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The Annual Fund

When you give to this fund, you participate directly in NYSID’s mission of training the next generation of visionary designers. Your donations support targeted initiatives that expand the College and push the field of interior design forward. Your unrestricted support enables the College to provide the environment and resources necessary for students’ development, growth, and learning. Make a gift to the annual fund.

Alumni Scholarship Fund

Each year graduates of the New York School of Interior Design come together to support the Alumni Scholars Fund. Through their gifts large and small these generous alumni make it possible for aspiring designers to pursue their studies at NYSID and follow them into exciting and rewarding careers. In so doing they are also investing in the future of the College and the profession. Make a gift to the Alumni Scholarship Fund.

NYSID Centennial Scholarship

Trustees and friends of the New York School of Interior Design College created the NYSID Centennial Scholarship Fund to celebrate 100 years of educating aspiring and working designers and to renew their commitment to the field of interior design. We invite NYSID friends, colleagues, partners in many initiatives and design aficionados to join us in support generations of students to come. Make a gift to the Centennial Scholarship.

Friends of NYSID Library

Alumni and other designers as well as aficionados of interior design are welcome to join the Friends of NYSID Library.  The members come together twice a year for programs and unique events that provide behind the scene views of such issues as collection, library design and innovation.  Friends’ membership dues and donations together with their in-kind contributions of books, photographs, materials and archives strengthen the NYSID library and the resources and services it offers students, faculty, other designers and researchers and the Friends themselves as library privileges are a benefit of annual membership. Become a Friend of the NYSID Library.

The Travel Abroad Fund

The Robert Herring Travel Prize is an award that is given out annually at commencement. Each year, students apply with carefully considered itineraries and study plans. The award enables a gifted student to internalize lessons about design one can only learn from experiencing a foreign country. Winners report that the knowledge they take from their travels shapes their thinking throughout their design careers.  The award was initiated by family, friends, and students of alumnus Joseph Roman (1953) and longtime NYSID instructor Robert Herring. Its continuation is made possible by the support of NYSID’s friends committed to the importance of international study. Learn more about the Robert Herring Travel Prize.

Sheila Chapline Scholarship Fund

Alumna Sheila Chapline was a member of the NYSID administrative staff for 45 years  over this time as head of the home study course, lecturer in color, registrar, career counselor and events planner.  The Sheila Chapline Scholarship is awarded to students in honor of her outstanding service and to encourage the study of interior design. Make a gift to the Sheila Chapline Scholarship Fund.


Donations of goods and services help NYSID provide our students with invaluable resources. NYSID makes efficient use of professional services, textiles, furnishings and other gifts. For example, donated manufacturer’s samples are catalogued and made available to students for use in class projects. The educational impact of these gifts is immeasurable.

Corporate Partnership

NYSID offers exciting, tailored sponsorship opportunities for companies. Options include sponsoring public programs and exhibitions, developing specialized scholarships, funding design contests, and naming facilities. We’ll develop a plan that reinforces our mutual values and missions.  

Named Gifts

Leave a lasting mark on the College, while providing NYSID with the resources to educate designers for generations to come.  Naming opportunities include scholarship funds; academic posts to honor distinguished faculty members; and capital projects and classrooms. Please see Plan a Gift for more information.

To inquire about these and other giving opportunities, contact:

Joy Cooper
Director of Development
212-472-1500 ext. 430

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