Ways To Give

You can make an impact—now and in the future—at Columbus College of Art & Design.

Our students, faculty, programs, campus, and community at large benefit from the generosity of donors. Explore the many ways you can support CCAD, from contributing to our annual fund to endowing a scholarship.

Donate to CCAD Today

Make your gift of any size safely and securely through our giving form. You’ll have an option to make your gift in honor or in memory of someone.

Student Support

Be a part of our efforts to make a CCAD education possible for students by establishing an endowed or annual scholarship fund—or contribute to an existing one.

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    Name an Endowed Scholarship

    Awarded based on financial need, academic performance, or other criteria; provides annual distribution in perpetuity. ($50,000 minimum)

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    Support an Annual Scholarship

    Awarded based on financial need, academic performance, or other criteria for a specific period; minimum $2,000 annually for at least three years. ($6,000 minimum)

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    Grow an Existing Scholarship Fund

    Add to an already-established scholarship fund with a gift of any amount!

Faculty Support

Support faculty retention and professional development by establishing an endowed or annual chair or professorship—or contribute to an existing endeavor.

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    Department Chair

    Supplemental compensation and/or professional support for the chair of a department; provides annual distribution in perpetuity*. ($1,000,000 minimum)

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    Department Support

    Supplemental compensation and/or professional support for a faculty position; provides annual distribution in perpetuity*. ($300,000 minimum)

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    Annual Chair

    Supplemental compensation and/or professional support for the chair of a department for a specific period. ($120,000 minimum–$40,000 annually for at least three years.)

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    Annual Professorship

    Supplemental compensation and/or professional support for a faculty position for a specific period. ($36,000 minimum–$12,000 annually for at least three years)

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    Griffith Faculty Excellence Fund

    Add to an already-established faculty fund with a gift of any amount!

Academic Support

Support our academic programs and experiential learning experiences by creating endowed or annual funds—or contribute to an existing campus initiative.

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    Endowed Undesignated Fund

    Benefits CCAD in general in perpetuity; spending authority resides with the president. ($25,000 minimum)

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    Endowed Designated Fund

    Benefits a specific department or program in perpetuity*; spending authority resides with the chair or faculty leader of a specified department or program. ($50,000 minimum)

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    Annual Designated Fund

    Benefits a project or initiative designated by the donor and approved by the College for a specific period. ($6,000 minimum)

Giving Methods

Whether you’re making a one-time gift or establishing an endowment, there are several vehicles to make your gift.

Checks, credit card payments, electronic transfers, and other cash-equivalent gifts to CCAD are, in most cases, fully deductible charitable contributions.

As a qualified public charity, CCAD may receive gifts directed from donor-advised funds. Check with your donor-advised fund manager for details.

Many employers match charitable contributions made by their employees. Check with your employer to see if your gift to CCAD can be matched.

Stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares may be transferred directly to CCAD, in most cases as a fully deductible charitable contribution. CCAD will work with you to arrange the donation.

Distributions from IRAs may be directly transferred to CCAD. In certain cases, the distribution is not recognized as income. Check with your IRA manager for details.

Gifts of tangible personal property—art supplies, artworks, books, computers, etc.—are always appreciated. CCAD will work with you to arrange the donation.

Legacy gifts can be made through various deferred vehicles, such as bequests, charitable trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance policies, and retirement plan assets. We will work with you and your financial advisor or legal counsel to arrange a planned gift to meet your philanthropic goals.


Pledged gifts made to CCAD in several scheduled installments enable a greater contribution over a period of time. CCAD will work with you to arrange the pledge.

Gifts of tangible personal property—art supplies, artworks, books, computers, etc.—are always appreciated. CCAD will work with you to arrange the donation.

Interested in learning more about supporting us?

Contact Our Team
If you have questions about giving opportunities, contact the Development Office.