Supporting the College

Your Support is Vital to Design

Your investment in the College of Design helps us prepare tomorrow's leaders in the design professions. Gifts provide scholarship support to students, help expand the expertise of our faculty and strengthen our academic programs. Philanthropic support furthers the college's reputation for design excellence and extends the reach of our unique culture, one that combines the visual arts with the planning of structures, communities and environments.

Gifts to the College of Design are made through the Iowa State University Foundation, a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to securing and stewarding contributions that support Iowa State University. The ISU Foundation provides a variety of giving options and programs, and works in partnership with the college to engage the interests of potential supporters.

At the center of this partnership is our professional development director, Jenni Cushman. She provides leadership in fundraising and travels within Iowa, the Midwest and around the U.S. to reconnect alumni and friends to the people and programs that shaped their experiences as students and designers.