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Support the School of Visual Art and Design

When you give to the School of Visual Art and Design, you're helping us offer more experiences to our students, support students through scholarships, and recruit the best faculty possible to lead our programs. 

Giving is simple and secure using our online giving form. If you'd like to give to the School of Visual Art and Design, please search for the "Department of Art" in the search box at the top of the page. You may also choose to give to one of our specific funds, listed below.

You may also make a gift to a special development fund over the phone or by mail.

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Give By Mail
Contact us at 803-777-1601 if you would like us to email or mail you a pledge form. You can print it and mail the completed pledge form to:

University of South Carolina
Office of Gift Processing
1600 Hampton Street, Suite 736
Columbia, SC 29208

Development Funds

Development funds help us garner targeted support for critical needs. We have a number of development funds that provide vital support to our students and faculty. Your donation is tax-deductible. 

Established by the faculty in 2014 in honor of our alumni, this special fund provides scholarships for students in each of the our four programs with preference given to entering students.

This fund honors an early alumna of the Department of Art (1927) and longtime professor (1928-1967) Catharine Phillips Rembert (1905-1990). Funds may be used for establishing a chair, scholarships, lectureships, visiting scholars, or other appropriate programs. In recent years, this fund has supported student scholarships.

Funds from this scholarship fund are awarded to a rising junior in art history, in honor of longtime Art History Professor and Renaissance Art Scholar Dr. Charles Randy Mack.

This fund provides scholarships for students in each of the school’s four programs; students are awarded with preference given to those at the junior level or above.

This fund was established when the media arts program was an independent Department of Media Arts. Today, funds can be used to assist Media Arts students through scholarships, travel support, and other academic opportunities.

This endowed fund was established by Elizabeth M. Marion of Greenville, to support visiting lectures of interest to the entire school, with workshops to be open to students and the community. Gifts made to this fund will directly support our yearly Visiting Artist and Scholar Series.

Established in 2015 through donations from the estate of Ethel Sobel Brody and the Ethel S. Brody Charitable Foundation, this fund provides a scholarship to a rising junior art education major with “unusual promise and commitment to art and teaching.” The scholarship is renewable for the senior year, and also offers the opportunity for a full scholarship to Penland School of Crafts in the summer between the junior and senior years.

The McMaster Gallery Fund helps support our rigorous exhibition, workshop, and lecture program at the University of South Carolina's art gallery.

This is an endowed fund in honor of Katherine Heyward (1886-1974), the founder and first Chair of the Department of Art  from 1925-1945. This fund supports student scholarships in all programs, and can specifically be used to support student travel.

This endowed fund can provide a scholarship to a student in any program, with a preference to art history majors, established by art history alumna Mary Belle Scanlon.

This fund can directly support an art education graduate or undergraduate student who is dedicated to teaching art in an elementary school setting.

The School of Visual Art and Design's discretionary fund that can support student scholarships, travel, and general school use as authorized by the school’s Director. It is our most broad and flexible fund, named for the great patrons of Renaissance art in Italy.

An internship program established by alumna and independent curator Cecelia Stucker in 2015, The Palmetto Curatorial Exchange is an arts organization serving the Palmetto State. This initiative aims to make existing collections and contemporary art more accessible to underserved publics, nurtures the network of existing arts organizations within the state, and cultivates the next generation of arts professionals studying in South Carolina.

This is an endowed fund that was established by the friends and family of Robin Chartier Crotwell, a dedicated former art education student, to provide support for an art education student who shows passion for and commitment to becoming an art teacher and who demonstrates potential for leadership in the field of arts education.

This is an endowed fund that awards continuing scholarships to academically qualified applicants in the media arts program.

This is an endowed fund that supports a distinguished Professor of Art. 

This is an endowed fund that was established in honor of longtime Chair of the Department of Art, Edmund Yaghjian (1905-1997, Chair 1945-1966) with intention to establish a permanently endowed Chair, Studio Art preferred. Annual income can be used to award scholarships to worthy students.

 Here is a list of Donors to the School of Visual Art and Design.


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