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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.


Service learning class highlights local LGBTQ history

Passion and purpose combined to make Adjunct Instructor Hj Bullard’s service learning class unique this year. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) students in Bullard’s class “Storytelling the Environment” partnered with LGBT milWALKee to provide creative solutions for their new House of History project, which aims to share the stories of Black LGBTQ+ Milwaukeeans.

MIAD Values Recognition Award: Duane Seidensticker

Duane Seidensticker, Executive Director of Advising & Career Services, has been awarded the April MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Seidensticker’s nominations emphasized his intentional Inclusiveness, supportive Kindness and enthusiastic dedication to MIAD’s Community.

MIAD NSP students install service learning mural

Students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) are developing professional expertise and honing their artistic craft, all while contributing to public art efforts in Associate Professor Brad Anthony Bernard’s New Studio Practice: Fine Arts murals class. Their 2Cubed Exhibit is the culmination of the hard work of MIAD students in this service learning course.

Exhibition at Hawthorn Contemporary curated by MIAD alum

Monica Miller ’13 (Integrated Studio Arts) has their hands full, from opening and managing the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s (MIAD) new offsite Gallery at The Ave to keeping up with their own artistic and curatorial practice. Now, Miller will curate Grasping Tenderness: Explorations of Queer Joy & Freedom, In Spite of Everything at Hawthorn Contemporary in Milwaukee’s historic Walker’s Point neighborhood.

TMJ4 features two MIAD graduates during AAPI month

Stephanie Brown of TMJ4 News featured recent graduates Mengdian Xing ’23 (Product Design) and her sister Lynn Xing ’23 (Interior Architecture and Design) during a month-long celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage.