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Invest in the future: Give to CSU's College of the Arts

Building upon its world-class, state-of-the-art facilities which comprise the RiverPark Campus, the College of the Arts endeavors to attract nationally renowned, and when possible internationally recognized, faculty to augment and strengthen its existing high-caliber faculty so as to foster active student engagement in the intellectual and creative process. This faculty strives to achieve a level of distinction in knowledge transfer by demonstrating a commitment to leadership in faculty and student research, scholarship and creative activity. Furthermore, this faculty maintains its heritage of collaborative relationships with artistic, cultural, professional and educational organizations by continually developing contemporary, rigorous and innovative academic curricula and programming targeted at enriching the lives of Georgians and contributing to the economic development of the region.

The programs in the College of the Arts have long enjoyed the support of dedicated and loyal patrons of the arts resulting in programs which have garnered well-deserved reputations for excellence among state peer institutions. This past support resulted in the creation of a College of the Arts and positioned the College and its programs for an ascent to a level of distinction nationally, and in some cases internationally.

Private giving to Columbus State University's College of the Arts is more than just a gift. It's an investment in the college and the community. You can direct your gift to support a specific unit within the college if you choose. Just designate your gift to Friends of Art, Department of Communication, Friends of Music, Theatre Angels, The Bo Bartlett Center or, to support the entire college, to College of the Arts.

Numerous Ways to Invest in Our Future

CSU Fund: The CSU Fund provides annual operating fund enhancements for the departments within the College of the Arts so as to support student and faculty travel to present research at professional conferences, to provide classroom teaching materials to supplement traditional textbook instruction, to fund visiting artists programs and to purchase small equipment for instruction and research purposes. Many companies will make matching contributions to the department when you give to the annual fund. Ask your human resources department if your company is a matching gift employer.

Endowments: Many alumni across the nation honor family members or their businesses by creating an endowment to support their undergraduate academic major department. These may be done in the form of scholarships, visiting artist programs, lecture series, awards, and/or other naming opportunities which benefit the students and faculty while bringing recognition to the donor. Once a major gift of this type is made, the funds are invested by the CSU Foundation and annual earnings support the endowed project.

Major Gifts: A major gift usually supports a capital investment in a department within the College of the Arts. These contributions may range from funding a research institute such as the Communication Department's Non-Profit and Civic Engagement Center (NPACE), to creating a multi-media classroom for instruction or funding one of the numerous performances or exhibitions offered in art, music or theatre. A major gift can also be an excellent naming opportunity to honor a family member or a business.

Legacy Gift: CSU professionals can help you plan for the future and include CSU in bequests, trusts or wills. Legacy gifts are excellent naming opportunities for the donor.

Hire a Graduate: These are difficult times in the American economy, but graduates of the College of the Arts have valuable skills to bring to any organization or business. They are well positioned to compete in the global marketplace. If you are looking for talent, you need look no further than CSU.

Internships: College of the Arts majors can be a valuable resource to your organization through internship opportunities. Your participation in the internship program gives interns valuable experience to enhance their learning opportunities. If you have a need for an intern in your organization or business, contact Dr. Richard Baxter, Dean of the College of the Arts, baxter_richard@columbusstate.edu or the department chair in art, communication, music or theatre.

Giving is now simpler than ever:

  • To make an online gift with a credit or debit card, please click here: Give to CSU
  • Checks made payable to CSU Foundation, can be mailed to:
    Columbus State University Foundation
    4225 University Ave.
    Columbus, GA 31907
  • Please contact the Office of Development if you wish to make a gift of stock.

Contact the Office of Development for the College of the Arts

Rex Whiddon
Director of Development for the College of the Arts
706-507-8430
whiddon_rex@ColumbusState.edu

Kim Tucker
Associate Director of Development for the College of the Arts
706-507-8431
tucker_kimberly@ColumbusState.edu