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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 Malou Monago, at 216.421.8016 or mlmonago@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 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.

In addition, CIA now partners with FreeWill to enable you to quickly and easily begin writing your will. FreeWill provides an intuitive, online will-writing tool that is entirely free and typically takes no more than 25 minutes from start to finish. With FreeWill, it's incredibly easy to leave a gift with the Cleveland Instiute of Art. FreeWill can also be used to document your wishes before finalizing a plan with your attorney.

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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:

Malou Monago
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
216.421.8016 | Contact

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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.