DCAD’s Annual Scholarship Gala- Champagne Brunch to be held April 5

March 20th 2014

DCAD’s Annual Scholarship Fundraiser returns this April. The Delaware College of Art and Design will be hosting a champagne brunch on Saturday, April 5 from 11AM to 2PM featuring an exclusive look at the College’s second floor renovation project. 

This year the Fundraiser will give guests a chance to ‘Make Your Mark at DCAD,’ with artwork demonstrations from various departments, including screen-printing and a photo booth,  a sale of student artwork at $100 per piece, an auction of generously donated items, and the opportunity to contribute to a community painting. Guests will get an exclusive look at the College’s latest expansion project—the renovation of the second floor—while enjoying unique food and drink pairings from a variety of favorite downtown Wilmington eateries.

A ticket to the College’s Scholarship Fundraiser supports the need- and merit-based financial aid that DCAD distributes to deserving students every year—more than 97% of whom need financial aid in order to attend college. Last year alone DCAD awarded close to $1 million in scholarship aid to students, which allowed them to pursue an education in the fine arts. 

Since its opening in 1997, the Delaware College of Art and Design has awarded more than $7 million in need- and merit-based aid to incoming students. In fact, this year, roughly one-third of DCAD’s student body has an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of zero dollars, which means that these families are unable to fiscally contribute to their child’s education. This means that the institutional aid that DCAD administers each year is critical to our students’ success.

Next year, DCAD plans to return more than $900,000—or 20% of tuition revenue—as institutional financial aid. Support of this event will enable DCAD to maintain a competitive, affordable tuition and make it possible for talented students, who meet DCAD’s admission criteria, to attend the first—and still the only—professional school of art and design in the State of Delaware.

Tickets are $150 per couple, $75 for individuals and $50 for alumni. Tickets may be purchased at www.dcad.edu/support. (Please see the ticketing link for donor, patron, and sponsor pricing). For more information, or to request an invitation, please contact Director of Development Sara Ganter at sganter@dcad.edu, or call 302.622.8867 ext. 107.