The 1866 Founder’s Circle at the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) honors friends and alumni of the school who have generously included SAIC in their estate plans.

Members of the 1866 Founder’s Circle are valued members of the SAIC community who help to secure SAIC’s future. Estate gifts to SAIC provide support for student scholarships, facility enhancements, technology acquisitions and upgrades, academic programming, and many other initiatives.

Becoming a member of the1866 Founder’s Circle gives SAIC an opportunity to say “thank you.” As a member you will receive E+D magazine, our biannual publication that will provide you with colorful SAIC stories and information on public events; and you will receive invitations to special school events throughout the year. Additionally, members will be listed in the Donor Honor Roll and on SAIC’s Donor Wall.

The impact of estate gifts is especially powerful because members of the 1866 Founder’s Circle inspire others to consider supporting SAIC in a similar manner. For this we are forever grateful.

To learn more about the 1866 Founder’s Circle, please contact Katy R. Solomon in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 312.499.4193.

The material presented on this Planned Giving page is not offered as legal or tax advice.