Philanthropist Maria Manetti Shrem Pledges More Than $20 Million to Fund Arts Programs at UC Davis

May 09, 2024 151

BY: Karen Michele Nikos

In a testament to Maria Manetti Shrem’s continuing commitment to the arts and education internationally, the “Maria Manetti Shrem Arts Renaissance” will be created at the University of California, Davis, with a pledge of more than $20 million to further the art patron’s longstanding philanthropic partnership with the university.

Funding eight endowments for arts and design, including three new faculty chairs within the College of Letters and Science, Manetti Shrem’s gift is the largest ever to the college and the largest to the arts in UC Davis history. 

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