Creating an endowment is one of the most valuable ways to support CalArts, since it benefits students and programs in perpetuity. New endowment funds require a minimum of $50,000 payable over three years. If you are interested in learning more about creating an endowment, please contact Sally Bickerton, Director of Leadership Gifts, at 661.253.7728, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JJ Adkisson Memorial Scholarship Fund
With unbridled passion, creativity, intelligence and talent—as well as a remarkable work ethic—JJ Adkisson (School of Art-Graphic Design BFA 2) was on his way to becoming an outstanding designer. On July 15, 2016, his life was cut short when he died in tragic car accident with his best friend. In loving memory of JJ, his family and friends have established this endowed scholarship to support exceptional young artists studying graphic design at CalArts. Learn more.
Charlie Haden Jazz Scholarship
In honor of the legendary jazz innovator and founder of the Institute’s Jazz Studies Program, this endowed scholarship enables committed and talented jazz musicians to pursue their creative and career goals with essential tuition support. Learn more.
Steven D. Lavine Presidential Scholarships
In honor of President Emeritus Lavine’s nearly three decades of leadership (1988-2017), this endowed scholarship will enable generations of students to pursue their dream of developing their art practices at CalArts. For more information about this scholarship, please contact Sally Bickerton, Director of Leadership Gifts, at 661-253-7728, email@example.com.
Susie Allen Scholarship Endowment at CalArts
In memory of the beloved CalArts music faculty member and internationally renowned harpist, celebrated for her performance of new and improvised music, this endowed scholarship enables exceptional music students to pursue their studies and expand their musical talents at CalArts. Learn more.
Lorraine E. Tedder Memorial Fund
Established by talent manager Sam Schwartz in memory of a CalArts alumna to support aspiring students in the School of Art. Learn more.