Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Institutional Advancement implements advancement goals and objectives in the context of the College-wide strategic plan. This includes fundraising (major donors, foundations, and corporations), alumni, communications, and special events.

 
Online Donation

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You may also mail a check to:

Otis College of Art and Design / Institutional Advancement

1700 East Walnut Avenue, Suite 650, El Segundo, CA 90245

 

Amazon Smile Program

Otis College participates in the AmazonSmile program.  - a program that allows a percentage of your qualified Amazon purchases to be donated directly to the O-Fund! You can get started by following these easy steps:

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Your support of the O-Fund directly assists students in the form of campus improvements, program support, and scholarships.  (Eligible purchases as marked)

 

Other Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

Cash Gifts — Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gift you can make. Gifts can be made through our online giving form, outright cash, personal checks, cashier's checks or money orders or over the phone (310-665-6869).

Ofund— Gifts made to the O-Fund by alumni, parents, and friends are unrestricted and are the foundation of all giving to Otis. Unrestricted money is used where it is needed the most. Currently, the needs are greatest in student scholarships, campus improvements, and upgraded technology in labs and classrooms.

Matching Gift Program — An easy way to double or triple your donation to Otis is to check with your employer. Many corporations match their employees charitable gifts. Matching gift programs provide Otis with "free money" from your employer. Contact us at ia@otis.edu to find out if your company is a matching gift entity.

Securities, Stocks, Bonds

Securities, Stocks, and Bonds — These can provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to Otis before they are sold.

Gifts of Stock — Gifts of stock are a great way for an individual to avoid financial implications from capital gains tax. You can make a gift of stock  Details (PDF)

New Charitable IRA Legislation —  Make a tax-free gift from your IRA! Individuals aged 70 1/2 or older with individual retirement accounts can make outright gifts  without tax complications. Details (PDF)

Planned Gifts

Legacy Society — The Otis Legacy Society honors the generosity of individuals who have included Otis in their estate plans. Making a planned gift creates a lasting legacy.

Real Estate — Personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land. There are considerable tax advantages to these gifts.