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How to Give

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Thank you for your tax-deductible gift to MIAD. Your support is essential to MIAD’s mission of igniting curious minds through art, design and service. Explore the many methods to give to MIAD.


Make a single gift by credit card using the form above.


To pay by credit card via the phone, please call 414‑847‑3238.


Please make your check payable to “Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design” and indicate the designation of your gift in the memo line. Please send your check or credit card information to:

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Attn: Institutional Advancement
273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Join our Sustainers Circle and schedule an automatic monthly deduction from your credit card or checking account. Sign up here for monthly giving.

Securities / Wire Transfer

Contact the MIAD Institutional Advancement office to give a gift of stock, mutual fund or other securities, or to give by wire transfer.

Matching Gifts

If your company offers a matching gifts program, your impact on MIAD may be multiplied! Contact your employer or your spouse/partner’s employer (usually the Human Resources Office) to learn how to participate in the company’s matching gift program.

Gifts in kind

Non-cash gifts, or gifts in kind, are tangible property such as books, artwork, furniture or antiques. Contact the MIAD Institutional Advancement office with any questions.

Legacy Giving

Leave a lasting legacy for our future creative leaders. Contact the MIAD Institutional Advancement office or visit Legacy Giving to learn about planned giving opportunities such as bequests, beneficiary designations, memorial and tribute gifts and more.


Get involved! Gifts of your time and talents are welcome at MIAD. For example, you can:

  • Attend the MIAD Creativity Series, MIAD Holiday Sale or the annual Creative Fusion scholarship benefit.
  • Volunteer your time to assist with a MIAD event or other activities.
  • Hold a meeting in our creative spaces.

Contact our Director of Special Events Fran Serlin at or 414‑847‑3336 for more details on how to get involved.

MIAD is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gifts may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you have any questions about contributing to MIAD, please contact 414‑847‑3238.

A student in a long green skirt stands in front of their senior exhibition project and smiles.


Product Design students visualize unique toys

Juniors in the Compelling Narratives and Visualizations Product Design class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) were challenged with understanding brand momentum and partnerships.

Milwaukee County Historical Society honors MIAD

In celebration of 50 years of art and design education, the Milwaukee County Historical Society honored the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) at their annual Awards Dinner on May 9, 2024.

GDUSA names MIAD Communication Design a top program

Solution-oriented, hands-on visual literacy: this is a core quality of the Communication Design program at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). In 2024, Graphic Design USA Magazine recognized MIAD’s Communication Design major as one of the top programs in the nation.

Students receive national honors from Society of Illustrators

Four illustration students and graduates from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) received national honors from the Society of Illustrators. MIAD’s Illustration and Animation programs were also ranked highly by Animation Career Review magazine.

Wool-ful: Senior Exhibition 2024

Intentionality and purpose have been driving forces in Mary Frances Hoffman’s life that continue at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Combine them with a passion for knitting and sensory needs and you have Wool-ful, Hoffman’s senior exhibition project in Product Design.