Render of Gillmore Arts Expansion

Support the Performing Arts Expansion

Your donation will transform the experience of performing and fine arts students with enhanced classroom, rehearsal, and performance spaces.

Florence J. Gillmor Hall

Westminster College’s performing and visual arts programs are among the finest in the region, with outstanding faculty, programming, and scholarship support. We are now expanding our performing arts complex with the help of the Florence J. Gillmor Foundation and other generous donors to better serve our gifted art students. The new expansion will be named Florence J. Gillmor Hall in honor of a beloved Westminster graduate who studied music and whose estate generously supports scholarships and performing arts programs and facilities at the college.

Gillmor Building Concert Hall

Project Underway

President Dobkin and the trustees of the Florence J. Gillmor Foundation held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new building on February 19, 2020. The project is now underway, with a grand opening expected by the Fall 2021 semester.

Additional opportunities remain for donors of gifts of various sizes to assist with equipping and furnishing the building and providing an operating endowment for the facility. If you are interested in supporting the Dance, Music, or Theatre Arts programs and opportunities for students through a gift toward this building, you may give online or contact Jeff Driggs (jdriggs@westminstercollege.edu or 801.832.2737) for information about other ways to donate.

Naming Opportunities

Numerous naming opportunities are available—ranging from $500 to $2 million.

  • $500+ Recognition on donor display
  • $1,000 Seat in recital hall
  • $5,000 Practice room pianos
  • $10,000 Music studios

Contact Jeff Driggs (jdriggs@westminstercollege.edu or 801.832.2737) for information about higher-level naming opportunities, such as faculty and staff offices.

Plans and Progress

Thanks to incredibly generous support from alumni, friends, and other donors, construction is underway. Westminster looks forward to welcoming students and patrons to the new building by the Fall 2021 semester.

We invite you to join this project to create enhanced classroom, rehearsal, and performance spaces. Your donation will transform the experience of performing and fine arts majors and minors, as well as many non-majors who enhance their liberal arts education by participating in arts programs.

Key Features

  • 26,000 square feet
  • 100-seat recital hall
  • Dance/performance studios
  • Sound-proof rehearsal studios
  • Practice hall
  • Student lounge
  • Costume studio
  • Expanded scene shop
  • Grand lobby for art exhibits and events
  • 28–40 new enrollments in major programs annually (projected)

See the Plans

Gillmor Building Concert Hall