Donor Recognition

SFAI’s donors are a diverse and inspiring group of entrepreneurs, teachers, artists, craftspeople, tech innovators, philanthropists, designers, and more. 


SFAI’s individual donors are valued members of a community that dares to push boundaries, spark meaningful experiences, and forge new paradigms that will shape our world. Your contribution is recognized in many ways, including in SFAI’s Annual Report and in SFAI’s regularly updated list of Donors and Sponsors.


SFAI partners with a diverse array of institutional funders who provide vital support for educational and public programming, exhibitions, events, and other SFAI-led initiatives. Corporate sponsorships provide your organization with a unique set of recognition opportunities.

Giving Circles

By making an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, you will become a Leadership Donor, and part of SFAI’s premier giving circles. 

Courtyard Circle ($1,000–$2,499)

  • Invitation to pre-lecture and exhibition opening receptions to meet artists
  • Reserved seating for lectures, upon request
  • Recognition in the Annual Report, courtyard donor wall, and online

Tower Circle  ($2,500–$4,999)

All of the above and…

  • Invitation to salons with leading artists and art educators and/or tours of private collections
  • Priority invitation for travel with SFAI leaders


Dean’s Circle ($5,000–$9,999)

All of the above and…

  • 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


President’s Circle ($10,000-$49,999)

All of the above and…

  • Invitation to meet with special guests of SFAI


Institute Circle ($50,000 or more)

All of the above and…

  • Reserved parking at SFAI events, upon request