Make an Impact

Tyler represents a small, collaborative community of bold thinkers and makers who work closely with world-class faculty of creatives, professionals and scholars themselves, set in a state-of-the-art facility that allows creativity and learning to flourish.

You can advance the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in a variety of ways:


Student success 

Scholarships are a top priority for providing our diverse and talented students who need assistance with an opportunity to experience one of the top-ranked art and architecture schools in the nation. Your support of scholarships will help shape the future of artistic vision and creative activity, as well as attract the best and brightest students to Tyler. 

A new scholarship fund can be endowed with a minimum gift of $50,000. There are also many existing funds which would benefit from gifts of any size.

“It’s thrilling that we can influence young, creative minds. The artists that Tyler trains…are people who deserve support.”

– the late Irvin J. Borowsky, Tyler friend and donor

Make a gift to student scholarships

Faculty excellence 

Supporting our diverse, internationally-recognized faculty is critical to the success of Tyler and its students. Endowed positions allow us to attract and retain the strongest candidates breaking new ground in their fields. Endowed positions also provide faculty with the support necessary to continue to research and push their disciplines forward as thought leaders, critical practitioners and innovators, which can then be funneled back into the classroom for the benefit of advancing both Tyler’s students and their programs in perpetuity. 

We would be happy to work with you on a gift that would endow a Tyler faculty position within a program that aligns with your interests and matters most to you.

“Our faculty share our community’s drive to prepare students to be good citizens and lead productive and creative lives. They believe in a vision of cultural production as aesthetically and socially transformative action.”

– Susan E. Cahan, Dean of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture 

Make a gift to faculty excellence

Building transformation 

In the future, Tyler looks to maximize its spaces for its ongoing faculty growth, as well as for mentoring its talented, passionate students. Plans include the development of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s courtyard, building on the success of the Natural Dye Garden as a more communal space that encourages both social interaction and interdisciplinary cooperation and conversations. 

There are many available naming opportunities within Tyler’s state-of-the-art facilities, including the courtyard, studios, workshops, galleries, exhibitions spaces, departments and more. We would be happy to walk you through any potential space that could bear your name or honor a loved one, student or faculty member of your choice. 

“The Tyler School of Art is expansive; it’s state-of-the-art. It says to Tyler’s students, ‘We respect the area where you work; we respect the artist.’”

– Laurie Wagman, Tyler friend and donor

Make a gift to Tyler’s facilities

Program support 

Part of the extraordinary Tyler experience includes offering students access to diverse and interdisciplinary programs that enhance mentorship, promote opportunities to collaborate and advance careers, stay current with innovation in creative practice, deepen engagement with the surrounding urban communities and connect to larger artistic and cultural networks across the world. These programs include visiting artists and scholars, exhibits, lecture series and various departmental initiatives. 

Whatever your specific interest, you have the ability to make a difference by supporting specific Tyler programs or departments.

“For me, timing matters—I give to make an impact today and as an investment in the Tyler of tomorrow.”

– David M. Riz, TYL '85, Board of Visitors Member

Make a gift to Tyler’s programs

Tyler Annual Fund

Tyler’s Annual Fund is the most direct way for alumni, friends and family to support every effort at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. Donations made to the Annual Fund directly support the student learning experience by funding operating expenses, faculty support, library resources, special opportunities for students and much more.

Make a gift to Tyler’s Annual Fund