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Crain's Chicago Business: SAIC Steps Out of Museum's Shadow

Crain’s Chicago Business just published a feature story on the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s recent triumphs–from fundraising and endowments to a new president and increased enrollment.

The story discusses the fundraising efforts of the school and highlights Beautiful/Work, the Campaign for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which has a goal of raising $50 million for student scholarships.

Crain’s aptly quotes Paula Crown—an artist, alumni, and supporter—who says that the school “is finally achieving the recognition it's long deserved,” and calls this recognition “a great benefit for the art world and for our city.”

The article was published online on July 2–one day after Elissa Tenny became the school’s first female president–to highlight an exciting time in SAIC’s continuing history.

Read the full article on Crain's Chicago Business' website.