The Peabody Institute’s Founder’s Week honors the legacy of George Peabody, with a focus on the arts, philanthropy, and community engagement in Baltimore City. Founder’s Week is intended to honor Peabody’s rich history while shining a light on our vision for the future, rooted in the 5 Pillars of the Breakthrough Plan.
The Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 with a bequest given by the institute’s namesake, George Peabody. George Peabody believed in the power of the artist to enrich the lives of others and The Peabody Institute remains the practical embodiment of this belief, to this day.
By making a gift during Founder’s Week, you are directly supporting the success of our students as 21st Century Performing Artists, partnerships throughout Baltimore City, our renowned and talented faculty, and much, much more.
During, Founder’s Week, we are asking our students, alumni, faculty, and staff the simple question: How do you break through?
How has Peabody helped you break through? Whether it is in your studies, your career, your network, in your community, or in other areas of your life—what are you doing to break through and how has Peabody helped you to do so?
Peabody is dedicated to developing 21st century artists in society and training our students to meet the realities and opportunities of that role. We would love to hear from you, our students, about your experience and how Peabody has helped you Break Through.
From concerts to volunteer opportunities - see a full schedule of events for Founder's Week!