Direct Gifts

Direct Gifts

Whether cash, check or via credit card - are critically important to The Academy, because they can be put to work immediately, increasing their impact and extending their reach. Money raised through The Academy Fund bridges the gap between tuition revenue and the school’s operating budget supporting financial aid, faculty enrichment, curriculum innovation, production materials, and campus improvements.  Gifts to The Academy Fund are unrestricted, so that we can use contributions where they are most urgently needed. 

1. Click here to make your gift online.

2. Make your check payable to The Chicago Academy for the Arts. Mail to: 

The Chicago Academy for the Arts
1010 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642


A pledge is a statement of intention to make a gift to The Academy. Donors who seek to defer the bulk of their giving until a future date, or who want to give via installments over time, may use this giving strategy. Pledges are typically made in concert with a preliminary "first installment" gift and provide a source of consistent and dependable funding for The Academy.