Support Cornish

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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. 


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Alum. Don Darryl Rivera with students

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Commencement Moment

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Performance Production students at work in the Scene Shop

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Getting Library help at the front desk

How to Give

Increase your impact

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.

Donate Now
Mail or In-Person

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.

Giving Options

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.

Corporate Matching

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

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 Annual Fund is now The Fund for Cornish and these gifts are a vital resource in helping meet Cornish’s ongoing need to uphold our mission and support the needs of our students. 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.

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.

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 artist’s 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. 

To start a new endowment fund, we require a minimum of $100,000.

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.


Special Events

Cornish Scholarship Gala + After Party

After two long years, we are bringing the Cornish Gala back in person!

An evening filled with art and artists, both live and live streaming. Join us on May 19 for the Cornish Toward 2030 Campaign Gala.


Cornish Toward 2030 Gala
Scholarship Luncheon

On Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, our annual Scholarship Luncheon was held virtually 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. 

Email with any questions. 

Contact the Advancement Team