It’s a common misconception that income from ticket sales is sufficient to operate a performing arts facility such as the Ogle Center. Ticket sales cover only 25% of the Ogle Center’s operating expenses. It’s also a common misconception that the Ogle Center is fully funded by Indiana University, and therefore by the state of Indiana and its taxpayers. While we do receive financial support from Indiana University — and IU Southeast in particular — we could not function on that support alone. In addition to ticket revenue and support from the university, the Ogle Center, the IU Southeast Music and Theatre Departments depend on the generosity of businesses and individuals to continue and strengthen arts programming in our community. If you have enjoyed past performances at the Ogle Center, please consider making a contribution to our annual programming fund. If you are a regular contributor to the Fund for the Arts, you can earmark your donation for the Ogle Center.


The Ogle Center’s community of donors, Friends of the Ogle Center, join corporate, philanthropic, and cultural leaders in ensuring the Ogle Center continues to thrive as a presenter of world-class performing arts in southern Indiana. Your financial support is vital to the operation of this community treasure and helps foster educational opportunities for IU Southeast and community members alike.

Your gift to the Ogle Center may be designated to either our Operations Support Fund, which supports the annual operations of the Ogle Center, or to the Ogle Center Endowment Fund. A gift to the endowment is a lasting gift. The income from the endowment helps defray the costs of programs brought to the Ogle Center for presentation to the University and to the public. In addition, income may be used to purchase art works for the IU Southeast campus, provide scholarships for students at IU Southeast in the arts, or generally enhance the role of the arts in the region served by IU Southeast.

Contributions help the Ogle Center to:

  • Ensure the level of excellence and variety in programming
  • Maintain affordable ticket prices
  • Provide for the ongoing restoration of the Ogle Center’s art collection
  • Provide future funding needs for the maintenance of the Ogle Center to ensure that it remains the premier performing arts facility in southern Indiana for future generations




Ogle Center Director's Circle medallion imageDIRECTOR'S CIRCLE
A gift at the $1,000 level or above includes membership in the Director’s Circle. Supporters giving at this level will have access to a V.I.P. reception room prior to shows and during show intermissions as scheduled.

PATRON $1,000



PRODUCER $10,000

Your gift to the Ogle Center will inspire imaginations and enrich lives.
Thank you for your annual support!

For more information on how to give, please call Kirk Randolph at (812) 941-2266 or e-mail