Recent Grants

Corporate Giving Highlights

In recent years, The New School has secured generous contributions from leading corporations in the United States and abroad. Here are a few of the meaningful projects that our corporate partners have made possible in recent months:

  • LF USA Investments, Inc. (April 2010, two grants totaling $235,000)
    Parsons The New School for Design received these awards in support of two separate scholarship programs. $75,000 was put towards the creation of the LF USA Scholarship Fund for underserved teens enrolled in Parsons’ Pre-College Scholars Program; $160,000 was put towards the creation of the The LF USA Kathy Van Zeeland Scholarship for undergraduate fashion students.
  • AMD Inc./AMD Foundation (April 2010, three grants totaling $192,000)
    These grants to Parsons The New School for Design were used to expand a youth education curriculum called Activate! The curriculum was developed by Parsons Professor Colleen Macklin and aimed at building STEM skills through the process of game design. The funds also enabled a team led by Parsons faculty member Benjamin Bacon to conduct in-school workshops with more than 500 underprivileged migrant youth at Dandelion Middle School in Beijing.

  • Coty, Inc. (February 2010, $25,000)
    This contribution to Parsons The New School for Design helped underwrite a symposium called HeadSpace: On Scent as Design. The event brought together leading scholars, designers, and perfumers to challenge our understanding of scent, transcending boundaries and exploring new territory for design.

  •  International Flavors and Frangrances (January 2010, $30,000)
    This contribution to Parsons The New School for Design helped underwrite a symposium called HeadSpace: On Scent as Design. The event brought together leading scholars, designers, and perfumers to challenge our understanding of scent, transcending boundaries and exploring new territory for design.

  • Nokia Corporation (October 2009, $10,000) 
    This gift was awarded to Parsons The New School for Design to support the research of Professor David Carroll. Professor Carroll’s research is focused on the educational and social possibilities of mobile networks.

 
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