Sarofim School of Fine Arts

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Friends of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts exists to teach Southwestern students the full spectrum of the fine arts. Every performance, recital, exhibit, and lecture represents a teaching moment as the Sarofim School prepares students to become contributors to society, whether as professionals in the fine arts or as knowledgeable citizens versed in the arts.

To ensure that Southwestern can continue providing the broadest experiences for learning and teaching the fine arts, Southwestern established the Friends of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts. Your membership and financial support ensure a healthy academic future.

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Membership Benefits

When you become a Friend, you’ll receive exclusive benefits throughout the year.

  • 3 events each year in Music, Theatre, Art or Art History- 1 in the fall and 2 in the spring. 
  • Pre- or post-event socials with each Friends event
  • Option to reserve 2 complimentary tickets before public access to Southwestern’s popular Shilling Lecture (past speakers include Jane Goodall, Bill Moyers, Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, Benazir Bhutto, and Bill Bradley)
  • Invitation to out-of-town Art Adventures, touring exhibitions and special collections (for an additional fee) 

In addition to the above, members joining at the $1,000 and above level receive:

  • Southwestern’s Homecoming Donor Recognition event

In addition to the above, members joining at the $2,500 and above level receive:

  • Special events hosted by the Dean of Fine Arts.

 

Since We Already Have So Many Friends in Common, Why Not Make It Official?

Join the Friends of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts. Each membership is for a household (two persons), and single members may bring a guest to each event. The tax-deductible portion of the membership is the amount given beyond $150 which covers food and beverage at events throughout the season.

Membership levels:

 

Dean’s Council
$500-$999
President’s Council
$1,000-$2,499
Alma Thomas Society
$2,500-$4,999
Sarofim Society
$5,000 and above

Event Galleries

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    The Friends of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts kicked off their 2012-2013 season with a presentation on costume design given by Kerry Bechtel, associate professor of theatre and chair of the Theatre Department. (Photos by Lucas Adams)
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    Friends of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts gathered at Greg and Linda Austin’s lovely house in Old Town for dinner after the March 4, 2012 production of “The Beggar’s Opera.” (Photos by Lucas Adams)

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Advisory Board

Eugenia Harrell
Linda McCalla
Myrna Rapp 
Sarah & West Short
Amanda & Brian Still 

 

Learn More

For more information on the Friends, contact the Dean’s Office at 512-863-1379.

 

Event Schedule

September 8, 2013

Friends Kick-Off Party
Presentations and Dinner

February 8, 2014

Dallas Art Adventure
Trip is an additional fee
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March 30, 2014
Gypsy
Matinee Performance and Dinner

April 27, 2014
Southwestern University Chorale and Orchestra
Concert and Reception