Annual Giving

Your annual gift makes a direct impact on the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) community—especially our students—by providing them with the necessary resources and support to become the artists, designers, and scholars of a better tomorrow. No matter what role you play in our community, when you support SAIC with an annual gift, you champion and invest in the potential of our remarkable network of changemakers.

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Annual giving to SAIC ensures that the School can continue to uphold and promote our community’s shared priorities and values:

Fund for SAIC (Unrestricted)
Unrestricted gifts provide SAIC with the strength and flexibility to address emerging priorities where funding is needed most.

Career Preparedness Fund
Provide access to career advising, internships, and professional development opportunities for students and alums, helping them to lead sustainable, creative lives.

Parent & Family Fund
Unrestricted gifts by current or former SAIC parents and families allow the School to address emerging priorities where funding is needed most.

Scholarship Fund 
Ensure all students have access to SAIC's world-renowned art education, regardless of economic status.

Student Emergency Fund
Ensure that students have access to the support and resources they need to successfully recover from unexpected financial crises.

Wellness Fund
Enable all students to have access to health resources that empower them to persist and thrive.

Ways to Give

There are several ways to make an impact and support SAIC. Learn more about ways to give and make your annual gift online today. 

Questions? Contact us.

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Office of Advancement

116 S. Michigan Ave., 5th floor, 
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312.499.4190