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The School of Music at Ball State University is dedicated to providing innovative, high-quality undergraduate and graduate education in music, both in a liberal arts and professionally authentic context. The student-centered nature of our School enables and encourages students to transform knowledge into action, achieve exceptional artistic goals with courage and integrity, engage with others in impactful ways, and share the joy and appreciation of music with the University community, our city, state, nation, and the world. 

Opportunities for Support - click the red links below to give today!

The General Fund supports all of the academic programs within the School of Music. A gift to this fund will enable our outstanding programs in Music Education, Music Media Production, Music Performance, Music Composition, and all areas of graduate study to purchase curricular resources and sponsor guest lecture series that will enhance students' experiences and learning. 

A gift to the Bravo! Scholarship Fund will help the School attract and retain an exceptional and diverse pool of student musicians and empower them to pursue their passion. The Rebecca Reichert Scholarship in Music Education supports our music education program and students by providing recipients with a near, if not full-tuition award for the senior year of study.

The Endowment Funds for our BandsOrchestrasChoirsJazz Ensembles, and Opera support the artistry and excellence that are the hallmarks of our ensembles. 

Proud alumni and supporters of the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band and University Singers may choose to make a gift to either of these outstanding ensembles that serve as exemplary ambassadors for our School of Music. 

Finally, a gift to the Prism Project will allow the School, and all of its University and community partners, to continue to provide community, arts-based instruction for students with special needs or exceptionalities.

Pop it, Snap it, Share it! Benny Cutout Social Media Challenge
Faculty, staff, and student social media challenge! Share a photo of your Benny Cutout to show a window into your Ball State world. Be sure to stamp your post with #OneBallState. Two random participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
Morning Leaderboard
The three departments/units/teams with the most donors by 10 a.m. receives $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $3,000 Theatre & Dance 125
2 $2,000 Indiana Academy 79
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 66
4 Football 65
5 Student Scholarships 61
Academic Department Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight receive $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Academic Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 679
2 $3,000 Communication Studies 398
3 $1,000 School of Kinesiology 187
4 School of Music 149
5 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 122
College Gift Leaderboard
The three colleges with the biggest percentage of increased gifts from OBSD 2023 will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000.
Rank Prize College % +/- Goal
1 $3,000 Honors College +80.72% 150
goal: 83
2 $2,000 Miller College of Business +69.78% 472
goal: 278
3 $1,000 College of Health +32.86% 469
goal: 353
4 Teachers College +30.59% 397
goal: 304
5 College of Sciences and Humanities -8.30% 619
goal: 675
Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 456
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy 325
3 $1,000 Football 273
4 $1,000 Communication Studies 199
5 $1,000 Soccer 163
Athletics vs College of Fine Arts
Whichever department within CFA or sport within Athletics that raises the most dollars, the other leader will donate $500 to that winning department/sport.
Rank Prize Sport / Department Raised
1 $500 Football $66,686.06
2 Theatre & Dance $57,544.65
3 Men's Golf $40,564.18
4 Men's Tennis $13,790.00
5 David Owsley Museum of Art $12,430.38
1,918th Donor
The 1,918th donor will win an additional $500 to designate to the area they gave to.
LinkedIn Social Challenge
Share a One Ball State Day post on LinkedIn on April 3rd for a chance to designate $1,000 to your favorite Ball State area! Use #OneBallState and tag the Ball State Foundation!
Top 100 Student Challenges
The top two students from the Top 100 Student Awards designate $1,000 to the fund of their choice.
CFA Leaderboard
The unit in the College of Fine Arts, with the largest percent increase in the number of distinct donors from last year's OBSD will receive $500 from Dean Seth Beckman.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Goal
1 $500 School of Art +30.77% 17
goal: 13
2 School of Music +29.76% 109
goal: 84
3 David Owsley Museum of Art -6.98% 40
goal: 43
4 Theatre & Dance -10.94% 456
goal: 512
Foundation Employee Giving Challenge
100% participation of Foundation employees unlocks $500 from Foundation and BSUAA President Jean Crosby.
First Student, Employee, Parent, and Alumni Challenge
First Alumni: Bill Jenkins, Theatre & Dance First Employee: Debra Roberts, Teachers College First Parent: Scott Fuller, Gymnastics First Student: Jayden Gillam, Christian Student Foundation
Brunch Leaderboard
The five areas that raise the most money from 10 a.m. - Noon each receive $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $9,882.80
2 $1,000 Football $8,032.54
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $6,463.36
4 $1,000 Men's Golf $4,685.00
5 $1,000 Men's Tennis $4,360.00
Evening Donor Leaderboard
The five areas with the most donors between 8-10 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Indiana Academy $8,142.54
2 $1,000 Cardinal Excellence Fund $7,140.00
3 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $6,951.80
4 $1,000 Honors College $6,129.18
5 $1,000 Department of Architecture $6,025.00
College Donor Leaderboard
The college that has the most donors by midnight will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $5,000 College of Fine Arts 641
2 College of Communication, Information, and Media 558
3 College of Sciences and Humanities 548
4 Miller College of Business 432
5 College of Health 389
Mentor Social Media Challenge
It’s all about who you know, and who you help! Share a story about an impactful Ball State mentor or mentee experience to X (Twitter). One participant will get to donate $500 to their favorite area. Stamp your post with #OneBallState and tag @BSUFoundation or @BallStateAlumni ❤️
Provost Marri College Leaderboard Challenge
The three colleges with the most donors will unlock an additional $250 for 1st place, $150 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place from Provost Anand Marri.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $250 College of Fine Arts 641
2 $150 College of Communication, Information, and Media 558
3 $100 College of Sciences and Humanities 548
4 Miller College of Business 432
5 College of Health 389
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $2,500 from the Alumni Council to Ball States greatest needs.
One Ball State Day Video Social Media Challenge
Share any of the One Ball State Day videos on Facebook, X (Twitter), or Instagram Stories using #OneBallState for a chance to earn extra challenge dollars. Two participants will get to donate $500 to their favorite area. Tag @BSUFoundation or @BallStateAlumni ❤️
EPM Employee Giving Challenge
VP for Enrollment Planning and Management Paula Luff, will match dollars raised from EPM employees, up to $500, to the Jack Beyerl Student Emergency Aid Fund.
Becca & Music Education Fund Match
Associate Professor & Coordinator of Music Education Kevin Gerrity will match gifts to the Rebecca Reichert Scholarship Fund in Music Education up to $300.
Share on social with #OneBallState
Rank State Gifts
1 IN 111
2 IL 7
3 PA 5
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