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Emerging technology and creativity meet at MIAD. We foster innovative, entrepreneurial and disruptive thinking that benefits our students, our corporate and nonprofit partners, and our community. 


Student Emergency Fund

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Why support MIAD’s Annual Fund?

  • MIAD is the #1 art and design college nationwide for helping low-income students attain upper-middle-class jobs (Money Magazine, “2019 Best Colleges for Your Money”).
  • Enrollment has grown 40% over the past five years.
  • Graphic Design USA has named MIAD a Top Design School for four consecutive years

Like all colleges, MIAD cannot rely on tuition alone to support its outstanding students and programs. Wherever you direct your gift, and whatever amount you generously donate, you will make a significant difference.

MIAD’s Annual Fund gifts allow you to:

Launch the careers of tomorrow’s art and design leaders

Help students from myriad backgrounds access a nationally ranked undergraduate education and robust career opportunities through college scholarships. MIAD awards more than $13 million in scholarships annually to deserving students, including the 28% of MIAD students who are first-generation college students and 43% who are Pell grant eligible (low-income).

Encourage high school youth to explore robust career pathways

Close the opportunity gap for area low-income and minority high schools students through our Future Designers and Pre-College programs – bringing them design and technology experiences and preparing them for college readiness. The annual scholarship/program need for summer students alone is $150,000.

Engage the community in cultural experiences through public programs

Bring the arts and emerging technologies to curious minds of all ages by supporting gallery exhibitions and programming, public talks by renowned creative professionals, and continuing education programs for adults and K-12 art educators.

Accelerate Presidential initiatives (unrestricted)

Support areas of greatest need through an unrestricted gift that allows MIAD to remain at the forefront of emerging technology, introduce new programs and improve facilities that accommodate our growing student body and more.

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Meet MIAD students and learn about the impact of your donations.

dominic chambers “MIAD was competing for me with two of the strongest art colleges in the country. Thanks to your generosity, I chose MIAD. I also chose MIAD because I was searching for the family support I never had and knew I could only find here.”

– Dominic Chambers ’16 (Integrated Studio Arts), MFA candidate at Yale University

Ileanna Herrera “I’m the first in my family to attend college. My scholarship to MIAD made my undergraduate education more affordable than it would have been at a public university.”

– Ileanna Herrera ’20 (Interior Architecture and Design)

Meet more MIAD students and learn about the impact of your donations.

Make a gift to MIAD today!


Student Emergency Fund

Make a gift today!