Donations from alumni and friends ensure educational resources, research opportunities and program development for students, faculty and staff. All gifts are tax-deductible and gifts of all amounts are appreciated and help keep VCUarts the #1 public art school in the country. To make a gift, please go to:
Gifts of any size that will support VCUarts students and programs.
- provide student scholarships
- invite visiting artists for lectures and workshops
- enable travel abroad for students and faculty
- support your department
- nurture the dynamic, creative environment that makes VCUarts #1
Donors at the $1,000 level and above are accorded membership in the Pollak Society.
Pollak Society website: arts.vcu.edu/pollaksociety
- Pollak Society Benefactor — $5,000 or more
(includes membership in the VCU President’s Club)
- Pollak Society Patron — $2,500 – $4,999
- Pollak Society Member — $1,000 – $2,499
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA)
Capital gifts may be made by pledge, stock, estate planning or outright.
Scheduled to open in 2015, the ICA will be located on a site defined by Belvidere and Broad Streets, one of Richmond’s busiest intersections, and will feature dual entrances—one facing Richmond and the other fronting VCU’s campus—to advance its mission as an educational and cultural resource for both the University and the City. The ICA will enhance and expand the role of the arts on campus, serving as both an academic and extracurricular resource for students and faculty from every department, including VCU’s acclaimed School of the Arts (VCUarts) which U.S. News & World Report ranked as the top public university graduate arts and design program in the country.
Other Ways to Give
Additional ways to support VCUarts include planned gifts which encompass bequests made through testimony devices such as wills, retirement plans, life insurance plans, and revocable trusts. You can also make lifetime gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts. We are here to help you navigate these options. Please contact Julia Carr, Executive Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-4676 or Thomas Burke, Director of Gift Planning at email@example.com or (804) 828-3958.