PLANNED GIVING OUTCOMES
Building on the Center’s record of strong financial stewardship, your planned gift will be managed with competence and respect.
Most donors choose to leave their planned gifts unrestricted, so that future Boards of Directors can deploy them to the school’s greatest advantage at the time they come in. But you also have the option of restricting your gift to a specific purpose that is dear to your heart.
Specific areas you might choose to support through endowment include:
The Faculty Endowment ensures our ability to attract instructors who are outstanding professional woodworkers and designers from around the globe.
The Scholarship Endowment gives life-changing educational opportunities to talented individuals who could not otherwise afford tuition for Workshops and Intensives.
The Next Generation Scholarship Endowment opens our professional-track courses (the Nine-month Comprehensive, Furniture Intensive, and Turning Intensive) to the most promising candidates, regardless of means.
Teaching the Teachers Scholarships
The Teaching the Teachers Scholarship Endowment provides full-expense scholarships to instructors at schools and nonprofit service organizations that teach vocational woodworking to economically disadvantaged communities.
The Fellowship Endowment provides free bench space in our Fellowship Program to emerging furniture makers, turners, and carvers who seek advanced opportunities for creative and professional growth.
The Fellowship Residency Endowment enables qualified candidates to participate in our Fellowship program, regardless of means, by covering expenses for lodging, meals, travel, and materials.
The Visiting Artists Endowment brings outstanding professional woodworkers on campus to explore fresh directions in their own work while mentoring Fellows and inspiring students.
The Maintenance Endowment keeps our campus, buildings, and equipment in topnotch condition by covering capital expenditures for their replacement and repair.
The Messler Gallery Endowment builds public awareness of design and craftsmanship in wood by expanding the gallery’s reach to new exhibitors and new audiences.
Chair for Executive Leadership
The Chair for Executive Leadership Endowment ensures the school’s ability to retain Executive Directors who will advance its program excellence and international stature.
THE ACORN SOCIETY
If you inform the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship of your intended planned gift, we will invite you to attend special events and receive recognition as a member of the Acorn Society. (Who, more than a woodworker, appreciates that mighty oaks from little acorns grow?) Acorn Society members receive our newsletter, invitations to all exhibitions and events, plus year-end reports from the Executive Director.