Friends of the SeriesMC Foundation

Since 1997, the Phyllis and 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 and 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.


Become a Friend of the Series

Under the terms of both grants, only the interest from the Phyllis and 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 throughout the 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 and VIP events at Midland College.

If interested, we accept checks, payable to Midland College Foundation and mailed to:

Midland College Foundation
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705

We also accept credit cards, and can be used online at or by calling the Midland College Foundation Office at (432) 685-4526.

MC employees may choose to become a Friend of the Series through payroll deduction and can contact the Foundation Office for details.


Past Events

Doug Montgomery

Friends of the Series at 50th anniversary celebration

Friends of the Series enjoy a special event featuring pianist Doug Montgomery to celebrate Midland College's 50th anniversary.

Emmitt Smith

DDLS guests at Emmitt Smith reception

Kristi & Dr. Richard Culbert with Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, March 23, 2023



Foundation Office

MC Main Campus, 3600 N. Garfield Street
Midland, TX 79705
Pevehouse Administration Building
Room 141
(432) 685-4526



Jean Jones

(432) 685-4526

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