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Planned Giving

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

Ceramics student Marcus Brathwaite presenting his BFA Exhibition.

Marcus Brathwaite presenting his BFA exhibition.

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 ensures that your gift will help in perpetuity to educate future generations of artists and designers. Every gift counts. Please contact Vice President of Institutional Advancement Malou Monago by email or at 216.421.8016 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 remainder trusts are structured to provide a life income benefit.

Planned Giving Basics

Malou Monago, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, would be happy to work with you and your advisor to make a gift of restricted support, such as the College's Alumni and Friends General Scholarship Fund. Contact Malou by email or call her at 216.421.8016.

Giving supports arts journey

December 14, 2023

Giving supports arts journey


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:

Malou Monago
Vice President, Institutional Advancement + External Relations
216.421.8016 | Contact

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CIA Mission

To cultivate creative leaders who inspire people, strengthen communities, and contribute to a thriving and sustainable economy through an innovative education in art and design.

CIA Vision

The global community is engaged and enriched by art and design.