The Future is Now: School of the Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum and the School would like to thank the following donors for their gifts to support the SMFA:

Gifts to Support Key Priorities at the School

Past SMFA Governor Annette L. Born made a gift to help address critical accessibility issues on the SMFA campus.

MFA Overseer Leigh Bonilla Braude established the Leigh Bonilla Latin American Scholarship Fund to provide scholarship aid to undergraduate and graduate students at the SMFA from Latin American countries.

Past SMFA Governor Joseph S. Freeman and his wife Cynthia; MFA and Past SMFA Trustee Nicholas Greville and his wife Marjorie; and MFA Trustee and Past Chair of the SMFA Board of Trustees and Governors Robert Nagle each made significant unrestricted gifts that provide vital funds during an exciting period of growth and transition at the SMFA.

The SMFA received a generous gift from the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust to increase support of the Loïs Mailou Jones Scholarship Fund. The Fund was established in honor of the internationally acclaimed early graduate of the School, whose work was featured in an eponymous retrospective at the MFA in 2013. This recent gift came from the proceeds of an auction of art by Mailou Jones.

William S. Kaiser, parent of a recent SMFA graduate, made a generous unrestricted gift to the School. This gift follows his previous unrestricted support of campus renovations.

Honorary MFA Trustee and Past Honorary SMFA Governor Sandra Moose and her husband Eric Birch made a gift to support scholarships, a course in entrepreneurship, and the exhibitions and visiting artist programs.

The Amelia Peabody Charitable Foundation provided support for the School’s Building Envelope Project to undertake critical structural maintenance and repair work.

Robert Springborn and his wife Connie, an alumna of the School, established the Springborn Fellows Program. The Springborn Fellowship represents that most prestigious scholarship at the SMFA and provides talented students, regardless of financial background, with resources to fuel their creativity and their education.

An unrestricted bequest from the estate of alumna Nellie L. Taft was designated to the Building Envelope Project.

Amelia Todd endowed a scholarship in memory of her husband, alumnus William T. Todd.

Annual Support

The School continues to receive generous annual gifts through SMFA Medici and the SMFA Fund.


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