2018 Support Opportunities

Books for the Library

The Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library is a treasured resource for scholars working in Rome and is home to 160,000 volumes in the fields of classical studies and the history of Italian art and architecture. Help enrich and expand this collection for Fellows and the public.

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Internships for Young Chefs

Founded by Alice Waters, the AAR’s Rome Sustainable Food Project is both a production and teaching kitchen. The RSFP internship teaches emerging chefs about Roman cuisine and running a sustainable kitchen. Support the education of a RSFP intern and foster the next generation of American chefs inspired by the Italian tradition.

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A Greener Academy

Propel the AAR on its path to environmental sustainability by supporting our green initiatives. We are working on solar panels to capture the abundant Roman sunlight, updating light fixtures with energy efficient LED bulbs, and zoned heating and hot water for more intelligent usage in our historic McKim, Mead & White building.

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Collaborative Projects

Foster the surprising, cross-disciplinary special projects that emerge as a result of our Fellows’ time in Rome. Your gift will provide opportunities for Fellows to intersect with Rome and with each other in unexpected ways.

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2019 McKim Medal Gala

The American Academy in Rome honors Paola Antonelli and Luca Guadagnino.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7:30 PM

Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1
00153 Rome

The McKim Medal Gala in Rome honors individuals whose work internationally—especially in Italy and in the United States—has contributed significantly to the arts and humanities, and whose life exemplifies creative and intellectual exchange across the arts, scholarship, language, and culture. Proceeds support the American Academy in Rome’s efforts to foster interdisciplinary exchange among Italian and American artists and scholars within an exceptional global community. The Fellowship program enables talented Italians and Americans to pursue their work in an intellectually stimulating environment, and to contribute to evolving international discourse and interdisciplinary exchange through their participation in Academy programs such as concerts, lectures, readings, and exhibitions.

For information, please contact Inga Clausing at +39 06-5846-474 or write to

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Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
Luca Guadagnino, Director, Screenwriter, and Producer

Dinner Chair

Maria Teresa Venturini Fendi

Honorary Dinner Chairs

Mrs. Lewis M. Eisenberg
Ginevra Elkann Gaetani

Founding Dinner Chair

Verdella Caracciolo de Benedictis

Dinner Committee

Alessia Antinori
Raffaella Banchero
Mercedes T. Bass
Gabriella Bassatne
Cynthia Beck
Thomas Blount
Beatrice Bulgari
Marella Caracciolo Chia
Jacaranda Caracciolo Falck
Laura Cibrario Franzan
Inga Clausing
Noemia D’Amico
Suzanne Deal Booth
Delfina Delettrez Fendi
Elena Di Giovanni
Andrea Donzelli
Paola Gaetani d’Aragona
Francesco Gianni
Valeria Giuliani
Eugenio Grippo
Pepi Marchetti Franchi
Margherita Marenghi Vaselli
Alessia Margiotta Broglio
Nancy Novogrod
Martine Orsini
Diamara Parodi Delfino
Mirella Petteni Haggiag
Diana Picasso
Antonella Rodriguez Boccanelli
Ines Torlonia Theodoli Clarke
Soledad Twombly
Osanna Visconti di Modrone
Mafalda von Hessen
Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Corporate Supporter

Credit Suisse
Fondazione Carla Fendi
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
Maison Valentino


The American Academy in Rome is a private institution supported by gifts, grants, and membership fees of individuals, foundations, corporations, and leading colleges, universities, and arts and cultural organizations.

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.

Gifts of $1,000 and over will be recognized in AAR Magazine.

Gifts of Cash

Checks made payable to the American Academy in Rome may be mailed to: American Academy in Rome, 7 East 60 Street, New York, NY 10022.

Gifts of Securities

Donors wishing to make a stock gift are asked to contact: Elizabeth Harris, Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving, and Board Relations, at 212-751-7200, ext. 350 or

Iscriviti / Rinnova

Join the Friends of the Academy and become part of the American Academy in Rome, one of the leading American overseas centers for independent research in the arts and humanities.

For more than 117 years the Academy has offered time, support, and an inspiring environment to some of America's most gifted artists and scholars. Many Academy fellows and residents have had a significant influence in the worlds of art, music, culture, literature, scholarship, and education.

Friends will receive news of the Academy and its fellows, programs and events. Membership dues support the Academy's on-going operations, including the annual Rome Prize competition, programs, and residential life, and the Academy's buildings and grounds.

Please join us today. The support of Academy Friends is more important than ever.

La Società McKim & Morgan

La Società McKim & Morgan (“McKim & Morgan Society”) trae il suo nome da Charles Follen McKim e da John Pierpoint Morgan, fondatori dell’American Academy in Rome. La loro capacità di guida e lo spirito visionario crearono l’Accademia, collocandola sulla maggiore altura di Roma entro le mura, e diedero vita al fondo iniziale dell’Accademia, curandone la permanenza e la crescita future.

La Società McKim & Morgan è costituita da persone che si impegnano per il futuro dell’American Academy in Rome, inserendola tra gli eredi testamentari, e che hanno prodotto la documentazione di una donazione ad essa indirizzata. La Società riunisce quanti hanno dato disposizione scritta di un lascito o di una rendita vitalizia a favore dell’Accademia, o che l’hanno inserita tra i beneficiari di un fondo pensionistico o di un’assicurazione sulla vita.

Per informazioni sull’iscrizione all Società McKim & Morgan si prega di contattare::

Jennifer Dudley Argueta
Associate Director of Development
American Academy in Rome
7 East 60 Street
New York, New York
212-751-7200 Ext. 350
Fax. 212-751-7220

Società dei Borsisti

La Società dei Borsisti (“Society of Fellows”), che trae origine dall’istituzione, nel 1910, dell’Associazione degli ex allievi dell’American Academy in Rome (“Association of the Alumni of the American Academy in Rome”), riunisce tutti coloro che hanno vinto il Rome Prize. Un comitato eletto dai membri si fa portavoce del punto di vista della Società dei Borsisti su aspetti importanti che riguardano l’Accademia garantendo un collegamento efficace tra le due istituzioni.


Corporate support is vital to the American Academy in Rome’s mission of advancing the arts and humanities. The American Academy in Rome invites the support of corporations who wish to contribute to the Academy’s Fellowships, program of events, scholarly resources, and operations.