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Supporting Otis College

Since its founding in 1918 as the first professional school of art in Los Angeles, Otis College of Art and Design has provided equitable access to students of diverse backgrounds and trained generations of artists and designers. By making a gift to Otis College, you provide support to today’s generation of artists and designers to live their passions and deliver unique and vital contributions to our world. Funding priorities—scholarships, academic excellence, and capital improvements—serve a singular purpose: to ensure the creativity and professional success of Otis College graduates. Thank you for your support.


Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the foundation of all charitable giving to Otis College. Gifts made by alumni, parents, friends, and students help underwrite everything from scholarships to class materials to academic programming. For more information about giving to the Annual Fund, contact Patrick J. Mahany, Acting Vice President of Institutional Advancement, pmahany@otis.edu, 310-665-6995. Make a gift online now. 


Corporations

Otis College collaborates with some of the world’s most recognizable brands to partner on philanthropic initiatives, research and develop new projects and support marketing efforts. Further, Otis College provides corporations with students and alumni who help shape the creative impact of these global and local firms. For more information about corporate giving opportunities, contact Christine Leahey, Director of Strategic Partnerships, cleahey@otis.edu, 310-846-2640.


Foundations

Private foundations help Otis College serve our diverse student body to the fullest extent, in a dynamic learning environment that inspires both personal growth and social responsibility. Strategic philanthropy furthers our mission in meaningful ways, providing flexible funds to address the College’s greatest operational needs; scholarships for talented students who would not otherwise be able to pursue their dreams of higher education and creative professions; resources for public programs and curricular enhancements; and investments in capital expansion. For more information about foundation giving opportunities, contact Christine Leahey, Director of Strategic Partnerships, cleahey@otis.edu, 310-846-2640.


Special Events

Otis College has a dynamic calendar of art and design related events throughout the year. Activities include the Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, the launch of the Otis Report on the Creative Economy, exclusive art and design tours in the Los Angeles area, and special exhibition previews. For more information about special events, contact Claudia Krumlauf, Director of Development & Special Events, ckrumlauf@otis.edu, 310-665-6858.


Planned Giving

The Otis Legacy Society honors the generosity of individuals who have included Otis College in their estate plans. Planned giving opportunities include: Bequest provisions in a will or revocable trust, qualified retirement plans, charitable lead trusts, life insurance, real estate, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, and deferred income charitable gift annuities. For further information about how you may benefit from making a bequest or other planned gift to Otis College, contact Patrick J. Mahany, Acting Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 310-665-6995 or pmahany@otis.edu.

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Carrie Banasky
Director of Advancement Operations
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310–665–6859
Sonia E. Carratala
Executive Assistant
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310–846–2569
Claudia Krumlauf
Director of Development and Special Events
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310–665–6858
Christine Leahey
Director of Strategic Partnerships
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310–846–2640
Patrick Mahany
Acting Vice President of Institutional Advancement
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310–665–6995
Rosa Oul
Advancement Services Coordinator
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310–665–6856
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Director of Alumni Relations