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Annual Giving

Annual giving, to the Designlife Fund or one of the Department/School Funds for Excellence, is essential to the College of Design’s ability to make an impact on the lives of others. These gifts provide vital discretionary support that can be allocated quickly and flexibly to any area of the college where it will make a difference, whether toward a student activity or field trip, to upgrade educational technology, send a faculty member to a professional conference, launch a new community outreach program, or organize an exhibition of student art. Gifts of $1,000 or more qualify donors for recognition in the Chancellor’s Circle leadership giving society.

Designlife Fund

Donors to the Designlife Fund make possible the vision that design is a powerful force that can help solve the challenges of our state, nation, and world. Designlife support provides discretionary funds for the Dean to distribute to all areas of the College, from student projects, student organizations, and programmatic support for external outreach, communications, and alumni engagement. These discretionary funds allow us to transform the ordinary design education into an extraordinary experience. Support for the Designlife Fund is key to propelling the college forward.

The College directs this unrestricted support toward top priorities such as:

  • Student programs
  • Research support
  • Student and faculty recruitment activities
  • Scholarships and fellowships