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Annual Fund

Contributions to the Annual Fund provide critical unrestricted operating support to the Academy, providing artists and scholars with intellectual and artistic freedom and fostering interdisciplinary exchange.

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Support the Academy’s community of artists and scholars with a membership in one of our groups in the United States or Italy.

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Ways to Give

There are various ways you can support the important work of the American Academy in Rome.

Support - Planned Giving - 2021

Planned Giving

The McKim & Morgan Society, part of AAR’s initiatives for planned giving, is comprised of individuals who have made a commitment to Academy’s future by including the institution in their estate plans. 

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McKim Medal Gala

The American Academy in Rome will host the next McKim Medal Gala on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

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New York Gala

The American Academy in Rome hosted its New York Gala on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Cipriani 25 Broadway.

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AAR offers a diverse range of partnership opportunities for corporations that wish to align their brand with one of the most prestigious American academic institutions in Europe.

Support - Member Institutions

Member Institutions

AAR has initiated a membership program for arts and cultural organizations as well as academic institutions. The benefits of membership include Affiliated Fellowships at the Academy.