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Join our Community of Supporters

The Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts is more than a building—we are a network that activates creative expression. Our work is made possible by the generous donors who make amazing arts experiences possible for all at OSU and the communities we serve.

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Friends of PRAx Gift Levels & Benefits

The Friends of PRAx group recognizes annual donors who help activate the power of the arts and humanities at OSU and bring transformative arts to our communities. And as a Friends of PRAx donor, you will get to know fellow supporters, enjoy elevated arts experiences and receive updates about ticket sales and upcoming events.

You can make a gift to join Friends of PRAx anytime and enjoy these benefits for the remainder of the current season and the next one. For more information, contact Lauren Servias at the OSU Foundation.

Patron | $1,000

  • Advance season announcement.
  • Ticket presale (two weeks in advance of general availability).
  • Free ticket exchanges.
  • Invitation to Friends of PRAx reception(s).

Contributor | $2,500

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Pre-performance VIP hospitality (locations & timings vary)
  • Preview of gallery exhibitions.

Supporter | $5,000

All Contributor benefits, plus:

  • Private, curator-led tour of exhibitions for up to 10 guests.

 Benefactor | $10,000

All Supporter benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to arts-based travel.
  • Invitation to annual Director's dinner + private performance.

Thank you to our Inaugural Season Friends of PRAx

Benefactors: George F. Detrick, Kelly K. Douglas & Eric H. Schoenstein '88, Gretchen Heesacker Evans '69 & Richard B. Evans '69, Diane & James A. Hallstrom '74, Paula D. & Kenneth S. Krane, Betty Emery Miner, Edward J. Ray '22 (Hon. Ph.D.), Patricia Valian Reser '60, '19 (Hon. Ph.D.)

Supporters: Kathy & Edward Feser, Judy Martin Hedges '64 & Dennis I. Hedges '61, Susan Hufford Poole '69 & Bob Poole '67, Barbara J. Taylor & Steve H. Stauss

Contributors: Jayathi Y. Murthy & Sanjay Mathur, Linda R. Ashkenas & Jeff Rodgers '86, Tamara V. & Shawn L. Scoville

Patrons: Meleah Skovlin Ashford '83 & Scott Ashford '83, Penny Yano Atkins '79 & Gary Atkins, Bobbi M. & John D. Bailey '97, Julianna & Peter J. Betjemann, Molly Brown, Linda Kirk Fox '77 & Wayne Fox, Grady Goodall, Cathleen & David P. Hockman-Wert, Karen A. Hooker & Ken Provencher, Sunny Bak-Hospital & Justin Hospital, Elaine '86 & Brent D. Leback '84, Carolyn Wipf Madsen '83, Kristina Gehring May '93 & Mark R. May, Karen Illman Miller '72 & Edward L. Miller, Marnie B. Noble, Elizabeth Ramirez, Lauren R. & David C. Servias '12, Jana & Doug Tindall '78, Jo Anne J. Trow


Corporate Sponsorship

PRAx sponsors are businesses, organizations, and philanthropic supporters. When you become a sponsor, you join a select group of leaders who make dynamic arts series and seasons at PRAx possible while also visibly demonstrating your support to the community. Corporate sponsorships are available for individual concerts and whole seasons, as well as for an array of special initiatives, and include a variety of benefits for the sponsor.

Contact Peter Betjemann, Patricia Valian Reser Executive Director at [email protected]

All sponsorships must comply with IRS qualified sponsorship payment rules and university policies. The fair market value of sponsor benefits may reduce the tax-deductible amount of sponsorship payments.