VAC supporters in gallery during reception

Philanthropic donations sustain Visual Arts Center activities, from the annual artist-in-residence program to student exhibitions to unique programs and events that serve the Austin arts community, all of which provide students with hands-on educational experiences. Gifts at all levels are appreciated—from vital investment in operating expenses, to annual underwriting support, to special programmatic support through the Visual Arts Center Endowment.

Annual support at the $1,000 level and above is acknowledged through the VAC’s membership program, the Underwriter’s Circle. Each Underwriter’s Circle member receives invitations to exclusive events, as well as recognition on the donor wall at the entrance to the VAC. Select naming opportunities are also available for a number of superior exhibition spaces within the Visual Arts Center. Partnerships with local businesses and organizations are always welcome to support public programming and special events.

Give Online

Learn more about the various ways you can support the VAC by contacting:

Sondra Lomax, Executive Director and Associate Dean for Development
College of Fine Arts
(512) 471-6468

Founding Donors

A very special thanks to the Founding Donors of the Visual Arts Center Endowment

Steven W. Leslie

Curtis R. and Carol O. Kayem

Ollabelle and Gary Hall

Anne Scott Ebert

Charlene Cline Marsh
Ann S. Butler
Robin and Trey Hancock
Alma C. Madden
Allison and David Ayers
Carla and Kelly Thompson
Sara and Robert Hallam
Margaret Wilson Reckling
Mary Crouch

Underwriter’s Circle

Thank you to the Visual Arts Center Underwriter’s Circle

Suzanne Deal Booth

Allison and David Ayers
Ellen and David Berman
The Felvis Foundation / David Graham

Lisa Laughlin Schneider
Suzanne and Richard Cavender
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation / Lauren Dunwoody Collins
Jeanne and Michael Klein
Gail and Rodney Susholtz


Special thanks to our sponsor, Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

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