USF College of The Arts - Arts Across Campus

39 donors

156% of 25 Goal.

0 days left.

$5,000 raised

Project ended on April 14, 2024
Project Owner (s)

Who We Are

As the creative center of the University of South Florida, the College of The Arts provides an enriched, creative and professional environment for tomorrow’s leaders in architecture, community design, art, art history, music, theatre and dance.

Steve Fessler and Randy Lord aren't just supporters; they're catalysts for change. Their tangible contributions, from mentorship to bringing professional artists to campus, speak volumes about their dedication to our cause. Fessler's active involvement on the USF Foundation Board of Directors ensures that our connections extend far beyond campus borders.

What We Do

Imagine a world where art is accessible to all, regardless of financial means. That's our reality at the USF College of The Arts. By offering free admission to all our performances and exhibits, we've broken down barriers and welcomed a diverse audience eager to experience the power of creativity. But we can't do it alone. Your support is essential in keeping our doors open to everyone who seeks inspiration and cultural enrichment.

For every dollar you give, Steve Fessler and Randy Lord will match it, doubling the impact of your generosity up to $5,000.

Your Impact

Your contribution isn't just a donation; it's an investment in change. By attending our performances, you're not just enjoying entertainment — you're fostering connections, sparking conversations and igniting imaginations. Whether it's a concert, play, musical, art exhibition or lecture, your support ensures these transformative experiences reach those who need them most.

USF Faculty and Staff: You can give online through this campaign site, or complete this payroll deduction form (enter fund #230060, College of The Arts Deans Operating Fund) and email it to

What Your Generosity Will Do

Your generosity fuels our ambition to excel, not just locally but on a national scale. Together, we're redefining accessibility in the arts, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience the transformative power of creativity.

We extend our heartfelt thanks for your support and look forward to welcoming you to the USF College of The Arts.

Spread the Word

Join me in supporting the arts at USF with a gift toward our College of The Arts Deans Operating Fund at! A gift of any size matters and directly impacts our students. Thank you and #GoBulls!

Latest Updates

Match challenge unlocked!

Office of Annual Giving, Apr 12, 2024

Thanks to your generosity and support, we hit our goal of 25 gifts, and Steve Fessler ‘77 and Randy Lord generously offered to match up to $5,000 for the College of The Arts for every dollar you gave.

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Artisan Advocate

Embrace the arts with a gift of $25, supporting student creativity and academic exploration.

Scholar Supporter

Your gift helps nurture scholarly endeavors, providing resources for research, innovation, and academic programs.

Visionary Voyager

Your commitment empowers students and faculty to explore innovative ideas and push the boundaries of their disciplines.

Luminary Leader

Your gift Illuminates the path forward for students and faculty and demonstrates a commitment to excellence in education.

Legacy Champion

Your generosity ensures future generations continue to benefit from a vibrant academic community.

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