Give to UICA
Your donations help grow the creative community and the creative economy in West Michigan. Individual, joint, and family contributions to UICA’s Annual Fund make the presentation of contemporary art to children, residents, and visitors possible.
UICA relies on your gifts to bring art to its galleries, mount shows, pay artist honorariums, equip its spaces with lights, lifts and other equipment, provide supplies for the education programs, and show independent films in the theater using the latest technology.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. UICA is part of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. You will receive a letter acknowledging your donation from The Ferris Foundation.
Planned Giving and Gifts of Appreciated Securities
UICA welcomes gifts in the form of bequests, charitable trusts, gifts of life insurance policies, gifts of retirement plan assets, and gifts of appreciated securities. For information on how to implement such gifts, please contact Kristen Taylor, Development Officer, at Kristen@uica.org. Ferris State University’s Office of Advancement and Marketing will be pleased to work with you and your advisors to plan and structure a gift that best fulfills your charitable goals.
Double your Donation
Does your employer match contributions to nonprofit organizations? To see if your employer offers a matching gift program, check with your personnel office. You can address any questions about whether a matching gift was received to Kristen Taylor, Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your important gift!
Underwriting and Scholarships
Contact Kristen Taylor, Development Officer, at 616.454.7000 X17 or email@example.com to learn more about underwriting and partnership opportunities.
Program underwriting is a powerful opportunity for individuals, foundations and corporations to meet philanthropic, client hospitality, communication, and community engagement goals. UICA’s arts programming provides a leading edge venue along with a record of service to the youth and creative cultures in the area and an engaged, influential audience. Our community depends on the UICA to be a magnet for contemporary arts development, exhibition, and education. Our partnerships with donors make that possible, while providing recognition and tax benefits in return. In addition, UICA chooses local vendors and products whenever we can, which reinvests your contributions in the regional economy.
UICA is grateful for underwriting gifts from individuals, foundations, and businesses, and will work with donors to maximize these partnerships to meet your individual goals.
Underwriting opportunities are available in the following areas:
- Artist Honorariums
- Educational Programs
- Movie Theater
- Special Events
UICA thanks the following for their generous support:
Mark and Cathy Bissell and Bissell Inc.
CWD Real Estate Investment
The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation
David Frey and the Frey Foundation
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Hank and Liesel Meijer and the Meijer Foundation
Peter M. Wege and the Wege Foundation
Kate Pew Wolters and the Richard and Kate Wolters Foundation
Herman Miller Cares
Deborah and Daniel Mankoff
2 Fulton West Major Gifts
Sam and Janene Cummings
The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation
The Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation
The Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Founders Bank and Trust
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
The Klopcic Family Foundation
The Louis and Helen Padnos Foundation
Deborah and Dan Mankoff
Karen and Tim O’Donovan
Deborah and James Sears
The Sebastian Foundation
Joan and Peter Secchia
The Steelcase Foundation
The Stuart and Barbara Hoffius Family Fund
Wolverine Worldwide Foundation
The CDV5 Foundation