Private gifts to the David Owsley Museum of Art help us acquire and conserve works of art, enhance our educational programs, and cover our general operating expenses. The generosity of donors and sponsors is essential to keeping the museum as a dynamic cultural resource for the university and east central Indiana.

How to Give

Online

Gifts can be made online by clicking the button below. Under the “Designation” menu, select “College of Fine Arts.” Then under “Select program,” choose “Friends of the Museum.” Fill out the rest of the form with your gift amount and personal information.

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Mail a Check

Please make checks payable to the Ball State University Foundation. In the memo line, please write Friends of the Museum of Art, Account #702.

Send all checks to the following address:

Ball State University Foundation
P.O. Box 672
Muncie IN 47308

Phone

You can give to the museum by calling the Ball State University Foundation.

  • Phone: 765-285-8312
  • Toll free: 800-446-4278 (800-I-GO-4-BSU)

Endowed Funds

The David Owsley Museum of Art is grateful to groups and individuals who have established endowments that support educational programs, acquisitions, and general operating expenses. For more information on planned giving or to establish a fund in your name, contact the Ball State University Foundation.
This fund supports educational programs, with an emphasis on those benefiting the Muncie-area community, as well as educational equipment and materials. The endowment also funds the acquisition of works of art for the museum's collection.
Established with funds from the Margaret Ball Petty Foundation, the Ball Brothers Foundation, and the Petty family, this fund supports the educational mission of the museum by bringing an artist or art historian to the Ball State campus to serve as a visiting lecturer.
This fund was established by Ball Corporation and private individuals in memory of Lucy Ball Owsley, daughter of Frank Clayton Ball, one of the five brothers who founded Ball Corporation and donated the land and buildings that became Ball State. The fund helps finance acquisitions, conservation activities, educational programs, and equipment purchases.
This endowment was funded by John and Janice Fisher and supports future glass acquisitions.
Established by an anonymous donor to further the educational mission of the museum, this fund provides a cash award to a student or individual who develops educational materials based on the museum's collections that help a part of the museum's audience forge meaningful connections with the collection.
Graduates of Ball State's Class of 1935 established this fund in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Ball State University Art Gallery (David Owsley Museum of Art) and the Fine Arts Building. Funds are used to supplement the current needs of the museum over and above normal operating and maintenance expenses.
This endowment provides funds for the acquisition and conservation of artwork.
This endowment provides funds for the acquisition and conservation of artwork.