How to Make a Gift

Your gift to MECA supports our commitment to art education, directly impacting our students and the creative economy. We equip our students with the skills to launch successful careers in whatever art or design-related paths they choose by establishing a creative practice as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals.

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Ways to Give

Online

Making your gift online is secure and simple. Use your credit card to make your gift today and receive an immediate confirmation by email.

By Check

Make checks payable to Maine College of Art
Mail to Advancement Office, 522 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

By Phone

Call us at 207.775.5098 or 800.699.1509 and pay over the telephone with your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card. We will ask you for your card number, expiration date, security code, and billing and mailing addresses.

Stock Gifts

A gift of appreciated securities is a common way to make a contribution. You can often take a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the securities as of the date of transfer and avoid capital gains associated with the sale. MECA can accept stock electronically through your broker or in certificate form. Please call us at 207.775.5098 to request stock transfer instructions or for more information.

Monthly Sustainer Program

By pledging a certain amount to your credit card each month, you can save time and effort, make a larger total gift to MECA by spreading payments out over several months, and reduce the amount of fundraising mail and phone calls you receive. At the same time, you will be providing a dependable source of revenue throughout the year, ensuring that the College continues to thrive. Just click on the “set up a recurring gift” link above.

What do our alumni do?

Statistics from the 2015 Strategic National Arts Alumni project (SNAAP)

Did you know?

57% is the national average for arts alumni that work as professional artists.

47% is the national average for arts alumni that are self employed, independent contractors, or freelance workers.

63

Work as professional artists

23

Work as graphic designers, illustrators, or art directors

16

Founded a business

23

Work as craft artists

38

Work as fine artists

29

Work as art teachers

17

Pursued an MFA after graduation

49

Are self-employed, independent contractors or freelance workers

91

Make art in their personal time

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