Advancement News

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Betty Reid Soskin and John Baldessari (photo by Sidney Felsen)

He has been hailed as a pioneer of Conceptual art; she has been honored as Woman of the Year by the California State Legislature for her community activism. California College of the Arts (CCA) will recognize two extraordinary octogenarians—John Baldessari and Betty Reid Soskin—with honorary doctorate degrees at its 104th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Soskin will deliver the commencement address to more than 450 CCA graduates and their families. Baldessari and Soskin will also be honored at a private dinner and participate in the post-commencement reception at CCA’s San Francisco campus.

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Renowned San Francisco retailer Gump’s will celebrate its 150th anniversary by opening its doors March 31 for Mirror Mirror, a gala celebration to benefit California College of the Arts (CCA). The festive event features a dinner party and an auction of one-of-a-kind mirrors created by 30 leading artists, architects, and designers, including designer Yves Béhar, architect Mark Jensen, artist Raymond Saunders, and interior designer Kelly Wearstler (see complete list below).

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Mirror by Sandy Walker

Organizers report that dinner tickets have sold out for Mirror Mirror, a gala fundraiser for California College of the Arts (CCA) at Gump’s in San Francisco on March 31.

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Property in San Francisco is adjacent to the CCA campus [photo: Jim Norrena]

California College of the Arts (CCA) has purchased from Greyhound Lines, Inc. a two-and-a-half-acre (approximately 102,000 square feet) vacant lot in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco. The property, formerly a bus maintenance facility, abuts CCA’s main San Francisco campus building at 1111 Eighth Street and is bordered by 7th, Hooper, and Irwin Streets. The purchase price was $8.4 million.

Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA President Stephen Beal and the Board of Trustees have embarked on a facilities master plan development process

Since CCA President Stephen Beal formally announced the college's acquisition of the vacant lot adjacent to the main building on the San Francisco campus, it seems as though everyone is interested in the development plans for the old Greyhound Bus service yard.

Goals & Strategies

No one could be more interested in when and how this coveted real estate will be developed than CCA’s Board of Trustees, who met earlier this month at UCSF Mission Bay to kick off a facilities master plan development process.

Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2008 by Jim Norrena

The Gift of Education

Each year more than 500 alumni, friends, faculty, and staff make gifts to student scholarships at CCA. Every gift, large and small, helps promising students earn their degrees and pursue their dreams of working in art, design, architecture, and writing.

This year we face a critical challenge. Many CCA students have hardships at home that may put their education in jeopardy. Due to the economic downturn, requests for financial aid are growing at the same time that CCA is experiencing a significant loss in endowed scholarship revenue.