The gift will support the school's College Arts Access Program for Chicago high school students.
SAIC students gain real-world, hands-on experience in the design industry working alongside industry professionals.
SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program and Conversations at the Edge bring in 16 leading artists and scholars for lectures and screenings, including an Academy Award Nominee, a Pioneer in Prosthetics, and SAIC Alumni.
SAIC announced a $1 million gift from the Levys to support need-based scholarships.
New Study finds that Chicago universities are an economic and educational force, touting a 26 percent increase degrees awarded, supporting 43,000 jobs and $10.8 billion in economic activity in Chicago.
Auction Includes Works by SAIC Alumni, Proceeds to Benefit Chicago High School Graduates
The gift is one of the largest in the school’s history and will provide competitive student scholarships through the Pritzker Graduate Fellowship Fund.
The 56,000-square-foot plot of land was purchased as part of the school's Campus Master Plan.
The gift, the largest from parents of an SAIC alum, establishes a professorship and fellowship within the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism.
SAIC professor and accomplished writer and photographer, Shawn Michelle Smith, received the annual prize at the Literary Lions Luncheon on Oct. 7