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We know that our ability to solve problems, build enterprises and create compelling and socially relevant design and art requires high levels of mastery. By being the best in out chosen fields, we can stretch ourselves and our talents to make a difference in the world."

Steven J. Tepper, dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Why Give?

Whether you’re donating a couple dollars or a large sum, your gift is greatly appreciated. Any amount makes a difference for our students, faculty, staff, research and programs. Your charitable contributions enable our college to achieve the highest standards of excellence, access and impact.

How you make a difference

Less than 26 percent of ASU's budget comes from the state of Arizona, making gifts from private investors, foundations and corporate partners essential. In creative programs, the cost can be even higher than standard tuition as students need to purchase art supplies, musical instruments, and design and fabrication materials to complete their classwork.

Your support can make or break a student's experience. You can choose to direct your gift to scholarships, student enrichment, or a variety of programs that allow students to explore and experiment in their disciplines. For many students, your gift makes all the difference to get them to graduation.

The Herberger Institute is a creative city of more than 6,000 students, spanning five schools and over 100 disciplines, including nationally ranked programs in architecture, industrial design, printmaking, photography and more, plus groundbreaking degrees in digital culture, fashion and popular music. Your investment in faculty development and research is vital to maintaining and expanding the high-quality education we provide to students.

You can direct your investment to support faculty in the following ways:

Endowed chairs

Faculty chairs recognize the achievements of faculty over a lifetime of scholarly endeavor. Such named chairs carry with them a level of prestige among the wider academic world that allows ASU to attract and retain faculty of the highest level of achievement and teaching.

The ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts wishes to increase the number of chairs in each of its schools, resulting in the continued artistic and creative development of its faculty.

Offered only to full professors, named chairs provide faculty with recognition, compensation and supplementary support for their teaching and research activities. These named gifts also strengthen the economic and creative well being of Arizona.

Named professorships

Named professorships, such as the Leonard and Patricia Goldman Professorship in Organ, help the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts recruit and retain the brightest and most talented faculty in the world.

Like endowed chairs, named professorships support teaching and research activities, but are typically provided to scholars and faculty at an earlier stage in their academic careers.

Enrichment fund

Part of the ASU Herberger Institute’s Annual Giving program, the Faculty Enrichment Fund is a pooled fund that supports the costs of research grants, supplies, travel fellowships and other essential activity that is part of the faculty’s creative leadership work.

Dean's Creativity Council

Our valued partners in the Dean’s Creativity Council increase our effectiveness and outreach on campus, in the community and across the nation. Your partnership helps us forge new connections, leverage our talents, share our innovations and reach greater heights.

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The New American Council for Arts and Design

The New American Council for Arts and Design is a cohort of visionary investors who are passionate about arts and design in America. Promoting the central role of arts and design in public life, its mission is to leverage the global research and learning enterprise of Arizona State University to incubate ideas and scale innovation. The Council is made up of exceptional thought leaders who are co-designers in building high-impact programs to transform the work of arts and design nationally.

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