At CCA, we are sustained by a belief in the power of creative work and the support of our community.

“Investing in the education of young people is one of the most profound ways to impact the future of our country and the world.”

— Art Gensler

Chair, CCA Board of Trustees; Founder, Gensler

Architecture studio class

Architecture studio class

Making positive change

CCA is a community of makers with one hand in leading-edge technologies and the other in traditional craftsmanship. Our students are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, a hunger to question the status quo, and a hacker/DIY mentality.

Impact and appreciation

Every size and type of gift matters. Your support is educating a legion of ingenious positive change-makers, inspiring them to create objects, experiences, and environments that never existed before. We’re grateful to every donor as they’re a vital partner in our work.

The Fund for CCA and scholarships

The Fund for CCA provides unrestricted support for CCA’s most pressing needs. Scholarships—pooled, named, or endowed—give the gift of education to talented students who are advancing positive change.

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Donations can be made online at any time from a secure browser or by calling the Advancement office at +1 510-594-3785.

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Sculpture for animation class

Sculpture for animation class


A personal or business check is an easy way to make a gift. Checks should be made out to California College of the Arts and mailed to:

California College of the Arts
Advancement Office
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107


To give shares of stocks or other securities, please notify your broker or commercial banker in writing that you’re giving securities to California College of the Arts. Here’s the CCA brokerage information you’ll need:

Angie Spears, UBS Financial Services
1255 Treat Blvd Suite 1000, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 925-746-6325 / Fax: +1 855-728-5636

Account information
DTC # 0221
Account # KW-37729-LV
ADA # 026-00-7993

Please contact Crystal Shreve to notify CCA of your stock transfer or to obtain an authorization letter.

Crystal Shreve

Director of Advancement Services and Research, Advancement

+1 415-551-9394

[email protected]

Wire transfer

You may make a gift via an electronic wire transfer using the following information:

City National Bank
150 California Street, 13th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

California College of the Arts

Account information

Within the United States
ABA (routing) # 122016066
Account # 444011580

Outside the United States
Account # 444011580

Advanced Graphic Design Studio

Advanced Graphic Design Studio

Our students are reimagining, designing, and building a better future for our world. Many students with the talent and drive to excel at CCA simply could not enroll without scholarship support.

Currently, 74% of students rely on scholarships and CCA aid to earn their degrees. As more students face financial challenges in the wake of the COVID–19 pandemic, the need for scholarship support is greater than ever.

Scholarship gifts of any size make a tremendous impact, empowering students to create work that addresses challenging issues, engages their communities, and ignites transformative change.

For more information about scholarships, contact:

Cecily Gorfain

Senior Director, Individual Giving, Advancement

+1 415-551-9336

[email protected]

Support a world-renowned art school

CCA students are pushing the limits of what’s possible with art and design and using it to make a real impact on social and environmental issues. Your contributions aren’t just supporting an arts education, they’re enabling all of the innovation and accomplishments that will follow. As a top-ranking art school with an award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, we empower students in their worthy pursuit of creating art that will make the world a better place. If you’d like to be a partner in this positive change, please contact Karen Weber.

Karen Weber

Senior Director of Engagement and Institutional Partnerships

+1 415-703-9555

[email protected]
Interior Design class in partnership with Autodesk

Interior Design class in partnership with Autodesk

Opening doors for student artists

By partnering with the industry’s most influential companies, our students have the opportunity to apply their artistic talents to real-world situations and learn how their work can have a positive effect on culture and society.

Student app concept for the CCA + Ford Partnership.

Students' experience concept app for the CCA + Ford Partnership.

Projecting with our partners

From exploring home maintenance and security robotics with Bosch to identifying mobility trends with Volkswagen, our partner projects at CCA allow students the unique learning opportunity to explore how their craft can be applied to the real world.

Contribute to tomorrow with a legacy gift

Estate gifts of all sizes remain integral to CCA’s ability to deliver its world-class education in art and design. You can inspire future generations of creative leaders, thinkers, and makers with a bequest. To learn more, please contact Carleigh McDonald.

Carleigh McDonald

Director of Leadership Giving, Advancement

+1 415-703-9593

[email protected]

A benefit for student scholarships

The annual CCA Gala benefits scholarships for talented students who deserve an opportunity to attend CCA regardless of their financial background.

Graphic featuring 2020 Gala event details: CCA Gala honoring Lorna Meyer Calas

Honoring arts champion Lorna Meyer Calas

To protect the health and wellness of our community and in support of the San Francisco County and California Department of Public Health COVID-19 recommendations, California College of the Arts canceled its gala scheduled for March 23, 2020. Unfortunately, we will not reschedule due to the unknown length and severity of the virus. The spring gala, our only annual fundraising event for student scholarships, was organized in honor of our wonderful trustee and community leader Lorna Meyer Calas. We deeply regret not being able to celebrate her generosity and leadership.

In her honor, CCA has created a new scholarship to ensure talented and deserving students receive an excellent education.

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