Endowed Funds

The David Owsley Museum of Art is grateful to those 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 at 765-285-8312.

Margaret Ball Petty Memorial Fund
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.

Edmund F. Petty Memorial Lecture Fund
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.

Lucy Ball Owsley Fund
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.

John and Janice Fisher Glass Endowment Fund
This endowment was funded by John and Janice Fisher and supports future glass acquisitions.

Educational Projects Fund
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.

Class of 1935 Endowment Fund
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.

Museum of Art Endowment Fund
This endowment provides funds for the acquisition and conservation of artwork.

Ball Brothers Foundation Legacy Endowment
This endowment provides funds for the acquisition and conservation of artwork.

David Owsley Museum of Art
2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Fine Arts Building, Ball State University
Muncie , IN 47306

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