Additional Ways to Support SAIC


Your Time. An Invaluable Resource.

Many people wish to support the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) by becoming directly involved in the school. For those who desire to immerse themselves in the SAIC experience, we offer many opportunities.


One of the most important ways that you can give back is through volunteering. Your time is an asset, and donating it is very much appreciated. Here are many ways for you to do so:

  • Events
    Alumni Relations and the Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) office host local, national, and international events throughout the year. We are always looking for an extra pair of hands to help with set up, check in, and invitations.
  • Lectures, Panels, and Classroom Visits
    Alumni Relations teams up with fellow SAIC departments to host lectures and panel discussions for both student and public audiences. Let us know if you are interested in public speaking.
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship
    Do you or someone you know own a business? A catering service? Have a gallery space? Great ideas? Many of our most successful events and programs are made possible by the generosity of in-kind donations such as the free use of exhibition/event space, services, or products. Let us know if you can help us find more opportunities like these.
  • Regional Community Contacts
    Are you a connector? Hundreds of SAIC students are graduating and moving to new cities each year and many alumni travel for residencies and new opportunities. Help us help them get acquainted with their new surroundings and make new friends. Let us know if you are interested in becoming a regional contact.


Ready to Volunteer?

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