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Giving Priorities

With your support to the BAC, we are able to continue providing the best education to the most talented students through excellent facilities and top-notch educators and professional collaborations.

Unrestricted annual support to the BAC provides essential resources for the College's current operational expenses. While we are a tuition-driven organization, student tuition only provides a portion of the funds needed to run the BAC in the 21st century. Gifts to The BAC Fund immediately enhance our students' design education by funding resources for curriculum development, student academic services, technology, and investments in our faculty.

The Pre-College Design Access Fund minimizes the barrier of entry to the BAC’s summer programs, Summer Academy and the Urban Design & Planning Fellowship. This fund directly supports students interested in one of our Pre-College Programs—but do not have the financial resources to participate. 100% of your gift goes to support access for all students interested in pursuing a pre-college architecture and design experience at The Boston Architectural College—regardless of their financial status. Your support builds a more accessible and equitable education in design for all ages and backgrounds.

The Student Scholarships Fund provides aid to students who are in most need of financial support. Studying at the BAC is a financial investment in a student's future, and lack of significant personal funds should not prevent an inspired and motivated designer from pursuing his or her passion. Scholarships help our students afford their education and reduce the burden of student loan debt, which can create roadblocks to success long after graduation. Donors may make gifts of any amount to this fund. Every gift helps our students realize their full potential as designers. All full-time students eligible for financial aid qualify to receive a scholarship from this fund, with priority given to students with the greatest financial need.

The President's Innovation Fund was created in 2015 to support the needs of The Boston Architectural College in the 21st century. Design education and the design professions are constantly evolving, and the BAC must be agile, flexible, and committed to being the leading practice-based design school in the nation. Therefore, the College must adapt to the latest trends in technology, stay connected to its community, and challenge its students to be engaged citizens and thoughtful designers both inside and outside the classroom. Specifically, this fund can support, but is not limited to, design technology, Gateway projects, student organizations, and seed funding for college-wide initiatives. Donors may make gifts of any amount to this fund. The president of The Boston Architectural College has the discretion to allocate the funds available to meet unforeseen needs that are critical to advancing our mission.

“Being surrounded by and working with peers that share your passion for design has made me grow into a better and more collaborative designer. Only the BAC could offer me this invaluable network.”

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