Ways to give

SCAD is one of the world's leading art and design institutions, in part thanks to investments by individuals who believe in the value of a SCAD education. We gratefully acknowledge the critical role generous donors have played in our success, and hope you will consider joining our valued supporters in securing the future of SCAD.

Cash gifts

Cash gifts can be made online or by mail. Please make checks payable to the Savannah College of Art and Design and indicate in the note field how you would like to designate your contribution (e.g., unrestricted, general endowment, SCAD FASH).


Pledges are formal statements of intent to gift to the area of your choice at SCAD. With your pledge, you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time. Each payment on your pledge within the tax year is eligible for an income-tax charitable deduction. Please contact the giving department directly to discuss your customized pledge to SCAD.

Matching gifts

Matching gifts are an easy way to double or even triple your impact to SCAD. Many companies support employee philanthropy by offering matching programs. Take advantage of your corporate matching program to maximize the value of your contribution at no additional cost. Inquire with your HR department to determine if your company is eligible. If so, request a matching gift form and send it completed and signed with your payment to:

SCAD Giving Department
1600 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Bequests and estate plan gifts

Bequests and estate plan gifts are a wonderful way to fulfill your philanthropic desires and leave a lasting legacy with transfers of cash, securities or property through estate planning. Please contact the giving department for more information.


Gifts-in-kind are nonmonetary items of tangible personal property such as art, collectibles, books, clothing, equipment, software and other personal assets or materials.

Acceptance policy
Acceptance of gifts-in-kind will be made on a case-by-case basis dependent upon need, restrictions, cost, maintenance, delivery, storage availability and other pertinent factors. Please contact scadgifts@scad.edu with a description of the property you wish to donate, photographs and any other pertinent information relevant to the offer. Consideration for acceptance of in-kind gifts to the SCAD museums is made by committee on a monthly basis. SCAD may opt to decline a gift of property to the museums if the property does not align with the acquisition priorities of SCAD, or other pertinent reasons. If accepted, a giving officer will reach out to you and provide you with a Deed of Gift form to sign and return and will guide you through the appraisal process, if required.

Appraisal guidelines
As required by the Internal Revenue Service, it is the donor’s responsibility to provide, at the donor’s expense, an appraisal by a qualified, independent appraiser for gifts-in-kind valued over $5,000. Appraisals must be current (no older than 60 days) in order to substantiate the fair market value of the items donated. SCAD personnel are not qualified appraisers, and federal regulations do not permit the university to give appraisals or estimations of value. In addition to the appraisal, SCAD must receive a completed IRS Form 8283 signed by the appraiser.

Donors are responsible for packing, shipping and/or delivery of in-kind gifts if accepted. All fees related to shipping and insurance during transit are at the donor’s expense. Based on guidelines from the IRS and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the costs related to shipping (or the appraisal) may not be considered as part of the value of the charitable contribution.

It is university policy to put forth the best effort to accept only gifts that align with our mission and priorities. SCAD reserves the right to decline any gift that does not further the university’s goals or priorities.

For additional information about gifts-in-kind and appraisal requirements, please contact SCAD Giving at scadgifts@scad.edu.

How to give

To make a gift or learn more about major donations and naming opportunities, call the giving department at 912.525.5856.



SCAD Giving
Tish Campbell
Executive Director of Giving
1600 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309