Strathmore ( is a multidisciplinary arts center located on a park-like, 16-acre campus. Each year, Strathmore presents more than 300 live performances of music, dance, spoken word and theatrical entertainment. The organization also offers comprehensive arts education programs through a visual arts center operated out of the historic mansion on campus.

Headquartered: North Bethesda

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

  • $250 buys supplies for 20 low-income fourth and fifth graders.
  • $1,000 brings one second-grade class to Strathmore for a classical concert.
  • $10,000 pays for the education components of a multiday residency for students by a world-class musician.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help with special events and projects.
  • Weekly: Usher Music Center performances or act as a docent at the mansion.
  • Internships