EXPAND OUR Campus & Community Impact

Our beautiful campus ensures that our students learn and live in modern, well-equipped facilities. Your philanthropic support will enable us to continue to enhance our campus and maintain these facilities for the benefit of our students.

Our University also has a transformative impact on the people who live and work in the communities that we serve.

Many of these facilities also enable us to provide cultural opportunities and entertaining programs to our friends and neighbors. We enthusiastically embrace this aspect of our mission, because we embody the enduring values of Beneficence. We are grateful for the generous support of our founders and our benefactors, so we are committed to demonstrating our gratitude by inviting the members of the community to enjoy the cultural amenities and entertaining programs that we offer. Please help us to serve our friends and neighbors.

Student in David Owsley Museum of Art

FUNDING Opportunities

  • Enhancing our academic facilities.
  • Finishing the East Mall and adding amenities.
  • Expanding the David Owsley Museum of Art to better serve the community.
  • Continuing support of the partnership with Muncie Community Schools.
  • Building a new Performing Arts Center in The Village


The number of community patrons who attend Theatre & Dance performances on campus each year.


Annual visitors to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium, Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, and other College of Science and Humanities events and facilities, combined.

$100 Million

Amount of private investment committed to helping redevelop the Village, with Ball State as a partner.

1,700 and growing

Combined amount of hours Ball State employees volunteer with Muncie Community Schools each year.


Annual visitors to the David Owsley Museum of Art.


Square feet in Ball State’s new Multicultural Center, a focal point along the new East Mall and a welcoming space for campus and community members alike.

Performing Arts Center Rendering


All too often on college campuses, capital projects are pitched to potential donors with a “Field of Dreams” storyline. If you build it, they will come.

That is a leap of faith that you do not have to take with the Department of Theatre and Dance’s proposed $60 million Performing Arts Center. The talented students, faculty, and staff are already here. And faculty-led student performances already draw more than 25,000 patrons to campus every year.

With an all-star team already in place, imagine what would be possible if they weren’t limited by current facilities – facilities that are too old, too small, and spread too far apart. The new facility will have a 450 seat mainstage theatre, flexible black-box theatre, large lobby, shop spaces and more.

With a proposed location at University and McKinley avenues, the Performing Arts Center will breathe life into The Village commercial district.

This important revitalization on the edge of our beautiful campus will attract community members from throughout our region, enhancing the appeal of our University and our city.

Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns


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