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Ways to Give

Every gift, no matter the size, has an impact on the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Design.

While you might have left the College of Design, we hope the College of Design has never really left you.

More than ever, alumni and friend support makes a difference in determining the future of the College of Design. These gifts have a direct impact on a range of philanthropic priorities that bridged the growing gap between ability and need. As lifelong students of the College of Design, donors who pay it forward are investing in the College and impacting society through design.

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.

Donors have a significant impact on design education.

Hear from Dean Hoversten as he talks about how contributions to the Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign can help the college.

This academic year, thanks to the generous support of private donors, the College was able to award 50 scholarships and fellowships to 60 outstanding students totaling almost $167,000. These awards enable the college to recruit and retain the best and the brightest students and it makes a design education possible for students who may not otherwise be able to afford a college degree.

Private gifts and endowments provided the funding to bring in outstanding guest lecturers. More than 40 speakers visited the college last year, providing guidance and inspiration for students, faculty, and staff.

Other gifts made possible students’ dreams to study abroad or explore a special area of interest or research.

Collectively, the support provided by donors creates an enriched learning experience and raises the profile of the College of Design.

Got Questions?

Jill Orr

Executive Director of Development