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Story: Sep 26, 2014

CIA's Community Works series focuses on socially engaged art...

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Sep 22, 2014

Television and film writer teaching narrative writing at CIA

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Events: Oct 03, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Haishan Deng

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The Cleveland Institute of Art's academic series, Community Works, shifts into high gear next week with the arrival of Stephen Vetter, a renowned international ...

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Story: Sep 16, 2014

CIA Professor Tina Cassara inspires Sculpture Center exhibit...

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Events: Oct 11, 2014

CIA Portfolio Day

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

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Events: Oct 18, 2014 @ William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, OH

A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

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Blog: Oct 01, 2014

10/2-5: Bertolucci's new film Me And You, A Fistful of Dollars, Bound by Flesh & more!

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

Give Now . Planned Giving 

Planned Giving

Planned giving allows you to make a charitable gift that is structured to meet your personal financial, tax, and estate planning objectives.

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The Advantages of Planned Giving

A planned gift—whether by a gift from a will, trust, life insurance or other means—is added to the Institute’s endowment fund, which insures that your gift will help in perpetuity to educate future generations of artists and designers. Every gift counts.  Please contact Margaret Gudbranson, Esq., at 216.421.8016 or mgudbranson@cia.edu to start a conversation about the best way for you to make a planned gift.

Planned Giving Methods

There are a variety of techniques and vehicles, such as bequests, life insurance gifts, or IRA gifts, which maximize the value of your gift by helping you reduce income tax, estate tax and/or capital gains tax liabilities. In addition, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts are structured to provide a life income benefit.

Planned Giving Basics

Suggested general language for a gift made in a will or trust:

I give the sum of __________ Dollars ($_______) to the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, or its successor or successors, for the unrestricted support of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s mission

Of course, Margaret would be more than glad to work with you and your advisor to suggest language to make a gift of restricted support, such as to the Institute’s Alumni and Friends General Scholarship Fund.

Planned Giving: Providing support for future generations of artists and designers

CIA grads' Breakthrough Product commended by Popular Mechanics

November 11, 2013

CIA grads' Breakthrough Product commended by Popular Mechanics

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Generous Donors Make an Impact

The Cleveland Institute of Art grows and sustains the excellence of its academic and artistic programs in large part due to the generous planned giving by individuals of ordinary means as well as those of great wealth.

For more information:

Margaret Gudbranson
Director of Planned Giving + Donor Relations
216.421.8016 | Contact

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CIA Puts iPads in the Classroom and Studio

CIA Puts iPads in the Classroom and Studio

All freshman receive an iPad to keep upon graduation.

CIA Mission

To nurture the intellectual, artistic, and professional development of the students and community members through rigorous visual arts and design education.

CIA Vision

To advance culture, community, and global quality of life.

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Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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