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Support the Cleveland Institute of Art

Gifts to the Cleveland Institute of Art’s annual fund are a crucial component of the college’s funding mix, helping to bridge the gap between tuition revenue, investment income and operating expenses. By garnering support for unrestricted purposes, annual scholarships and enhanced departmental operations, contributions to the annual fund establish the foundation from which CIA fulfills its mission and advances toward its vision.

The percentage of alumni giving to CIA’s annual fund is consistently ranked as one of the highest in the country among colleges of art and design, sending a powerful message about the value our graduates place upon their years here. Each year thousands of loyal alumni and friends, corporations, foundations and government sources provide support to CIA’s annual fund, contributing nearly $1 million toward the college’s annual operating budget.

Alumnus Tobias French discussing his work with students in CIA's transportation design program.

Make a gift online

Click here to make a gift online.

Make a recurring gift

Click here to join our Recurring Gift Society.

Make a gift by check

Please make your check payable to Cleveland Institute of Art.

Mail to: 
Cleveland Institute of Art Annual Fund 
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Make a gift by phone

For your convenience, the College accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa, and can process your gift online, by phone or mail. To use your credit card to make a gift by phone, please call 216.421.7414.

Make a gift from your IRA

If you are 70-1/2 years or older, and you have a traditional IRA, then there's a smart way to give to the Cleveland Institute of Art. You can make a contribution known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA that is 100 percent tax free regardless of whether you itemize deductions on your tax return. 

Make a gift of stock

You can wire transfer your gift of stock directly to CIA. For details, contact Beth Gresh by email or phone at 216.421.7957.


For more information:

Beth Gresh
Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship
216.421.7957 | Contact

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May 13, 2024

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