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The work at SMFA at Tufts would not be possible without the support of a community of generous friends, artists, and alumni. Your philanthropic support helps ensure that the school remains an active, innovative center for teaching, learning, and creativity.


Unexpected Hardship Fund

Given the rapidly expanding concerns related to COVID-19, all SMFA and Tufts courses will be conducted virtually for the remainder of the semester. The move to online learning is especially difficult for SMFA students who rely on access to studio space, equipment, and art supplies to complete their coursework.

SMFA's Unexpected Hardship Fund is for moments like this – when students face unexpected crises that can be difficult to overcome without financial support. 

As many SMFA students pack up their belongings to leave for home, your gift provides an SMFA student with a plane ticket home, a ride to South Station, or funds to secure a storage space for their artwork and belongings. And once students get home, your gift will help with the loss of campus job income, medical insurance, internet access, food security, art materials, and more.

This fund unites members of the SMFA community in extending support to all students experiencing unexpected needs at this time. We are proud to be a community where people think of the greater good in moments of uncertainty.

GIVE TO SMFA’s Unexpected Hardship Fund

Ways to Give

SMFA at Tufts Fund

A gift to the SMFA at Tufts Fund provides crucial support for daily operations, while also ensuring that the school will thrive for future generations of art students. Annual support from donors helps us lead the field in advancing artistic practice and appreciation of the visual arts.

Every gift—in any amount—counts. You can make your gift online, or for more information, contact Monica Manoski at 617-627-0053.

When you donate $1,000 or more to the SMFA at Tufts Fund, you automatically become a member of our Leadership Giving Society and will be invited to exclusive member events throughout the year.

Endowment Gifts

When you contribute to the endowment, you strengthen the permanent capital of SMFA at Tufts. Your gift establishes an enduring legacy that will benefit students and faculty in perpetuity. You can establish a philanthropic legacy at SMFA at Tufts by giving to an existing endowed fund or by creating a new fund with your generous gift.

An endowed fund can be established with a contribution of $50,000.

To establish an endowed scholarship, a minimum of $100,000 is required.

For questions about endowment gifts, please contact Torrey Androski, Director of Development at 617-627-0611.

Planned Gifts

Learn more about making a gift through your will or a gift that provides income by contacting Carmen Tordiglione, Director of Gift Planning at 617-627-3616 or via email at

Online Giving

Use our secure form to make a gift online via credit card.

By U.S. Mail

Make your check payable to “Trustees of Tufts College” with “SMFA [and any specific designation, e.g., scholarship]” in the memo line, and mail to:

SMFA at Tufts University
P.O. Box 3306
Boston, MA 02241-3306


Gifts of appreciated securities can also be made by having your broker contact:

Vicky Wei
Tufts University Treasury Operations
169 Holland Street, 3rd Floor
Somerville, MA 02144

Charitable IRA Rollover

This tax-efficient giving option presents a great opportunity for donors who are 70 1/2 and older to make a current gift of up to $100,000 from their IRAs without counting it as taxable income.

Matching Gifts

If your employer or your partner’s employer has a matching gift program, your gift to SMFA at Tufts may be doubled or even tripled. Your human resources office can supply you with specific instructions about its process for matching gifts.

Donor Advised Funds

To give to SMFA at Tufts through your donor advised fund, speak with your fund administrator, and have your gift sent to:

Tufts University
P.O. Box 3306
Boston, MA 02241-3306

You should tell your fund administrator the purpose or designation of the gift so that it can be properly applied to the purpose of your choosing. If your administrator requires Tufts’ tax ID number, contact us at 866-351-5184 or email, and we will provide that number for you.

Did you know that you can name SMFA at Tufts as a remainder beneficiary of your donor advised fund? Contact Carmen Tordiglione, Director of Gift Planning at 617-627-3616 or via email at or more details

For questions regarding tax information, including Tufts' tax identification number, please call 866-351-5184 or email

Still have questions? Call us at 617-627-0611 or email And thank you for supporting SMFA at Tufts.

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