The Fund for Pratt
Digital Arts Lab/Study Abroad/Scholarships/Student Exhibitions/Faculty Development
The Fund for Pratt supports each of these and so much more. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Pratt education; gifts from alumni and friends make it possible for Pratt students to pursue their academic and creative goals every day.
You don't have to make a large gift to make a big difference.
Your gift is combined with thousands of other contributions from Pratt donors. Gifts to The Fund for Pratt make an immediate impact because they are used within the year they are given. Strong participation from alumni also encourages corporations and foundations to invest in Pratt.
Support The Fund for Pratt today! Make a gift using Pratt's secure online giving page.
Pratt Institute is proud to recognize its most generous and loyal supporters through its Leadership Societies. The individuals who support the Institute with leadership giving make a powerful statement of their commitment to the value of a Pratt education. To learn more about Pratt's Leadership Societies, go to Leadership Societies.
What is The Fund for Pratt?
The Fund for Pratt is a way to enable Pratt Institute to meet its ongoing, annual financial needs. Annual fund dollars are unrestricted and are used in the fiscal year that they are given. Our fiscal year is from July 1st through June 30th.
Who supports The Fund for Pratt?
Alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, government institutions, corporations and foundations all play a critical role in the success of The Fund for Pratt each year.
Why should I give to The Fund for Pratt?
People give to The Fund for Pratt for different reasons. Some are proud of Pratt, some give because they want Pratt Institute to remain one of the greatest colleges of art and design in the nation. Others support Pratt because they recognize that their education at Pratt Institute was supported by The Fund for Pratt, and they feel a responsibility and desire to support current students. Some give because they want Pratt Institute to improve, to become an even better school for its current students.
I am still paying off loans from when I attended Pratt. Why should I give?
All alumni benefited from donors before them, and today's students benefit more. You don't have to give a lot of money, but we hope you give something to voice your support for Pratt Institute's efforts in providing financial aid to current students and many other areas.
The Fund for Pratt is important because tuition does not cover the full cost of the Pratt experience. The difference is made up in part by the support of alumni, parents and friends to the annual fund. Most alumni who support The Fund for Pratt do not make large salaries. Give an amount that is thoughtful and makes sense to you. The goal of The Fund for Pratt is participation and supporting Pratt Institute, not necessarily about making a large gift. Any gift, regardless of the size, is important to Pratt's success.
I want to support specific areas at Pratt Institute, not just The Fund for Pratt.
We want you to give to your passion, but we hope you will also contribute to The Fund for Pratt: The Fund for Pratt supports all areas of Pratt.
Alumni Participation Rate
The alumni participation rate is the percentage of alumni giving a gift to Pratt Institute versus total alumni. The percentage of alumni who support The Fund for Pratt is a benchmark indicator of alumni satisfaction in rankings like U.S. News & World Report. When corporations or foundations consider giving to Pratt, they often ask about participation in giving. A high participation rate of alumni giving shows a commitment from those who are close to Pratt. Corporations and foundations are encouraged when those close to the Institute show a vote of confidence by making annual gifts. By giving to Pratt and helping to increase alumni participation, you increase Pratt's ranking and increase the value of your degree. As Pratt gains esteem as a leading college of art and design, so do its alumni.