McKnight Center for the Performing Arts

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts encourages discovery, pushes educational boundaries and redefines Oklahoma State’s influence in the arts with world-class programming unique to the region. 

This world-class facility is an epicenter for the arts, attracting celebrated national and international programming featuring notable performing arts productions and artists. The center allows the university and the center's supporters to express - and be recognized for - their passion for the arts on a global stage. 

This year has certainly not turned out the way we expected, but its challenges have shown us there are still a number of ways we can live our mission and promote the performing arts in our community and beyond, even through disruption and uncertainty. We look forward to better days for the McKnight Center, not only as a place where people come together to celebrate performing arts, but also as a connection point between the world’s finest performing artists and aspiring performers and students of music.

When you support The McKnight Center, you help shape the future for Oklahoma State University. By contributing during Give Orange, you make our future a brighter orange!


Students Helping Students Challenge - $3K
Students - Want to unlock $3K in emergency funding for students in need? The first 175 students to make a gift will help unlock an anonymous donor's $3,000 for the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
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Social Media Challenge - Why Do You #GiveOrange? - $600
Share why you #GiveOrange using the hashtag and get entered for a chance to win up to $600 to your favorite cause at OSU. (3 winners of $200 each)
77 Oklahoma Counties Challenge
We are trying to get a gift from each of the 77 Oklahoma Counties. Help OSU turn the whole state orange by making a gift today!
50 States in 1,890 Minutes Challenge
Let's turn the map ORANGE! We are trying to get a gift from each of the 50 states. Help OSU turn the map orange by making a gift today!
Social Media Challenge - What's Your Orange Passion? - $500
What does your orange passion mean to you? Leave a comment on the OSU Foundation's Facebook posts explaining why you love OSU and mention your favorite orange passion for a chance of it winning an extra $500. #GiveOrange
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