people of Midland. Every year, thousands of guests attend programs presented by both series, free of charge, on the campus of Midland College. The endowments established by Phyllis & Bob Cowan and the Davidson Foundation have richly enhanced Midland’s cultural and intellectual life and represent gifts of the highest importance to our community.
Under the terms of both grants, only the interest from the Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Art Series and the Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series endowments can be used to fund the two series. To supplement those gifts and allow the College to continue to provide entertainment and lecturers of the highest quality, we have established the Friends of the Series, the membership of which has provided generous support for both series.
An annual gift of $1,000 allows the College to sustain the outstanding programs of great lectures and fine entertainment that have inspired and enriched us during the last ten years. Friends of the Series are listed in the program for each event and have special seating and parking. In addition, they have opportunities to meet our artists and lecturers at receptions held in connection with each event, as well as other special opportunities related to the Series.