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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 a 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.

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MIAD students receive 2023 Graphic Design Awards from GDUSA

Three MIAD Communication Design students received 60th anniversary American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine. The students were selected from over 8,000 entries, and judged alongside professional design work. Fewer than 10% of entrants received an award.

IAD seniors tour construction site of The Couture

Interior Architecture and Design (IAD) seniors from MIAD were taken to new heights on November 13 when they toured the construction site of The Couture, a 44-story skyscraper under construction that will be Milwaukee’s tallest residential and mixed-use building. The tour was part of a series of tours their senior thesis “Building Systems” class is taking with instructor Dan Kalkman, AIA.

Ornament Trail features MIAD alumni, faculty, students

For decades, Milwaukee has hosted an annual Holiday Lights Festival. To commemorate the festival’s 25th anniversary, Milwaukee Downtown will also host the new Ornament Trail this year. Five Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alumni and one instructor, who teamed up with both students and alumni, produced giant ornaments for the event.

MIAD Values Recognition Award: Sarah Eichhorn

Sarah Eichhorn, Visiting Instructor of Fashion and Apparel Design, received the October 2023 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Eichhorn’s nominations speak to her Kindness, Inclusiveness, Innovation and support of MIAD’s Community.