The PAC Advisory Council, a committee of the Purchase College Foundation, was created to guide strategic initiatives, increase philanthropic support, and advance the mission of The Performing Arts Center to:

  • Present, develop, and encourage excellence in the performing arts;
  • Enrich the cultural lives of the public and the students of the College;
  • Support professional artists of merit in the creation and development of new work;
  • Promote interest in the study of the performing arts and provide performance opportunities for students.

The PAC Advisory Council:

Catherine Brod
Christopher T. Clark, Secretary
Marjorie Gilbert
Ken Marshall
Vivian Milstein
Barry Pearson
Geri Pell, Chair
M. James Sandling
Thomas J. Schwarz
Hannah Shmerler
Seth Soloway
Lucille Werlinich

Chair Emeriti

Donald Landis†, The Performing Arts Center Foundation
Ann Scheuer, The Performing Arts Center Foundation


If you are interested in joining The Performing Arts Center Advisory Council, please contact Katherine King,  Associate Director of Development for the Arts, at 914-251-6178.


† deceased