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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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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.

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Amazon Smile Program

Otis College participates in the AmazonSmile program. See information on how you can help Otis through this program.

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.

Membership Groups

Patron's Circle — Our Patron's Circle annual leadership donors have an important impact on Otis, and fund a broad range of priority needs.

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.

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.
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