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School of Visual Art and Design

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Give to SVAD

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


How to Give

Giving is simple and secure using our online giving form. If you'd like to give to a specific department or program, please enter the name in the search box at the top of the page. You can choose to give to the College of Arts and Sciences Carolina Fund, support a priority funding area or simply write where you'd like to designate your gift in the "other" field. 


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


Development Funds

We have a number of University of South Carolina 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. Provides scholarships for students in each of the School’s four programs with preference to entering students.

Fund honoring early alumna of the Department of Art (1927) and longtime teacher in it (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 has funded scholarships.

Scholarship to a rising junior in Art History, in honor of longtime Art History professor and Renaissance Art scholar.

Scholarships for students in each of the School’s four programs; preference to junior level or above.

Fund established when Media Arts was an independent department. Funds can be used for fund raising and to assist Media Arts students through scholarships, travel support and other academic opportunities.

Endowed Fund 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.

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.

Supports the exhibition program and staffing of the McMaster Gallery

Endowed fund in honor of Katherine Heyward (1886-1974), the founder and first Chair of the Department of Art (1925-1945). Supports student scholarships in all programs, can be used to support student travel.

Endowed fund to provide a scholarship to a student in any program, with a preference to Art History, established by an Art History alumna.

To support an Art Education student, undergraduate or graduate, dedicated to teaching art in an elementary school setting.

Discretionary Fund that can support student scholarships, travel, and general School use as authorized by the School’s Director. Our most flexible fund, named for the great patrons of Renaissance Art in Florence.

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 under-served publics, nurtures the network of existing arts organizations within the state, and cultivates the next generation of arts professionals studying in South Carolina

Endowed fund. 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.

Endowed fund. Awards continuing scholarships to academically qualified applicants in the Media Arts Program.

Endowed fund supporting a distinguished Professor of Fine Art. Currently held by Professor Cynthia Colbert, Art Education.

Endowed fund. 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.


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