Donor Spotlight

Sharon Pfister

Sharon Pfister supports the arts at IU Southeast

Sharon Pfister recently committed a gift to support IU Southeast in honor of her late husband Robert L. Pfister. Robert Pfister graduated from IU Southeast in 1975 with a bachelor of science in accounting. After graduating, he worked at Rohm and Haas, a manufacturing company, for over 30 years. He passed away in 2015. Sharon has remained a committed and annual donor. She currently supports the Pfister and Prather Scholarship for financially needy students from Silver Creek High School, where she and her husband graduated. “IU Southeast allowed my husband to get his degree while working full-time and allowed him to stay close to home,” said Sharon Pfister. “Education is very important. It can really make a difference in someone’s life and what they can do going forward.” Her most recent gift will support the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center Endowment Fund, the Ogle Center Operations Support Fund and the Humanities Fund.

“I love the arts, and I think the Ogle Center is such a wonderful resource for our community,” she said. “Back before the pandemic, when things were normal, sometimes I would be there twice in one weekend.”

Sharon also has fond memories of seeing performances at the Ogle Center with her uncle and former IU Southeast professor.

“The Ogle Center is great, and it’s easy to get to,” said Sharon. “You don’t have to go to Louisville, but you can still get a lot of entertainment and culture. I just think we’re so lucky to have a wonderful local artistic resource for our community.”

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