The University of Evansville has received what it calls a generous gift from the Indianapolis-based Efroymson Family Fund. The money is earmarked for the university’s Department of Art. UE says the gift will fund a variety of programs within the arts school.
The university says the department will be able to bring in guest artists each semester as part of the Efroymson Family Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series. UE art students will also be able to interact with professional artists through lectures and workshops.
“We are really excited to create a more impactful learning experience for our art students, thanks to the Efroymson Family Fund,” said Todd Matteson, chair of the Department of Art. “Their contributions help us in preparing our students to be successful not just at UE, but beyond the classroom.”
The fund also supports a paid, marketing internship for a current art student. UE says the Efroymson fund will also support a new fellowship program that will help recent graduates from the UE Department of Art who wish to continue their education.
“The university is tremendously grateful for the ongoing support from the Efroymson family,” said Sylvia DeVault, corporate and foundation relations officer for UE. “For ten years now, they have been supporters of the arts, which has created a lasting impact on our campus and in the Evansville community.”