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Annual Giving

Annual gifts are crucial to Art Center, helping us maintain our tradition of academic excellence and innovation.

Each year gifts supporting the Art Center Fund, the General Scholarship Fund and areas of need chosen by donors provide financial aid to deserving students, underwriting the day-to-day operations of the College as well as the acquisition of necessary campus resources.



Art Center alumni serve as ambassadors for the College’s vision of making the world a better place through art and design. By giving back to Art Center, our alumni further bolster that vision with their support of the school’s students, programs and initiatives. Alumni gifts make it possible for current and future generations of students to earn the lifelong benefits of an Art Center education.

A dedicated group of Art Center faculty and alumni has established Legacy Circle, an alumni group directly supporting students through scholarships. For more information about giving through Legacy Circle, contact Director of Annual Giving Amy Swain at amy.swain@artcenter.edu or 626.396.2427.

Parents and Friends

Art Center friends are united by their recognition of the increasingly important role of art and design in contemporary society, and their desire to see the College and its students prosper.

Art Center thrives in the cultural richness and diversity of Southern California, and our friends—including members of the community and parents of students and alumni—are deeply valued members of our family.

 For more information on our parents' or community partners programs, contact Director of Annual Giving Amy Swain at amy.swain@artcenter.edu or 626.396.2427.

Our community partners include:  

  • Art Center 100
    • Alyce Williamson, Founding Chair
      Board Members
    • Bea Bennett
    • Chantal Bennett
    • Beverly E. Fitzgerald
    • Mary Alice Frank
    • Kelsey Browne Hall
    • Emily Hancock
    • Betsy Hathaway
    • Marie C. Jones
    • Terri Kohl
    • Elizabeth Koshalek
    • Elise Mudd Marvin
    • Carolyn E. Oliver-Broder
    • Helen Posthuma
    • Gloria R. Renwick
    • Joni J. Smith
    • Barbara M. Steinwedell
    • Betty Urban
    • Andrea Van de Kamp
    • Leisa Vander Velde
    • Ruth Young
    • Judy Webb
    • Georgina Whitford
  • Art Center Partners
    • Betty Urban, Chair
    • Patsy Ault, Co-Chair
    • Linda Brownridge, Co-Chair
      Steering Committee
    • Czarina Buckingham
    • Margi Denton
    • Emily Hancock
    • Christine Hessler
    • Cindy Hogan
    • Avery Johnson
    • Cathy MacVaugh
    • Jeanne Matthiessen
    • Peggy Phelps
    • Kathy Rose
    • Gretchen Seager
  • San Marino League

  • Pasadena Art Alliance

Giving Contact Information

Maya Chalich Fredrickson
Associate Vice President,

Amy Swain
Annual Giving

Karen Germaine
Corporate Relations

Darryl Mori
Foundation Relations

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