MIAD Annual Fund

Why support MIAD’s Annual Fund?

  • 63% of first-year students from Wisconsin are the first in their family to attend college. 

  • 40% of all students are Pell-eligible (of lowest income)

  • In 2019, MIAD was named the #1 art and design college nationwide for helping low-income students attain upper-middle-class jobs (Money Magazine, “Best Colleges for Your Money”).

  • Enrollment has grown 50% in five years, and MIAD has been designated an Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Wherever you direct your gift, and whatever amount you generously donate, you help MIAD students be unstoppable creative leaders. Here are examples of how your gift makes an impact:

  • $2,500 provides one First in My Family or Housing Scholarship 

  • $1,000 buys two first-year students an iPad to develop their digital design literacy and skills

  • $500 contributes to a general scholarship for one deserving student

  • $250 helps a student to pay emergency out-of-pocket healthcare or rental costs

  • $160 gives a first-year student a WiFi hotspot to access specialized software for coursework

  • $50 provides meals for one week to a student with emergency needs 

How to Designate Your Gift

Using the form on this page, please designate your gift to one of the following areas of need:

  • Scholarships: Help students access a nationally ranked undergraduate education and career opportunities. If you wish to designate for First In My Family Scholarships or Housing Scholarships, please select General Scholarships and make a note in the Comments box.

  • Digital equity initiatives: Provide first-year students with access to essential digital literacy support and technologies, such as iPads and software, to complete coursework.

  • MIAD Student Emergency Fund: Help students facing urgent needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Areas of greatest need: Your unrestricted gift supports Presidential Initiatives, such as new programs, innovative technologies and facilities, equity and inclusion initiatives, and areas of greatest need.

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        MIAD is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gifts may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you have questions about contributing to MIAD, please contact Vivian Rothschild at [email protected] or 414-847-3239.