Donations | SACI College of Art & Design Florence

About Donations

Donations & Gifts

Your contributions help students with exceptional artistic or design talent and academic ability, as well as demonstrated financial need, attend graduate and undergraduate programs at SACI. Donations also support special educational events and exhibitions, conservation projects, the SACI Worthington Library, and the upkeep of SACI’s two historic palazzi in the heart of Florence.  

Reason for Support

You have opportunity to direct your support to an area of your choice: 

  • General Support
  • Student Scholarships
  • SACI Worthington Library
  • Facilities Improvement
  • Art Conservation
  • Alumni Initiatives
  • Other

How to Give

Help support SACI by making a gift today. Studio Arts College International is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and donations are fully tax-deductible. For more information, email us or call (212) 248-7225.

  • Donate Online

    Make your donation today through our secure online donation system with your Mastercard, Visa, or Discover credit card.

    Donate now to support SACI students.

  • Gifts by Check

    Checks can be made payable to SACI and should be sent to our New York office. Please be sure to indicate on the check the purpose of the donation (General, David Davidson Scholarship Fund, Alumni Association, Facilities Improvement, or Art Conservation).

    454 W 19th St
    New York, NY 10011 

  • Gifts in Stock

    Many of SACI's alumni, parents, and friends of SACI find that donating stocks, bonds, and shares in mutual funds can lead to a gift much greater than individuals thought they could initially give. Gifts of appreciated securities not only provide financial support to SACI but also tax benefits to donors. If securities have been held for at least one year, the charitable tax deduction is the current fair market value. If the securities have appreciated, no capital gains tax on a gift will be incurred.

    Delivery Method – Electronic Delivery

    Sanford Bernstein & Co., LLC
    DTC # 013
    Account # 03785294
    Account Name: Studio Arts College International
    Delivery Method – Paper Certificates

    Every stock certificate has a "transfer form" printed on the back. If a donor has many stock certificates for the same company, it may be more convenient to sign a separate "Stock Assignment" form instead of signing each certificate individually. If shares of several companies are donated, a separate "transfer form" must be signed for each company.

    In the space following "I/we assign unto__________________," the donor should write "Studio Arts College International." In the signature block at the bottom of the form, the donor should sign his/her name exactly as printed on the face of the stock certificate. If shares are held in joint tenancy, both husband and wife must sign the form. It is not necessary to fill in any other information or to obtain a "signature guarantee."

    Because names of individual donors do not appear on our monthly broker statements, please let us know that you have made a transfer so we can ensure proper crediting of your gift.

  • Matching Gifts

    Thousands of companies across the United States match contributions that supplement employees' donations. Please check with the HR department at your company to take advantage of this great way to match, double, or triple your donation.

  • Planned Gifts

    For many alumni, parents, and friends of SACI, a planned gift illustrates their appreciation and commitment to our programs and their desire to provide stability and continuity to one of the finest art institutes. Make a provision in your will to benefit Studio Arts College International.

    In addition to supporting SACI, planned giving often provides significant financial benefits to the donor. These benefits include substantial tax deductions, income to donors or their loved ones, and other benefits available depending on a donor's circumstances and objectives.

    Designate a Planned Gift

    We invite you to contact us to discuss specific uses for your planned gift, such as naming opportunities and restricted funds. Unless you direct otherwise, your bequest to Studio Arts College International will become part of the Endowment Fund. The earnings from this fund will be used to support all aspects of the school's operations, while the endowment’s principal will remain in tact. In this way, your bequest will keep on supporting Studio Arts College International far into the future.

    For more information, email us or call (212) 248-7225.

  • Amazon Smile

    You shop. Amazon gives! Year round, your shopping can help support scholarships for SACI students. Shop with AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to SACI to help provide more scholarship opportunities.

    What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization year-round every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to student scholarships at SACI. 

    Step 1

    From the web browser on your computer or your mobile device, go to may also want to add it as a bookmark to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

    Step 2

    Shop using your same Amazon account. Your shopping cart, wish list, registry, and other account settings are all the same. Whether you're shopping this holiday season or year round, remember to use the AmazonSmile URL instead of the regular site.

    Step 3

    At your first check out, select Studio Arts College International as the organization. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

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