Ways to give

Establish an endowed scholarship fund

($50,000 minimum)

Awarded based on financial need, academic performance, or other criteria; provides annual distribution in perpetuity*

Establish an annual scholarship fund

(Current use; $6,000 minimum)

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

Give to an existing endowed scholarship fund

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

Faculty support 

Establish an endowed chair

($1,000,000 minimum)

Supplemental compensation and/or professional support for the chair of a department; provides annual distribution in perpetuity*

Establish an endowed professorship

($300,000 minimum)

Supplemental compensation and/or professional support for a faculty position; provides annual distribution in perpetuity*

Establish an annual chair

(Current use; $120,000 minimum)

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

Establish an annual professorship

(Current use; $36,000 minimum)

Supplemental compensation and/or professional support for a faculty position for a specific period; minimum $12,000 annually for at least three years

Give to the Griffith Faculty Excellence Endowed Fund

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

Academic Support 

Establish an endowed undesignated fund

($25,000 minimum)

Benefits CCAD in general in perpetuity*; spending authority resides with 

the president

Establish an endowed designated fund

($50,000 minimum)

Benefits a specific department or program in perpetuity*; spending authority resides with the chair or faculty leader of specified department or program

Establish an annual designated fund

(Current use; $6,000 minimum)

Benefits a project or initiative designated by the donor and approved by the College for a specific period; minimum $2,000 annually for at least three years

Give to the Skestos Endowment Fund for Visiting Artists & Lectures

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

 

General Support 

Give to CCAD’s general scholarship fund

Help CCAD students thrive with a scholarship gift of any amount!

Give to CCAD’s annual fund

Bolster CCAD’s financial well-being with an undesignated gift of any amount!

*CCAD’s annual endowment distribution rate is currently 4% as detailed in the College’s Endowment Policy. This rate is subject to change with approval by the College’s Board of Trustees, and annual distributions may fluctuate based on endowment performance.


Giving vehicles 

Gifts 

Cash

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

Donor-advised funds

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

Matching gifts

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

Publicly-traded securities

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.

IRA charitable rollovers

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-in-kind

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

 

Commitments 

Pledges

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.

Planned gifts

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

Special gifts 

In honor

Recognize a family member, friend, or colleague with a gift in their honor. CCAD will notify them of the tribute.

In memory

Remember a family member, friend, or colleague with a gift in their memory. Whenever possible, CCAD will notify next of kin of the tribute.

 


Interested in learning more? Contact our team! 

Columbus College of Art & Design Development Office

Mailing Address: 107 N. 9th St. | Columbus, OH 43215

Office Address: 60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215

development@ccad.edu  | 614.222.3232

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