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The Art of Giving


For over 85 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students both national and international. Our top priority is creating an inspiring and engaging environment to shape our students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers.

We rely on the support and generosity of our friends and community to continue pushing the edge of art and design education. We provide the most professional resources and facilities in the industry.The value of this investment is undeniable - our students emerge as creative leaders who can effectively contribute their talents to the most recognized creative companies and brands around the globe. 

8 out of 10 Ringling College students rely on sponsorships to meet the tuition requirements of a world-class art and design institution. Help us make a difference in the lives of talented, emerging creatives by providing top quality resources and facilities to attract and retain the highest caliber of artistic students.


For more information on how you can support Ringling College and our extraordinary students, please contact us:

Ringling College of Art and Design
Office for Advancement
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34234-5895
phone: 941.309.4733
fax: 941.359.7662

How to Give


Unrestricted Giving

Unrestricted contributions to Ringling College are among the most valuable gifts you can make. These funds are used to bridge the gap between tuition and the costs incurred to deliver a world-class art and design education. Unrestricted funds are designated where the need is greatest and are essential to providing support for academics, faculty, and students. Annual gifts can be given towards a variety of needs at Ringling College including, but not limited to:

  • Where the need is greatest
  • Basch Visual Arts Center
  • Continuing Studies
  • Scholarships
  • Sarasota Museum of Arts
  • Englewood Arts Center

For more information about Annual Giving Contact:

Susan Borozan
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Ringling College is a world-class institution where your investment will be mean the difference in the future of aspiring artists and designers. Leadership Giving is a powerful statement of commitment to the education of our students.  Here are some ways to contribute:



Scholarships bridge the gap between a cost of a college education and the resources of the college student. Education and success go hand in hand. But what if a deserving student misses the opportunity to become a successful entrepreneur, filmmaker, teacher, or artist due to financial contraints? And what about the world- how can that loss be measured? 

Scholarships enable students to pursue their dreams, motivate them to aim high and prepare them for a lifetime of achievement. You can help make these dreams a reality.

More than 80% of our students qualify for need and merit based support, and most could not attend without assistance from donors.  Your annual contribution to the Student Scholarship Fund will enable Ringling College to award scholarships to deserving students who have demonstrated financial need.

Additionally there are opportunities to establish an endowed scholarship at Ringling College to create a lasting legacy. 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, Student Life programs, exhibitions, publications, awards, and travel grants, as well as new buildingresources which enable students and faculty to enrich their studies and college experience.


The Sarasota Museum of Art

Changing perspectives through contemporary art. 

The Sarasota Museum of Art, a division of Ringling College of Art and Design, will serve as a catalyst for appreciation and understanding of world-class contemporary art by artists both established and emerging. A platform for education and exposure, the Museum will be a haven of the avant-garde for audiences of all levels of experience with contemporary artwork. Having no permanent collection, the Museum will be flexible and timely through an endless rotation of transformative, relevant, and pioneering new exhibitions and programs. At its core a learning institution, the Sarasota Museum of Art will host community education programs and courses to immerse audiences in the conceptual power of contemporary art.


Film Program Post Production Studio and Soundstage

When you support the Ringling College Film Program, you support so much more than you could imagine. You help prepare students to become the next generation of remarkable, award winning filmmakers. 

Scholarships, equipment, location travel and interaction with industry leaders are some of the key components to ensure that our talented students receive an excellent education. Ringling College invites you to be a part of this dynamic cultural environment. By doing so, together we can attract the industry’s most compelling artists to Sarasota. Together, we can enrich lives, change perspectives and at the same time, improver the economy of our region. Let’s make this happen! '=


The Thompson Fund for Creative Leadership

In recognition and celebration of President Larry R. Thompson’s 20 years as a leader and visionary to be THE pre-eminent art and design college in the world, Ringling College has established the Thompson Fund for Creative Leadership. This fund will support projects and initiatives of creative leadership from students, faculty, or staff that are intended to advance Ringling College’s impact on the world.


For more information on how you can support emerging artists, and designers,  the Sarasota Museum of Art, and the Film Program contact:

Stacey Corley
Vice President for Advancement

Include Ringling College in your Legacy!

Planned gifts are an investment with extraordinary returns. They offer an opportunity to build a legacy that’s personal and meaningful. They help the College prepare for future needs and to have the resources to seize the opportunities as they arise. Planned gifts ensure that the high quality education that is the hallmark of the Ringling College tradition will thrive for many years to come. 


Stacey Corley
Vice President for Advancement

We welcome sponsorships for our Ringling College community events! Each event offers our sponsors incredible exposure and exclusive access to our various friends, patrons, and communities.

Your sponsorship can underwrite any of our exciting events, such as art exhibitions and openings, golf tournaments and our annual premier themed fundraiser, An Evening at the Avant-Garde.


For more information regarding sponsorships, contact:

Stacy Quaid
Senior Associate Director for Fundraising Events 


Donate to Ringling College

Click the link above to make a donation to Ringling College.

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. You can double and in some cases triple the amount of your gift. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, click on the link above and enter the employer's name.

Click the link above if you would like to initiate a grant recommendation from your Donor Advised Fund.





Attend a fundraising event!



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Avant-Garde: Game On!

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Monday October 28th, 2019:

19th Annual Ringling College Golf Tournament


Spend the day and network with President Dr. Larry R. Thompson and 200+ fellow business leaders, community leaders, and friends of the College, while enjoying 18 holes of golf on two courses, lunch, and an awards banquet.

Learn more about the 19th Annual Ringling College Gold Tournament

Saturday, December 7, 2019:

Sarasota Art Museum: Grand Opening Gala

Be the first to see Sarasota's newest cultural institution

Learn more about the Gala





Make a difference in the life of a student today!

Together, with your help, we can continue this legacy by providing the professional resources, connections, and faculty to support our students, whatever their creative goals may be. Whether that is the Illustration graduate who will go on to produce Oscar-winning shorts or the Motion Design student who will ultimately lead the branding efforts for LinkedIn, together we can help make their dreams a reality.

Text GORINGLING to 52182 or donate online.

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