Why Give?

For nearly 75 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has been providing talented, aspiring visual artists with the best possible education. The generosity of those who have supported the college has made this possible. The return on this extraordinary investment has been a world made better by productive, accomplished, hardworking women and men who contribute their talents in myriad creative and innovative ways. A college education should be within the grasp of everyone who wants it and is willing to work for it. You can help by giving to Ringling College of Art and Design.

For more information on how you can support Ringling College and the wonderful students who study here, e-mail us at giving@ringling.edu.

Direct Your Gift

Annual Giving

The Annual Fund at Ringling College of Art and Design provides support for the programs and resources essential for our students’ continued growth and progress. When you support the Annual Fund, you enable Ringling College to award more financial aid, to recruit and retain first-rate faculty, to purchase additional library books, and much more. There are many ways to direct your annual gift, including:

Where Need is Greatest

A contribution to Ringling College that is unrestricted is one of the most valuable gifts you can make. These funds help bridge the gap between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of providing an outstanding education. Funds are designated where need is greatest and are essential to providing support for programming, faculty, and students.


With such a high percentage of Ringling College of Art and Design’s students relying on some form of financial aid – 8 in 10 students – contributions directed toward scholarships are one of the most effective ways to impact an aspiring artist’s life. Your annual contribution to the Student Scholarship Fund will enable Ringling College to award scholarships to deserving students who have financial need.

New Equipment

Many of Ringling College’s traditional studios and digital labs require specialized equipment. You can help turn a creative spark into a tangible work of art by underwriting the cost of this equipment.

PreCollege Perspective Scholarships

Ringling College’s PreCollege Perspective is a dynamic 4-week summer program where high school students have the opportunity to experience attending a visual arts college. The program strives to enrich the learning experiences of young artists through hands-on studio classes. Your contribution toward PreCollege scholarships will help burgeoning artists discover the value of attending a visual arts college.


Contributions to underwrite art exhibitions, golf tournaments, the DreamMakers Breakfast, our Annual Student Scholarship Fundraiser An Evening at the Avant-Garde, and other special events is an important way for individuals and businesses to provide meaningful support.

For more information, contact:
Susan Borozan
Associate Director for Annual Giving
Office for Advancement
phone: 941.309.5455
email: giving@ringling.edu

Leadership Giving

Leadership Giving is a powerful statement of commitment to the education of our youth and to a world-class institution with a rich history in Sarasota. Through a leadership gift to Ringling College, your investment in a brighter future will be realized. There are many ways to contribute including:

Endowed Student Scholarships

Create a lasting legacy by establishing an endowed scholarship at Ringling College. Interest income generated annually by the endowment fund will be awarded as student scholarships to support deserving students for generations to come. These named endowed scholarships can be established with your contribution of $50,000 or more.

New Initiatives and Programs

Donors can support individual academic courses or areas of concentration, student services, visiting artists and scholars, lectures, research projects, programs in our Student Life programs including community volunteer service; exhibitions, publications, awards, and travel grants as well as new library resources which enable students and faculty to enrich their studies.

For more information on how you can support Ringling College and the wonderful students who study here, contact:
Stacey Corley
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy
Office for Advancement
phone: 941.309.0117
email: giving@ringling.edu

How to Give

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Make a Donation to Ringling College

Gifts to Ringling College of Art and Design may be made in the form of cash, check, credit card or stocks/securities. For information on credit card donations, donations of stock or securities, or for any other questions, please contact us at giving@ringling.edu or by phone at 941.309.4733.

Include Ringling College in your Gift Planning

Planned giving links financial and estate planning with your charitable intentions to make the most financially advantageous contribution. We can work with you to structure a gift that will meet your needs while helping Ringling College fulfill its vision. For more information on gift planning, contact Michael Moore, Vice President for Advancement at giving@ringling.edu or by phone at 941.359.7674.


It is critically important to us that our donors understand our true appreciation for their contributions. By recognizing benefactors, we aim to spotlight these gifts in truly meaningful ways. We are building a new program which will provide recognition as an additional benefit of giving to Ringling College. Currently donors at all levels are listed in our annual honor roll in our Annual President's Report.

Significant contributions are highlighted with the submission
of news releases to local media, as well as donor plaques
and signage on named buildings.

Contact Us

Office for Advancement

Ringling College of Art and Design

2700 North Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL  34234-5895

phone: 941.309.4733

fax: 941.359.7662

email: giving@ringling.edu