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SVA Alumni Society, Inc. is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which works to provide support for SVA’s most promising students.The Society works in conjunction with the Alumni Affairs and Development office at the School of Visual Arts serving as the vehicle for granting student scholarships and soliciting donations to fund the scholarships. Due to support from the School of Visual Arts, 100% of all donations to the Alumni Society go directly to the education and financial needs of current SVA students.

Donate to the Alumni Society

Donations for all scholarship funds can be securely processed online: Donate Online.

Or mailed to:

SVA Alumni Society, Inc. 
209 East 23 Street
New York, NY 10010

Checks should be made out to the SVA Alumni Society. Please indicate Alumni Scholarship Fund, or the name of a specific named fund, in the memo section of your check to ensure that your gift is properly earmarked.

If you have any questions about the Alumni Scholarship Fund or other fundraising initiatives of the SVA Alumni Society, please contact us at [email protected] or 212.592.2300.

For a list of funds click here.

Scholarships and Awards

SVA Alumni Society provides a wide variety of scholarships and awards to students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in all majors offered by the College. Since 2001 over 650 scholarships were distributed to deserving SVA students. The Society manages 26 annual scholarships that provide merit based support earmarked for specific academic programs and need based support. The assortment of scholarships allows the Society to provide assistance across majors, programs and class years -- touching more students lives every year. The Society’s flagship scholarship program is the annual Alumni Scholarship Awards program.

Board of Directors
Todd Radom, Chairman of the Board, is a graphic designer responsible for many logos used by American sports teams, including the Washington Nationals and the Anaheim Angels. His distinctive use of typography and inclusion of classic visual elements can also be seen in his designs for the logos of Super Bowl XXXVIII and the NBA All-Star Game. He has established a scholarship fund earmarked for graphic design majors with a group of fellow SVA alumni. www.toddradom.com

Michael Halsband, fine art photographer, has made portraits of many high-profile artists, actors, musicians and celebrities. He is also known for his surfing photographs. His work has been published in numerous books and periodicals, including Gotham magazine and Surf Book. His photographs have been exhibited around the world and can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Many SVA students have interned at his studio. www.michaelhalsband.com

Lyn Hughes is a New York City-based photographer specializing in lifestyle, food and event photography. She has done work for Cosmopolitan, NBC, 20th Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. www.lynhughesphoto.com

Janet Knox, Executive Director, has worked extensively in senior executive positions with social enterprises, non-profits and foundations in the design and implementation of strategic and operational plans, innovative programs and fundraising strategies. Knox has worked with a wide range of both domestic and international organizations—including the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, where as CEO, she led a successful turnaround by increasing financial stability, governance, capacity and expansion of its innovative teaching methodology. She has also served as a VP in Corporate and Private Banking at leading U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and BNY Mellon. Knox holds an MPA in Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA in International Finance and BS in Chemistry from Adelphi University, and is an alumna of INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship Program.

Lisa Rettig-Falcone, Vice Chairman of the Board, is an executive creative director / copywriter at global communications giant EuroRSCG NY. With expertise in handling automotive, technology and financial accounts, she works extensively on new business. She has received ADDY, Athena and CLIO awards, as well as citations from Communications ArtsCreativityGraphis and the One Show. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Lisa teaches advertising at the College.

Tim Rollins is a conceptual artist and art teacher known for his work with at-risk youth through Kids of Survival (KOS), an organization that he founded. His has had solo shows at the Dia Center for the Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and has appeared in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work has appeared in The New York Times, ARTnews, Frieze and Art in America.

Corporate Partners for the Arts
The SVA Alumni Society Gratefully Acknowledges Our Corporate Partners

Our members' annual contributions go to the Alumni Society's Housing Scholarship Award, which provides on-campus housing for promising students faced with limited financial resources and difficult home situations. With the support of our Corporate Partners, students with the vision and drive to create transformative work are able to take full advantage of living on campus and of the tremendous resources SVA offers, regardless of their financial means or home circumstances.

Click here to see photos from the annual Housing Scholarship Benefit and Corporate Partners for the Arts Appreciation Event.

Corporate Partner benefits include:
Acknowledgment in the Visual Arts Journal (circulation of over 37,500)
Acknowledgment on the SVA website
Acknowledgment at select SVA events
An annual Corporate Partners for the Arts recognition event
Special invitations to exhibitions and events at SVA

For more information please contact the Director of Alumni Affairs and Development, Jane Nuzzo: [email protected] or 212.592.2302.

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