Thank you for considering a charitable donation to the School of Art + Art History + Design. We are committed to providing an inspiring, creative, and necessary educational environment for our students; maintaining and expanding a stellar tradition of outstanding teaching and research amongst our faculty; and developing thoughtful and engaging programming throughout the School. Together your support is crucial in our efforts to maintain top-ranked programs within the School and cultivate academic and artistic excellence on campus and beyond.
The School currently has three top priorities for gifts:
Jacob Lawrence Gallery ENDOWMENT
Gifts to the Jacob Lawrence Gallery Endowment Fund support the sustainability of the gallery's operations and programs, including: exhibitions featuring work by students and faculty, as well as national and international artists; biannual critical art writing journal; student internships; artist and scholar honoraria; and director's stipend.
Example: Laura Stowell, PhD candidate, wrote to scholarship donors: "My research explores contemporary feminist performance practice… I am interested in how female artists use the body as a site to explore modes of resistance to and ways of working through the memory (personal and cultural) of experiences of violence… Your generous support will provide me with the time and reduced financial pressure to focus full time on my research, which is an amazing gift."
Example: Professor Karen Cheng used part of her Donald E. Petersen Endowed Professorship to delve deeper into information design. As she wrote to the Petersens, the funds "allowed me to conduct research, author a paper, and edit a special edition of ARCADE (a non-profit design journal) exploring this important sub-discipline of design." Read more faculty examples.
Henry Suzzallo Society
Did you know that if you have arranged for a future gift to the UW, including any School funds listed above or below, you may be eligible for membership in the Henry Suzzallo Society? Learn more on the society's webpages, which includes contact information if you have questions.