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Planned Giving

What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving is a strategic approach that allows you to integrate your charitable giving goals with your overall financial and estate plans. Through thoughtful estate planning, you can make an impactful difference in ways most meaningful to you, while leaving a lasting legacy that will serve future artists and designers in achieving their dreams. By incorporating planned giving techniques with your gift to ArtCenter, you can maximize the impact of your generosity while enjoying potential tax benefits and financial advantages.

Why Make a Planned Gift?

Fulfilling Philanthropic Goals

Fulfill your philanthropic goals and support ArtCenter College of Design in ways that are closest to your heart.

Maximizing Charitable Impact

You can optimize the impact of your charitable contributions and give more substantially than you might be able to do through immediate donations alone. This allows you to make a more significant difference in the long run.

Tax Benefits

By taking advantage of tax deductions, credits, and other incentives, you can potentially reduce your tax liability while supporting the causes you care about.

Personalized Giving Opportunities

Flexible options to tailor your charitable contributions to your unique circumstances. Whether it's establishing a charitable trust, creating a donor-advised fund or designating a bequest in your will, you have the ability to structure your gift in a way that aligns with your financial goals and preferences.

Recognition and Stewardship

Become a member in our legacy circle, the Orange Door Society, and be part of a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for ArtCenter.

Legacy and Lasting Impact

By carefully planning your charitable contribution, you can make a significant impact which aligns with your values and passions that will endure beyond your years.

Making Your Planned Gift

You may also contact:

Audrey Pettyjohn

Director of Gift Planning
626 396-2496

I have always loved ArtCenter and have had the honor to teach our amazing students for 40+ years. As ArtCenter nears its 100th birthday, I can say with pride that I have been a supporter of ArtCenter's scholarship program over these past 40 years and now have Included the college in my will.

Ramone Muñoz (BFA 77 Advertising; MFA 90 Art)Adjunct Full Professor at ArtCenter, Graphic Design and Humanities and Sciences
Charter Member, Orange Door Society

Orange Door Society

The Orange Door Society is a special community of supporters who have chosen to invest in future generations of ArtCenter students by including the College in their estate plans. Named after ArtCenter’s hallmark color and a memorable feature of the Third Street Campus, the group celebrates the transformative experience and opportunities unlocked by an ArtCenter education.