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 more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Inga Clausing at +39 06-5846-474 or


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 Patron


Corporate Supporter

Credit Suisse
Fondazione Carla Fendi
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
Giorgio Armani
Maire Tecnimont
Maison Valentino
Open Capital Partners
Tommy Hilfiger


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

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.


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

Alumni and Affiliate Groups

The Society of Fellows, which traces its origins to the organization in 1910 of the Association of the Alumni of the American Academy in Rome, is composed of all Rome Prize Fellows. A council elected by the members represents the views of the Society of Fellows in regard to significant concerns of the Academy and serves as a liaison between the Society and the Academy.

Society of Fellows

Dues & Contribute


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.