A Tradition of Community
CAA students, parents and alumni agree: While artistic talent and ambition are the common characteristics of our students, it is the unique sense of partnership between all those involved in CAA’s vibrant and diverse community that sets the school apart.
For over 30 years, CAA has drawn talented students to Chicago to study the arts in a dynamic, metropolitan setting. With the support of families, friends and neighbors, CAA has created an environment that nurtures aspiring artists at the highest levels of achievement.
Kathryn Baltensperger, Director of Development
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Martin Grochala, Director of Institutional Advancement
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The Annual Fund supports numerous areas critical to CAA’s operations. Tuition covers approximately 77% of our expenses, with the remainder met through other revenues.
Gifts to the Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund
CAA strives to attract a diverse student body and provide arts instruction to those without access, particularly students from numerous metropolitan communities where arts programming is limited. Tuition for the current school year is $22,105—an amount prohibitive to many prospective students. When awarding financial aid or merit scholarships, a student’s full financial commitment to attend CAA is considered, including additional costs ranging from book purchase or rental, commuting expense, dancewear, private voice or instrument lessons, drawing/painting materials, etc. Scholarship support through the Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund provides over $1,000,000 in scholarship awards to CAA students based on both need and artistic merit.
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Endowment contributions today are the foundation of a strong and stable future. An endowment gift remains intact for perpetuity, while the interest generated from the gift supports academic programming, teacher salaries and scholarships.
Gifts of all amounts may be made to CAA’s Scholarship Endowment Fund. Named scholarships or other named endowed gifts are only accepted in the amount of $100,000 or more. CAA will invest the gift, according to investment policy, and, each year, award scholarships amounting to five percent of the principal, reinvesting the balance of any earned interest. Named scholarships may be restricted to students within a particular arts discipline, but general scholarships allow CAA the flexibility to serve the needs of students as they change from year-to-year.
Brian Edward Vogel Scholarship Endowment
Through the generosity of the Vogel Family, and many friends, a scholarship endowment has been established in memory of Brian Edward Vogel (Music, Class of '93). When Brian passed away in 2001, the Vogels began a scholarship fund that, over ten years, has helped three students make their way into the world through CAA. Now, on Brian's tenth anniversary, the Vogel's recommitted themselves to scholarship support by creating this scholarship endowment. Support from the Vogel Endowment will go to support a student facing significant barriers in their education, barriers that can be overcome through the care and attention of the exceptional teachers and arts environment at CAA.
For more information about Endowment Gifts, contact: Martin Grochala, Director of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com.
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A "planned gift" is a charitable donation strategy that is designed to be beneficial to everyone involved - a nonprofit organization, donors, and donors' heirs. A planned gift can take many forms, including a bequest in a will, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, life insurance, and retirement/IRA gift. Each form of planned giving has unique benefits. By supporting the school through a planned gift, you can ensure that CAA will have the resources to support future generations of students and continue to growth its successful model for arts education.