When you give a gift to Cornish, your support continues to inspire our resilient students, especially in this unprecedented time of COVID.
No matter your area of interest, we have a fund for you! Whether you want to support scholarships, the Annual Fund, a specific discipline or project, or would like to include us in your estate plan, you will positively impact the next generation of artists, performers, designers, and creatives nurtured at Cornish College of the Arts!
Thank you for your support.
You can make your gift by credit card using our online giving form
You can make a one-time gift or set up recurring gifts. Monthly giving reduces waste and allows you to increase your impact. Your gift will be deducted monthly from your debit or credit card. You remain in control – cancel or alter your gift any time by contacting the Office of Advancement.
Make your check payable to:
Cornish College of the Arts
Mail your check to:
Cornish College of the Arts
Attn: Advancement Services
1000 Lenora Street,
Seattle, WA 98121
To make a gift over the phone using your credit card, call us at (206) 726-5064.
To make an email inquiry about giving to Cornish, please scroll down to our Contact Form.
Please do not include any credit card information in your e-mail.
Thank you for supporting Cornish College of the Arts and our future artists. Gifts to Cornish College of the Arts are tax deductible, per IRS guidelines.
Tax ID: 91-0916534
Stocks and Securities
Find instructions on stock transfers here. To contact Advancement Services, please scroll down to our Contact Form.
Many employers match charitable gifts made by employees. As a non-profit organization and 501(c)3 organization, Cornish College of the Arts qualifies for many of these programs. Please contact your employer’s Human Resources Office to see if your gift qualifies for matches.
Planned giving is a wonderful way to support Cornish over time. This group of donors ensures our long-term growth and stability.
Giving plans can be structured according to your needs and philanthropic intent. For example, you can make an outright gift of cash or securities, a pledge, a bequest in your will or you can choose a vehicle such as a charitable trust.
If you are interest in planned giving, please contact VP of Advancement Anne Derieux by scrolling down to our Contact Form.
Areas of Support
Cornish College of the Arts offers the option of designating your gift to the program on campus that means the most to you.
THE FUND FOR CORNISH, THE GIFTS WE LIVE BY
Annual Fund is now The Fund for Cornish and these gifts are a vital resource in helping meet Cornish’s ongoing need for flexible income to uphold our mission and support the needs of our students.
The Fund for Cornish spring campaign is right around the corner! Save the date for April – May 5 and plan to support The Fund for Cornish to show that you value having Cornish in our community. Your gifts to The Fund For Cornish help provide the best possible art education, and in turn, you help infuse the community with a creative force that we all enjoy.
NEW this spring! When you donate $100 or more to The Fund for Cornish during the spring campaign, you can select a special, limited-edition thank you gift* and show your Cornish pride with a branded insulated travel tumbler or a cotton canvas tote. Donate now and choose your gift.
We know the pandemic has impacted everyone! It’s so easy to make a BIG impact with a monthly donation of any amount! Donors who pledge during the spring campaign with a monthly donation of just $9 or more will get to choose a special, limited-edition thank you gift*. Give a monthly gift here.
*Special edition gifts are limited to supply, so don’t delay, donate today!
If you are interested in learning more or investing in The Fund for Cornish, please contact Pat Bako by scrolling down to our Contact Form.
Make your Annual Fund Gift here.
If you are interested in learning more or investing in the annual fund, please contact Pat Bako by scrolling down to our Contact Form.
Annual Scholarships, the gifts that help our students thrive
Visit our secure online giving form to designate your gift to scholarships to impact an emerging artists life forever. You will have the option to direct your scholarship where it has the most meaning for you. If you have questions, please contact Pat Bako, by scrolling down to our Contact Form.
Capital Campaign, the gifts we grow by
Cornish College is always assessing our needs for capital improvement and new development to support our campus expansion. If you are interested in investing in capital projects and have questions, please contact Anne Derieux, by scrolling down to our Contact Form.
Endowments, the gifts in perpetuity*
Gifts of endowed funds tie your wishes to the College’s needs. They enable you to put some of your wealth to work for a cause you believe in. Whatever your interest, there is an area at Cornish College of the Arts that will benefit through an endowment.
Cornish Advancement staff will work with you to establish fund guidelines. Endowed funds can be established and named with the amounts below. For more information on establishing an endowed fund, please contact Anne Derieux, by scrolling down to our Contact Form.
Endowed Funds may be designated to support existing activities at Cornish College of the arts such as academics, library collections, and student life projects.
Academic Restricted Funds, the gifts faculty love
Each academic department offers a restricted fund to help support specific needs. You can note the department of your choice on our secure online giving form, or you can contact us at Advancement by scrolling down to our Contact Form.
Corporate and Foundation Collaborations
Includes philanthropic giving opportunities (such as scholarships and capital improvements), employee and trustee recruitment, research alliances and continuing education. We identify partnership opportunities and makes introductions to faculty and leadership. Cornish College of the Arts depends on funding from corporations and foundations as it strives to fulfill its mission and commitment to excellence.
If you are interested in corporate and foundation support, please contact Pat Bako, Director of Development by scrolling down to our Contact Form.
Cornish Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund will support those who face immediate financial hardship due the COVID-19 crisis. If you can, please donate today to help a student in need.
Many of our students have to work to pay their basic bills, sometimes two or even three jobs. These jobs are often in the service industry, which has been particularly hard-hit by COVID related shutdowns.
All funds raised will be distributed directly to our most impacted students. Donations are secure and fully tax deductible.
Stay tuned for your invite to the 2021 Scholarship Gala coming this fall. We guarantee a fun and meaningful time in support of our emerging artists. Keep your eyes peeled for your invitation, coming this summer.
We’re still figuring out exactly what the event will look like but we guarantee it to be a fun and meaningful experience.
We welcome inquiries from Gala Sponsors or guests here:
On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, Cornish College of the Arts held its first virtual Gala to rousing success! The Sage Foundation offered an outstanding one million dollar match, and together we raised nearly $2,000,000 for student scholarships, surpassing our previous record of $1,500,000 in 2019!
Click below to learn more.
Our annual Scholarship Luncheon was held virtually on Friday, February 12, 2021, in celebration of our generous scholarship donors and our talented scholarship students.
Attended by over 50 guests online, we started the event with a welcome from President Raymond Tymas-Jones and followed with moving remarks and performances from 6 scholarship recipients. Click below to watch.
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