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Eduardo RochaEduardo Rocha ’19 (Industrial Design) had a troubled childhood, but loved to draw. His high school art teacher, a MIAD graduate, encourged his talent, which led him to receive a Pre-College Program scholarship and later a scholarship to attend MIAD.

Learn more about Eduardo.

mackenzie pankey“Not a day goes by that I do not stop and think about how my scholarship to MIAD has made my passion and my career possible.”

– MacKenzie Pankey ’18 (Interior Architecture and Design)

Learn more about MacKenzie.

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Give online: Make a single gift by credit card using our secure online form.

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

Give by mail: Send your check or credit card information to:
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Attn: Development Office
273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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

Give securities or by wire transfer: Contact the MIAD Development 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.

Non-cash gifts: Gifts-in-kind are tangible property such as books, artwork, furniture or antiques. Contact the MIAD Development Office with any questions.

Gift planning: Leave a lasting legacy for our future creative leaders. Contact the MIAD Development Office 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:

Contact our Development Event Manager Fran Serlin, or 414‑847‑3336, for more details on ways 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.


MIAD student work highlights Unfinished Legacy

Unfinished Legacy, a brand started by Milwaukee artist Brema Brema, enjoyed a promotional video created by current Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design senior Hannah Davis for her Digital Media: Video Production elective course in fall 2022. The semester-long project culminated in a three-minute video and three shorter clips advertising the brand.

Two MIAD alumni featured in Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA), located in West Bend, has announced its “Ten at Ten” exhibition celebrating the work of ten emerging artists for the tenth anniversary in its new Mothership building. Two MIAD alumni, Lindsey Yeager ’21 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts & Illustration) and Eduardo Zavala ’22 (NSP: Fine Arts), were selected to show work at the exhibition.

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Milwaukee sculpture business tapped for NBA trophy

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Design Internship approved for NEA grant

Milwaukee high schoolers are getting a head start on their creative careers through the Design Internship at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. The free, year-long program was recently approved for a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to expand the program for 2023-2024.