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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:

  • Three new professorships to recruit and retain the most qualified, creative, and distinguished faculty;
  • Renovating and re-conceiving 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;
  • Advanced scholarship support to attract the brightest, most promising arts leaders of tomorrow;
    Renovating and restoring 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;
  • Establishing a sustainability endowment for the Kennedy Museum of Art that will provide a perpetual source of income for collections and educational programming.

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, the Kennedy Museum of Art has been able to move forward with a number of projects. Studio space in the new Christine Demler Brown Center for Art provides space for hands-on art exploration. The Harvey and Deborah Breverman Study and Research Center recently was completed, and the Ridges Café opened to broaden the experience for museum goers.

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.


To make an immediate gift to the College of Fine Arts online using your credit or debit card, please visit www.ohio.edu/give 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:

Jay Kahn
Senior Director of Development, Central Advancement
McGuffey Hall 208
T: 740.593.0732
F: 740.597.9044