Ohio University

College of Fine Arts

With a number of programs acclaimed in U.S. News & World Report and Entertainment Weekly, OHIO's College of Fine Arts prepares graduates who have performed on the world's greatest stages, exhibited at prestigious museums and galleries, published scholarly research and served as leaders in international arts organizations. The arts not only enhance lives, they also bolster local and national economies. The College of Fine Arts hosts more than 300 events each year, bringing more than 40,000 people onto the Athens campus.

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The generous gifts from alumni, friends, community members, foundations and businesses help sustain and enhance the creative efforts of our students and faculty. With state and University budget cuts, private support has become even more valuable in our quest to become one of the top-ranked fine arts programs in the country.

Your Support

With your support, we will be able to train, nurture and enlighten future arts leaders and help them realize their promise at Ohio University.

We believe that you should be able to support what matters most to you, so you can designate your gift to any area you desire. We have several exciting current initiatives that will benefit from your support:

  • Advanced scholarship support to attract the brightest, most promising arts leaders of tomorrow;
  • The renovation and re-conceiving of Seigfred Hall (the School of Art), Glidden Hall (the School of Music), and Kantner Hall (the School of Theater) into centers of innovation, technology, collaboration and exhibition that support the artistic excellence of our students and faculty;
  • The renovation and restoration of the Edwin L. and Ruth E. Kennedy Museum of Art, which will transform historic Lin Hall at The Ridges into a dynamic programming space to better serve students and the community;
  • The newly created Tantrum Theater, a professional company run by the Theater Division which presents a three-show festival in Dublin, Ohio, each summer, beginning in 2016. Tantrum will allow students the opportunity to apprentice with top working professionals in the field and showcases the College and our programs in a geographical area that's important to our success;
  • The campaign to purchase a new Steinway concert grand piano for our Recital Hall stage that will replace an early twentieth-century instrument that is in serious disrepair. With our commitment to the highest artistic and pedagogical standards, this acquisition will provide current and future generations of Ohio University School of Music students, faculty, and visiting artists with a world-class instrument on which to perform. Furthermore, we acknowledge this instrument is a key ingredient in student recruitment and retention, and the continued elevation of the reputation of the Ohio University School of Music.

    Your support enables our students and faculty members to engage in creative activity, expand groundbreaking programs and produce breathtaking art. Your gift -- no matter the amount -- makes a huge difference in the lives of our students.
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To make an immediate gift to the College of Fine Arts online using your credit or debit card, please visit www.ohio.edu/give(opens in a new window) and designate your gift in the comments section. To mail a gift, please make your check payable to The Ohio University Foundation. If you wish to designate your gift to a certain area, please write that in the memo line of the check.

The mailing address is:

The Ohio University Foundation
PO Box 869
Athens, OH 45701-0869

If you prefer to make your gift over the phone, have questions about giving to the College of Fine Arts, or would like to discuss other giving opportunities, please contact:

Kate Albe
Director of Development, Major Giving
McGuffey Hall 301
T: 740.593.4469
F: 740.597.9044