University of Southern Indiana
Toast to the Arts Invite

Toast to the Arts

The University of Southern Indiana’s Society for Arts and Humanities will hold its 29th annual Toast to the Arts fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 at City View at Sterling Square in Evansville. This year, the Toast will have a 1920s theme and period dress is encouraged.

Online Pay Instructions

Tickets for the cocktail attire event are $150 each, of which $75 is a tax-deductible charitable gift. The evening will include a cash bar, live entertainment, dinner and dessert by the Bauerhaus as well as a live and silent auction. Auctions that evening will include paintings, sculptures, ceramic pieces, jewelry, antiques, dinners, and special events. USI art and design faculty and alumni will donate some of the artwork.

Auction items included:

  • Paintings
  • Sculptures
  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry
  • Antiques
  • Dinners
  • Special Events

With the proceeds from this event, the Society is able to fund four full-tuition USI scholarships and to support student development by assisting student programming, research and travel to conferences, museums, concerts and exhibits.  The Society also helps fund on-campus speakers, film festivals, the Southern Indiana Review and student publications.


Our deepest thanks go out to the following sponsors for this year's Toast to the Arts Gala. You make it possible for us to host this event and fundraise for our fantastic students.

Evansville Teachers Federal Credit UnionWoodward Commercial RealtyFirst Financial Bank Empire Contractors  F.C. Tucker - Team McClintock  FC Tucker Emge Logo Deaconess Hospital Logo Deaconess Women's Hospital Logo

 Thank you, Dr. and Mrs. Talley


$150 Per Person (Includes a $75 Charitable Gift). Corporate Tables & Sponsorships available.

Meal Options

Choose from:

  • Bruschetta Stuffed Chicken
  • Roasted Portobello with Zucchini
  • Pecan Crusted Salmon

Each meal is served with:

  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Reserve Your Seat Online

If you would like to pay online, please follow the instructions below: 

  1. Keep this tab/window open as you work through the next steps.
  2. Click on the following link (which opens in a new window) >>
  3. Click on the "Make A Gift" button in the right column
  4. Click on "Online Giving Form"
  5. Enter 150 in the "Gift Amount" box to pay for one person ($300 for two people, etc.).
  6. Confirm you are not a robot.
  7. Enter your contact information.
  8. In the question of "Gift," select Toast to the Arts Gala 
  9. In the comments section, type your meal selection (from the choices above) and the names of the individuals in your party
  10. Continue to "Checkout" and confirm your payment is submitted

If you have any questions about the process, corporate sponsorships, or if you need to make special dietary and disability-related accommodations please contact:

Maria Nguyen | 812-461-5223 |

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