Support AAC

Your donations help The Art Academy of Cincinnati attract and retain outstanding students who otherwise might be unable to afford to attend. AAC offers students a unique educational experience, one that is academically rigorous and deeply personal. Donations to AAC also help draw and support exceptional faculty members who are pushing the bounds of their disciplines through scholarship.

By giving to the Art Academy of Cincinnati, you help ensure that an enriching environment will be sustainable for the next generation of artists and designers.

Please visit AAC’s ways to give section for information on bequests, donations of real estate, and other planned giving options.

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Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts can be made online, over the phone, or by outright cash/checks.

Please make any gifts payable to:
The Art Academy of Cincinnati
Attn: Development Department
1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Securities, stocks and bonds

A substantial tax advantage may be available to you if you give securities that have appreciated significantly in value, especially when the tax deduction for the gift at fair market value and the probable avoidance of capital gains taxes are taken into account. To make a gift of securities to the AAC, contact the director of institutional advancement.

It is important to have complete donor information, including name, address and phone number, as well as the name and type of securities to be gifted, the number of shares, and the date you intend to make the gift.

Real estate

All gifts of real estate require prior approval by the university. Gifts of real estate, including residential, commercial and undeveloped real estate, offer a wide variety of tax benefits. You can potentially deduct the fair market value of your gift, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. Your property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. Contact the development office for more information.


Many individuals give sculptures, paintings, book collections, animation collections, furniture collections and more to the AAC. For more information, contact the development office.

Planned gifts

Providing for the future well being of family, while simultaneously supporting the Art Academy of Cincinnati, can be accomplished by a variety of gifts known as planned gifts. Planned gifts, such as bequests, life insurance policies and retirement plan assets, among others, allow for maximizing the current and future benefit to both family and the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Matching gifts

An easy way to double or even triple your donation to the Art Academy of Cincinnati is to find out if your company has a matching gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees' personal philanthropy.


The Art Academy of Cincinnati welcomes your gift as a pledge, and with a pledge you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time, allowing you to give more generously than you originally may have considered. Each payment on your pledge is eligible for an income-tax charitable deduction.

Future Plans

Make a difference

Students come first at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Their personal and professional development is our first priority.

We hope you believe that, like teaching, giving to the Art Academy supports a vitally important reciprocal process that channels creative energy, together with design and artistic talent, back into our community.

Today, I am asking you to contribute to the Art Academy of Cincinnati, to help sustain our continuing mission of educating and shaping the next generations of innovative visual artists and designers.

John Sullivan

Donor Circles

Paul Chidlaw
$45 - $99
Herbert P. Barnett
$100 - $499
Tim Folzenlogen
$500 - $999
John Ruthven
$1000 - $5000
Edie & Charley Harper
$5000 - $10,000
Maria Longworth
Nichols Storer
$10,000 & Above