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 60th Street, New York, NY 10022.

Gifts of Securities

Donors wishing to make a stock gift are asked to contact: Elizabeth Harris, AAR associate director of development, individual giving, and board relations, at 212-751-7200, ext. 350, or

Join / Renew

Join the American Academy in Rome community by becoming a Friend of the Academy in Italy. By becoming a Friend you will be included in the academic, artistic, and social life of the Academy and provide much needed financial support to this American institution in Rome.


2019 New York Gala

The 2019 New York Gala, celebrating the American Academy in Rome’s 125th anniversary, will take place on Wednesday, November 6 at Cipriani, located at 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

Tickets are now available. Purchase now!

Learn more about our Gala ticket and table benefits.

The deadline to be listed on the Host Committee is August 22, 2019.

For more information please contact Wendy Fisher, AAR senior manager of development, special events, at 212-751-7200, ext. 352, or

Planned Giving

The McKim & Morgan Society is named for Charles Follen McKim and J. Pierpont Morgan, founders of the American Academy in Rome. Their visionary leadership created the Academy, located it on the highest hill within the ancient walls in Rome, and began the endowment that established the Academy and helped to assure its permanence.

The McKim & Morgan Society is comprised of individuals who have made a commitment to the future of the American Academy in Rome by including the Academy in their estate plans, and have provided gift documentation to the Academy. Members include those who have written a charitable gift to the Academy by bequest, made a life income arrangement for the benefit of the Academy, or named the Academy as beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.

For estate planning in Italy and membership in the McKim & Morgan Society, please contact:

Elizabeth Harris
Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving, and Board Relations
American Academy in Rome
7 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022-1001
212-751-7200, ext. 350
Fax: 212-751-7220


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.