MIAD Annual Fund

Why support MIAD’s Annual Fund?

  • MIAD is the #1 art and design college nationwide for helping low-income students attain upper-middle-class jobs (Money Magazine, 2019 Best Colleges for Your Money).
  • Enrollment has grown 40% over the past five years.
  • Graphic Design USA has named MIAD a Top Design School for four consecutive years.

Like all colleges, MIAD cannot rely on tuition alone to support its outstanding students and programs. Wherever you direct your gift, and whatever amount you generously donate, you will make a significant difference.


Annual Fund Designations

Please designate your gift to one of the following areas of need:

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

  • Alumni Thesis Scholarships: Support students to fabricate and install their senior thesis exhibitions.

  • Housing Scholarships: A generous donor will match your gift up to $25,000 today, supporting MIAD students with high financial need to live on campus and succeed academically.

  • Youth Education Programs: Support Pre-College and Future Designers – the on-site and off-site high school programs to introduce students of need and diverse students to robust career pathways and prepare them for entering college. 

  • Public/Community Programs: Support the MIAD Creativity Series with renowned creative professionals; gallery exhibitions and programs; or Continuing Education programs for K-12 teachers and community members. Please make a note in the Comments box if you wish to designate your gift to a specific public/community program.

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

  • Named Scholarship $10,000: Support a scholarship in the name of your choosing. 

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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.