Annual Support

Make a lasting impact.

Your generous support enables SFAI to remain a leader in fine art education and contemporary art practice, and contribute to the exploration and fulfillment of arts in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

YOUR GIFT TO SFAI IS AN INVESTMENT IN STUDENTS. Your SFAI Annual Fund gift helps provide students with financial aid, improved classroom facilities and new technology, 200+ student-artist exhibitions per year, high quality faculty that challenge and inspire students, leading edge guest artists and lectures, and many other innovative programs and initiatives.

EVERY GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. By giving to the SFAI Annual Fund, you are investing in those areas of greatest need. Your gift is combined with hundreds of gifts from SFAI donors, which make an immediate impact because they are used within the year they are given. Strong participation from SFAI alumni also encourages corporations and foundations to invest as well. 


Giving Circles

President’s Circle ($10,000 or more)  
all benefits below plus…

  • Invitation to meet with the President for in-person updates
  • Private tour of SFAI Fort Mason campus on request
  • Priority invitation to intimate events and special guests coming to SFAI


Dean’s Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)
all benefits below plus…

  • Invitation to tour the graduate Open Studios with the Dean
  • Invitation to annual reception with the Dean and students who have received named merit scholarships


Tower Circle ($2,500 - $4,999)
all benefits below plus…

  • Invitation to salons with leading artists and art educators and/or tours of private collections
  • SFAI Fresco Tours upon request

Courtyard Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)
all benefits below plus…

  • Invitation to pre-lecture and exhibition opening  receptions to meet the artist(s)
  • Reserved seating for lectures, upon request
  • Recognition in the courtyard donor wall, and select exhibitions

Alumni Circle (Gifts of $25-999)

  • Invitation to all SFAI lecture series and exhibition openings
  • Invitation to special events to meet guest artists
  • Promotion of alumni exhibitions and events
  • BA + BFA Alumni within 5 years of graduation receive a complimentary Alumni Circle membership

Friends Circle (Gifts up to $999)

  • Invitation to all SFAI lecture series and exhibition openings
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and online