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Stamps School Giving Priorities

Together, we can ensure that the Stamps School will always be a place where creative passions are ignited, where talented students are empowered by exceptional faculty and where working across disciplines illuminates innovative solutions to new knowledge and global problems. Now more than ever, the world needs our transdisciplinary collaborators, global citizens, and artists and designers who will make a difference.

Join us in our com­mit­ment to the artists and design­ers of tomor­row by sup­port­ing these strategic priorities to advance our mission of pre­paring stu­dents to think in new ways, to edu­cate them to become con­cerned world cit­i­zens, and to equip them with the skills for life-long accomplishment.

Student Support

Ensuring sufficient financial support for our students in the form of scholarships, international travel grants, emergency funds and career development opportunities.

Stamps scholarship recipients speak about their passion for art and the power of faculty mentorship.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

The Stamps Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund provides funding to students enrolled in any Stamps program to support them in professional and personal development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It also provides funding to the School’s programmatic efforts and activities aimed at developing an environment that strengthens the School’s commitment to DEI and adopts tangible, sustainable practices that are guided by our organizational mission and values. 

Creative Research and Faculty Support

As with university-based research in other fields, creative research needs funding and support. This support has an impact that extends far beyond our art and design communities as our faculty are increasingly working with scientists, doctors, information architects, climatologists and others to introduce new knowledge and solve impossible problems.

Gifts to the Opportunity Fund support Stamps faculty who are able to educate the next generation of culture-makers because they are experts in their field, making a positive impact everyday and bringing it back to the classroom. The connections faculty members make, the global networks they build serve to bring Stamps students into the leading cultural conversations of our time.

Facilities and Technology Support

At Stamps, foundational skills in art and design remain essential and at the core of our curriculum. We recognize that our students also need access to the latest technologies; studios and classrooms that encourage the intermingling of media and disciplines to transform art and design education here and around the world. Gifts to the Opportunity Fund support the need for cutting-edge creative tools and technologies and state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support new ways of learning and making.

Public Program Support

Through flagship programs like the Penny Stamps Speaker Series and Stamps Gallery, the Stamps School of Art & Design augments the classroom curriculum and provides direct access to some of the most influential creative minds of the 21st century. Open to the public, these spaces provide spaces where the entire community comes together to learn, to experience, and to expand our perspectives. Click here to view Public Programs giving options.