The Liberace Foundation for the Performing & Creative Arts (a 501 (c)(3), tax exempt public charity) & The Liberace Museum exist to perpetuate the legacy of scholarship and showmanship left by Liberace.
Liberace created his foundation in 1976 to be a patron of the arts and to provide support for young talent. His foundation has granted over $5 million to over 2,500 students at colleges & universities across the U.S.
In 1979 he opened his Museum in Las Vegas to share with fans his extensive collections including his costumes. Each year over 50,000 guests enjoy The Museum. Liberace wanted The Museum to provide income to help care for and preserve the collection and to be a funding source for scholarships.
Because of the funds required to maintain the collection and operate The Museum, there are limited funds available to supplement the cash reserves designated for the scholarship grant program.