The advancement office is working diligently to complete the fundraising needed to support a variety of projects this year. These campaigns make a significant impact in the lives of Hoban students. Upon visiting campus, you will see the incredible support and commitment of Hoban alumni and friends. 


Renovation began on the week of Nov. 30 to transform Hoban's fourth-floor space into a new 7,400 square-foot visual arts center. This project is a current funding priority at Hoban. With the generous support of Hoban benefactors, the project is to be completed with a dedication in the spring of 2021. View the latest progress report. 

Schedule a tour of CREATE STUDIOS


CREATE is an acronym that stands for: Collaborative, Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic, Tech-Infused and Excellent

  • A creative learning space designed for collaboration between students, instructors, the Hoban community and beyond.
  • A facility that compels students on a rigorous pursuit of artistic practice, skill development, conceptual engagement and creative problem solving.
  • Academic and studio space oriented toward engaging students in the creative process as artists, Hoban community members, servant leaders and lifelong learners.
  • Studios equipped with the materials, tools, technology and space to engage students in authentic experiences as artists and creators.
  • Learning space for students that encourages artistic experimentation with traditional materials and new-media in a tech-infused environment.
  • A welcoming and inspiring learning environment for all students where Hoban’s academic excellence is enriched through a vibrant curriculum and highly-skilled faculty.


To learn more about the CREATE Studios and how you can contribute to this important initiative, contact the advancement office. Naming opportunities are available. Pledges can be made to this campaign but must be satisfied within 36 months of date of commitment.  

Give Now

CREATE STUDIOS Endowment $500,000
CREATE STUDIOS Visual Arts Center $400,000
Lobby and Entrance $50,000
Mac Computer Lab $50,000
Instructional Space (two available) $25,000
Project Studios (two available) $25,000
Multimedia Room $25,000
Student Gallery $25,000
Visiting Artist Studio  $25,000
Ceramics Studio and Kiln Room $10,000

Contact the advancement office

Laura Jo Hawk

Class of 1983
Vice President of Institutional Advancement