Make a difference, donate to SoAT!
As an experimental school that is newly independent but more than eight decades old, SoAT has a past filled with accomplishments and a future full of promise. We ask you to be part of building a better future for our students and for our communities by helping us make the human-made environment more sustainable, open, and beautiful.
As the smallest accredited architecture school in North America, we are able to give our students attention and opportunities for learning that they cannot find anywhere else, but this academic commitment comes with a cost.
We also emphasize working with and for communities and not for the highest bidder. Our focus on experimentation continues Frank Lloyd Wright’s research and formal exploration but needs today’s technologies and equipment. We also seek to open SoAT to as wide a student body as possible, attracting the most talented students from across America and from around the world. To do so, we need you to be part of our community and join us in supporting our students.
You can decide how you choose to donate: to scholarship funds, to making possible the improvement of our facilities, shops and equipment, to an endowed chair position. We are happy to provide you with an itemized list of such needs.
We are grateful for your contributions!
The School of Architecture at Taliesin is a 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit corporation.
Gifts to the School of Architecture at Taliesin are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The School’s tax ID # is 82-1898299.
- Taliesin Twelve Membership
Members of the Taliesin Twelve make a multi-year commitment to the School. They also act as a council advising the President on the School’s strategic direction, and offer advice on programs and opportunities. The current membership supports the School at $12,500 annually for five years and includes notable voices in the field such as Frank Gehry, innovative business leaders Mark Friedman, Jason Fried, and Carl Schaffer, and cherished Trustees and Alumni, including the Chair of the Board, Jacki Lynn, former Taliesin Fellows Bing Hu, Tim Wright and Karen Ellzey, Charles and Fonda Paterson, and local philanthropic leaders and jazz icons, Bob and Gretchen Ravenscroft.
- Sponsored Studio Projects
For companies or organizations looking to support the current Studio work at Taliesin, or to support the work of a future project, the School is always looking for opportunities to partner with stakeholders in the community. Currently, the School has embarked on a four-year project aimed at revitalizing the rural mining towns of Miami and Globe, Arizona, and is looking at other ways to impact the communities around us.
- Named Scholarships
The School provides annual scholarships to current and incoming students that are merit and need based. Currently, the School has eight named scholarships allocated annually to students. Any donation made in the amount of $25,000 or greater can be designated to a Named Scholarship, and will be combined with other endowed School funds to be provided annually to student recipients in that donor’s name.
- Named Capital Projects
As enrollment increases we must also enhance the campuses we inhabit. Capital projects will occur in the coming years at Taliesin and Taliesin West, and naming opportunities can be discussed at the donor’s request.
- Endowed Chair Positions
As the School grows into a newly independent organization we are looking to secure our future. There are vital roles at Taliesin that the School is looking to endow long-term and can be discussed further at the donor’s request. The current Named Endowed Chairs available are: President of Taliesin Dean of Taliesin Visiting Taliesin Faculty Fellowship