Fine Arts Parents Council

Welcome from the Chair

Caroline Schupbach, Chair of the Fine Arts Parents Council

As the parents of young artists and creatives, we are dedicated to supporting our children - driving them to rehearsals and lessons, paying for art supplies and instruments, and cheering them on at every step of the way. 

Sending your child off to college is both exciting and challenging. As they begin the next chapter of their lives, the Fine Arts Parents Council offers a way for families to stay connected with the college, meet other parents, and support all Fine Arts students by raising funds for The Doty Society, an unrestricted dean's fund that provides scholarships, travel and research aid, and emergency funding.

I hope you will join me and become a member for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Sincerely, 

Caroline Schupbach

Class of '92, B.A. in American Studies

Parent of Class of '22, B.A. in Art History


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Upcoming Activities

  • Fall Council Meeting - Sunday, September 23 @ 10:30 a.m. / Doty Fine Arts Building, UT Campus
  • Fine Arts Parents Breakfast at UT Family Weekend - Saturday, October 27 @ 9:00 a.m. / Doty Fine Arts Building, UT Campus
  • Spring Council Meeting - Date and Time TBD, UT Campus
  • Spring Regional Events in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio adn Austin to connect high school students and their parents to current Fine Arts Parents

Students at the 2017 College of Fine Arts Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Involvement Opportunities

  • Serve as a resource for current parents at college events
  • Provide information and insights to new and prospective parents and their students through outreach
  • Help raise funds for The Doty Society, the dean's unrestricted fund for scholarships and emergency student support
  • Identify internship and professional development opportunities in your community for Fine Arts students
  • Host or attend Council events in key Texas cities
  • Other leadership opportunities, at the Dean's discretion 

Membership Levels

The College of Fine Arts is deeply committed to building a strong parent community. All COFA parents and family members will automatically receive the college’s free quarterly family e-newsletter, or call (512) 471-6468 to sign up. 

Basic Level - $250 

  • Invitation to biannual Council meetings in Austin
  • Invitation to other regional Council events in Texas
  • Includes a $50 tax-deductible donation to The Doty Society

Associate Level - $500

All of the benefits above, plus:

Advisory Level - $1,000

All of the benefits above, plus:

  • Four complimentary tickets to one Fine Arts student performance per semester 
  • Chance to win home game football tickets
  • Includes a $750 tax-deductible donation to The Doty Society

Executive Level - $2,500

All of the benefits above, plus

  • A private lunch with Dean Doug Dempster
  • Invitation to the annual Fine Arts Advisory Council fall meeting held in Austin
  • Reserved parking and seating for four at the Fine Arts Commencement Ceremony 
  • Includes a $2,250 tax-deductible donation to The Doty Society


For more information, contact Executive Director for Development Sondra Lomax at (512) 471-6468 or lomax@austin.utexas.edu.