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The Promise Lives

Giving to Fine Arts

We all know that organizations cannot function without the necessary funds to support what they do. This is true of Ohio University, and specifically the College of Fine Arts. The generous gifts from alumni, friends, community members, foundations, and businesses enhance our creative pursuits.

Individuals give for a variety of reasons. Many see their donations as a legacy and make the commitment to endow scholarships for the students of today, but also for future students. Others contribute because they know that scholarships and other financial assistance can make a tremendous difference in attracting talented individuals to the programs in the College of Fine Arts. Offering scholarships shows these students how much we believe in their talent and their potential for future success.

Whatever the reason, giving has never been more important than it is now! With state and university budget cuts, contributions from individuals have become even more valuable. Private gifts help sustain the creative efforts of our students and faculty.

How can your funds be directed?

• Annual gift (Let's begin a 100% participation program.)
• Dean's discretionary fund
• Endowed scholarships
• School specific directed
• Programs/Projects
• In honor/memory of ...(student, family, faculty, alumus/a)
• Naming opportunities

There is no better time for you to give than now. Please log onto and partner with us in strengthening the future of the College of Fine Arts! Thank you.

For information about The Promise Lives Campaign please see the link below:


The First Denny Award!

The DENNY is given to a graduating senior from Theater Performance. This award will be given to a student that has made great progress in performance and rehearsal technique.

Alumnus JW Wolterman started an award fund in honor of his acting professor Emeritus ‘97 Denny Dalen. Matthew Cleaver is the first recipient of the Denny Award.


Denny Dalen Award

Pictured L-R: JW Wolterman BFA ‘95, Matthew Cleaver BFA ‘08, and Denny Dalen Emeritus ’97