Individual Giving


Making a philanthropic gift of any size to Cornish signals a personal commitment to our mission, and to the students who work each day to find new and different ways to enrich the world in which we live.

There are a number of different ways to support Cornish, reflecting the different personal interests people have and the opportunities to make an impact in different areas of the College. We recognize that a gift is as meaningful on the giving end, as it is on the receiving end.

We value this and seek to continually share in our gratitude for the generosity of those individuals in our community who are so supportive.


The Arts & Innovation Fund is Cornish’s Annual Fund. It is the foundation for our operations as a College. It is the engine that drives all of the activities that enable us to provide spaces and services to the students and faculty.

The majority of the Arts & Innovation Fund support funds student financial aid, helping us to enroll and educate outstanding students regardless of financial circumstances. We want to ensure that all students who have the talent and drive required to pursue an education at Cornish are able to.

In addition to financial aid, the Arts & Innovation Fund supports a range of activities from faculty professional development to information technology infrastructure. All of this is essential to creating an enriching and sustainable environment in service of the students who are at the center of what we do.