East Carolina University is proud to offer a unique opportunity for alumni and donors to own a special edition “Pirate Purple Glazed” work by the acclaimed potter and distinguished alumnus Ben Owen, III. Each piece is marked on its base with the ECU Pirate and signed by the artist.
Your donation to the School of Art and Design will help support scholarships, faculty development, student enrichment, and enhancement of its educational programs.
Benjamin Wade Owen III is from Seagrove, North Carolina, a town known for its many pottery galleries and studios. Ben comes from three generations of potters and continues to portray his grandfather’s influence in his work. Between 1987 and 1989, Ben completed undergraduate liberal arts coursework at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC. At East Carolina University, he earned a BFA in ceramics in 1993 and received the outstanding student award from both the Ceramics program and the School of Art and Design. He operates a gallery located in his grandfather’s original workshop.
To own a special edition work, please contact:
Mary Jane Gaddis
Director of Development
College of Fine Arts and Communication
East Carolina University
The Friends of the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University was organized over 3 decades ago. Its mission is to provide financials support to the school for scholarships, programs and projects that benefit the students and faculty. The Friends also encourage and promote the visual arts to its members and the community.
Your membership in the friends not only helps provide financial support to the students and faculty, it helps increase the awareness of the School of Art and design in the community and the state.
Your membership supports scholarships, programs and projects that benefit the students and faculty. In addition you will receive invitations to special events. Membership levels include:
______ $25 alumni (if you graduated in the last 5 years)
______ $50 Base Member
______ $100 Patron
______ $250 Benefactor
______ $500 Leader
______ $1,000 Chancellor’s Society
Please Join today at https://onestop.ecu.edu/onlinegiving/
There are many also many other ways to help The School of Art and Design succeed.
Endow a scholarship
Named scholarships exist in perpetuity. Your gift today can honor a loved one or mentor until the end of time. Endowed scholarships are $25,000 and can be established over a five-year period.
Create a custom scholarship
o attract the most promising students, we offer a variety of scholarships. Gifts from $500 to $7,500 annually (four year commitment) can be successfully used to support our studios.
Don’t forget us when you’re gone...
The university can assist you in diverting a portion of your wealth to the School of Art and Design when you can no longer use it.
Yes, we’d like your car/boat/plane/house!
We’re fiscally creative. If you have property you’d care to gift to the University, we can turn it into student scholarships. Ask us how!
Major Gifts Officer for the College of Fine Arts and Communication
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