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Your support drives the future of design, and solutions for society at large.

Designing a Better Future

Our students come to us ready to change the world. With your help, they can.

Your support frees students from the burden of worrying about paying for materials or tuition. From specialized equipment to study abroad experiences, donor funds fuel hands-on learning and student success.

As a public institution, we welcome a diverse student body from all backgrounds — and giving is essential to that mission.

I hope I can use design for service to my community, and to give back to the program that has shaped me.

Zoe Hausmann

Caldwell Fellow and Graphic Design Major, Class of 2021

Make Your Gift Today

Good design is elemental to strong communities. Help shape the future of the college — and tomorrow’s bold solutions.

For the College of Design, we are focused on securing much-needed resources to build capacity and strength through increased access and opportunity for our students and support for our world-class faculty, research, education, and outreach programs.

Your Gift Makes It Possible

Private support provides design students unparalleled opportunities for innovative learning and academic growth while preparing them for a bright future to live a Designlife. Every gift, no matter the size, has an impact on the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Design. There are many ways donors can support the college through a gift, whether through annual giving, creating an endowment, or a lasting legacy of a planned gift.

A Lasting Effect

Gifts go beyond student impact.

Design is a powerful force that can help solve the challenges of our state, nation, and the world.

Your support helps faculty share their research with the world, which can spark major change across countless industries. And it bolsters our studio spaces and equipment, so creativity can keep flowing.

Find out about our different funds and how they make a difference to students and the college. Not sure how you want to make your gift? Get in touch with us.