College of Fine Arts and Design

Support the College of Fine Arts and Design

At the College of Fine Arts and Design, we work to match donor interest with the needs of our students and faculty. Each year our supporters help us fund scholarships for talented and deserving students and provide the support necessary for students to attend competitions, exhibitions and study tours.

This year alone a group of our students, alumni and faculty presented “Flipside: the Patti Page Story” in an off-Broadway residency at 59E59 Theaters in New York City, our Jazz Ensemble was invited to perform at the Jazz Educators Network in Atlanta, and our Kaleidoscope Dance Company completed a study tour in London, England. Students of the Department of Design traveled to Phoenix to attend the nation’s largest design competition, where Central took home 12 national Student ADDY Awards, and the UCO Chamber Orchestra is currently planning a trip to Bavaria, where students will give three performances with German guitarist Stefan Grasse.

For information regarding how you can support the College of Fine Arts and Design, please read about each of our funds below.

CFAD Scholarship Fund
Each year our scholarship fund helps provide more than 100 scholarships to well-deserving students. These scholarships not only show support for the dedication our students put forth in their studies, but also help alleviate some of the financial stress they may experience. If you would like to make a contribution to scholarships for College of Fine Arts and Design students, you can designate your gift to our Department of Art, Department of Dance, Department of Design, Department of Theatre Arts or School of Music. 

CFAD Annual Fund
Our students’ talents often merit invitations to travel and perform or exhibit their work out of state and, sometimes, out of country. This fund helps support those initiatives along with providing facility improvements that advance our students’ educational experiences. This fund also encompasses the purchase of instruments, the acquisition of new artwork and hosting renowned guest artists, all of which provide our students with a well-rounded education in the fine arts.

Arts Legacy Society
The College of Fine Arts and Design has been fortunate to receive gifts from the estates of our alumni and friends. The Arts Legacy Society recognizes individuals with the vision to make provisions for future generations of artists, performers and arts educators. Please inform us if you have named the College of Fine Arts and Design as a beneficiary of your will, trust, life insurance policy or other plans so that we may appropriately recognize your planned gift. If you would like your commitment to be held in confidence, your name will remain anonymous, but please know how appreciative we are of your future support of the College.

The College of Fine Arts and Design greatly values the support of our donors, alumni and patrons. For more information on our giving programs, contact Deborah Baucom, development manager for the College of Fine Arts and Design at (405) 974-3718 or dbaucom@uco.edu

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