Create Change Through Your Support

Now more than ever North Carolina, the East, and our world needs creative practitioners who can make a difference and transform our future. The School of Art & Design’s prepares the makers of tomorrow with the skills they need to address the unique challenges and opportunities of the 21st century in the East and beyond.

The School continues to benefit from the generosity of countless supporters—alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations.

There are many ways you can support the School. Whatever the vehicle, your support enables us to continue to enhance the education of our student.

You can choose to focus your support a variety of ways, including:

  • Contribute to the School’s Priority Fund to support a variety of needs, including emergency funds, professional development workshops, alumni engagement, and financial for students
  • Provide cutting-edge creative tools and technologies
  • Becoming an annual Friend of the School of Art and Design
  • Ensure facilities and resources that support contemporary learning and making
  • Promote a robust exhibition program in the Gray Gallery
  • Make it possible for SoAD to host conferences and symposia, such as Material Topics
  • Name the School through an endowment to provide continuing support for students, faculty, and art in the East for generations to come

Make an Online Gift Today

Ways to give

Gifts to the School are accepted in a variety of methods, including:

  • Cash
  • Bequest
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Property
  • Stocks and Securities
  • Retirement Assets
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Deferred Gift Annuity
  • Retained Life Estate
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Matching Gifts

Gifts are accepted online, or please contact the College of Fine Arts and Communication at or 252 328-1282.