Institutional Advancement implements advancement goals and objectives in the context of the College-wide strategic plan. This includes fundraising (major donors, foundations, and corporations), alumni, communications, and special events.
Specify your gift using our online giving form.
You may also mail a check to:
Otis College of Art and Design / Institutional Advancement
1700 East Walnut Avenue, Suite 650, El Segundo, CA 90245
Amazon Smile Program
Otis College participates in the AmazonSmile program. - a program that allows a percentage of your qualified Amazon purchases to be donated directly to the O-Fund! You can get started by following these easy steps:
- Go to AmazonSmile
- Select "Otis College of Art and Design" to support Otis while you shop
- Bookmark AmazonSmile to make future shopping a piece of cake
Your support of the O-Fund directly assists students in the form of campus improvements, program support, and scholarships. (Eligible purchases as marked)
Other Ways to Give
Cash Gifts — Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gift you can make. Gifts can be made through our online giving form, outright cash, personal checks, cashier's checks or money orders or over the phone (310-665-6869).
Ofund— Gifts made to the O-Fund by alumni, parents, and friends are unrestricted and are the foundation of all giving to Otis. Unrestricted money is used where it is needed the most. Currently, the needs are greatest in student scholarships, campus improvements, and upgraded technology in labs and classrooms.
Matching Gift Program — An easy way to double or triple your donation to Otis is to check with your employer. Many corporations match their employees charitable gifts. Matching gift programs provide Otis with "free money" from your employer. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if your company is a matching gift entity.
Securities, Stocks, and Bonds — These can provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to Otis before they are sold.
Gifts of Stock — Gifts of stock are a great way for an individual to avoid financial implications from capital gains tax. You can make a gift of stock Details (PDF)
New Charitable IRA Legislation — Make a tax-free gift from your IRA! Individuals aged 70 1/2 or older with individual retirement accounts can make outright gifts without tax complications. Details (PDF)
Legacy Society — The Otis Legacy Society honors the generosity of individuals who have included Otis in their estate plans. Making a planned gift creates a lasting legacy.