Support the arts

The SCAD Museum of Art is a premier contemporary art museum established to enrich education of SCAD students and attract and delight visitors from around the world. Introducing new exhibitions on a regular basis, the museum showcases work by a range of highly acclaimed professional artists, inspiring and challenging students across disciplines to push the boundaries of their creative practice. We gratefully acknowledge the critical role generous donors have played in our success and hope you will consider joining our valued supporters in securing the future of SCAD.

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Acceptance policy

Acceptance of gifts-in-kind will be made on a case-by-case basis depending upon need, restrictions, cost, maintenance, delivery, storage availability and other pertinent factors. Contact [email protected] with a description of the property you wish to donate, photographs and any other pertinent information relevant to the offer. Consideration for acceptance of in-kind gifts to the SCAD museums is made by committee on a quarterly basis. SCAD may opt to decline a gift of property to the museums if the property does not align with the acquisition priorities of SCAD, or other pertinent reasons. If accepted, a giving officer will reach out to you and provide you with a Deed of Gift form to sign and return and will guide you through the appraisal process, if required.

Appraisal guidelines

As required by the Internal Revenue Service, it is the donor's responsibility to provide, at the donor's expense, an appraisal by a qualified, independent appraiser for gifts-in-kind valued over $5,000. Appraisals must be current (no older than 60 days) in order to substantiate the fair market value of the items donated. SCAD personnel are not qualified appraisers, and federal regulations do not permit the university to give appraisals or estimations of value. In addition to the appraisal, SCAD must receive a completed IRS Form 8283 signed by the appraiser.


Donors are responsible for packing, shipping and/or delivery of in-kind gifts if accepted. All fees related to shipping and insurance during transit are at the donor's expense. Based on guidelines from the IRS and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the costs related to shipping (or the appraisal) may not be considered as part of the value of the charitable contribution.


It is university policy to put forth the best effort to accept only gifts that align with our mission and priorities. SCAD reserves the right to decline any gift that does not further the university's goals or priorities.

For additional information about gifts-in-kind and appraisal requirements, contact SCAD giving at [email protected].  



Pledges are formal statements of intent to give to the area of your choice at SCAD. With your pledge, you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time. Each payment on your pledge within the tax year may be tax deductible to the extent of the law. Contact the giving department at [email protected] or by calling 912.525.5980 to discuss your customized pledge.


Cash gifts

Cash gifts can be made online or by mail. Make checks payable to the Savannah College of Art and Design and indicate in the note field how you would like to designate your contribution (e.g., SCAD MOA). For online payments, visit the giving form and select "SCAD Museum of Art" in the drop-down menu for "Designate donation to."



Gifts-in-kind are nonmonetary items of tangible personal property such as art, collectibles, books, clothing, equipment, software, and other personal assets or materials.