Thank you for considering a gift in support of MCAD students! Due to recent events, funding efforts are currently focused on four key areas: Emergency Student Support The MCAD Emergency Student Assistance Fund helps students with emergency needs such as temporary housing, space to self-quarantine, food supplies, transportation, mental health support, and other essentials. The financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic are exactly the kind that can derail a student’s education. Gifts to the Emergency Student Assistance Fund will help keep students on track to graduating. Scholarships Now more than ever, scholarships are crucial to MCAD student success. With 97% of students receiving some form of financial aid, your gift to MCAD scholarships will have meaningful impact on the lives of MCAD students; particularly in light of the hardships placed on many students due to COVID-19. Black Leadership Award The Black Leadership Award of MCAD is an endowed scholarship fund established in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the subsequent global fight for racial justice. The award will be granted annually to Black students, enrolled full-time, who demonstrate merit and have financial need. Thank you for considering a gift to help build this important fund. Thank you again for your support! Please contact Cindy Theis, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.