why does dcad need your support?

Though DCAD has been making an impact on education, the arts, and downtown Wilmington for twenty years now, the growing College still runs on a tight annual budget. The funds that DCAD’s Office of Development raise each year are critical to what we are able to offer to our students and the wider community. If you believe in DCAD’s mission of arts education and downtown revitalization, please consider supporting our work with a donation. DCAD is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and your entire gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. You can support DCAD in many ways: attend an exhibition opening and bring friends, take a Continuing Education class, join a committee, support one of our student scholarships or donate to the Annual Appeal. The DCAD community is growing and we want you to be part of this amazing institution, which remains the only professional school of art and design in the State of Delaware.

We thank you for your support!

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How can I contribute?
  • Online

    Review giving options, listed below, and click to donate.

  • Mail

    Office of Development
    600 N. Market St.
    Wilmington, DE 19801

  • Phone

    The Office of Development is available at 302.622.8867 ext. 107.

  • Bequests & Planned Giving

    Reviewing your estate planning needs now can mean leaving a lasting legacy to DCAD in the future. The Office of Development is available to discuss with you the possibilities of bequests through your will, charitable annuities and charitable remainder trusts, as well as the option of simply designating DCAD as the beneficiary of your IRA or life insurance policy.

  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers encourage charitable giving by offering to match your gift to a nonprofit such as DCAD. This match can double or even triple the amount of your donation. Your company’s matching eligibility can often be determined by contacting your personnel office or contact DCAD’s Office of Development for assistance.

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What are the options?
  • dcad's annual appeal

    Now in its fourteenth year, the Annual Appeal is DCAD’s largest source of unrestricted funds. By contributing to this fund, your support maintains student scholarship opportunities, our Artist Lecture Series, the presentation of exhibitions in our galleries, and the maintenance of our downtown buildings.

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  • dcad's scholarship fund

    The College raises funds annually for the nearly $1 million that it returns to students in the form of merit-based scholarships and need-based grants, 97 percent of whom would not be able to attend college without financial aid. With the costs of higher education on the rise, it is more important than ever that DCAD’s scholarship offerings remain attractive to prospective students and available to students who, without scholarship funding, might not otherwise be able to attend DCAD.

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  • Stuart B. Young Scholarship Fund

    In honor of Stuart B. Young, Esq., DCAD Chairman of the Board of Directors (2002-2010) and founding Chairman of the Board of Overseers (2000-10), a scholarship has been established.

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  • Mollie Pratt Barringer Award

    Established in memory of Mollie Pratt Barringer, who served on DCAD’s Board of Overseers, this award allows second-year DCAD students to enhance their education with extracurricular activities for which Ms. Barringer had a passion, including arts and cultural experiences in New York City.

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