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.

McKim Meda Gala (Rome) – Corporate Supporters

Each year, the McKim Medal Gala raises funds to enable talented Italian artists and scholars to join the Academy community as Italian Fellows. Since the first McKim Medal Gala in 2005, more than seventy Italian Fellowships have been awarded.

Corporate supporters are key to the success of the McKim Medal Gala and enjoy many benefits, including invitations to exclusive events and special rates for corporate functions at Villa Aurelia.

This year’s gala will be held at the magnificent Villa Aurelia in June and will honor two individuals whose work internationally—most particularly in Italy and in the United States—exemplifies creative and intellectual exchange across the arts, scholarship, language, and culture.

For more information about corporate membership and the McKim Medal Gala, please contact Inga Clausing, AAR development officer, at

Corporate supporters of the 2019 McKim Medal Gala include:

  • Bloomberg
  • Bulgari SpA
  • Citi
  • Credit Suisse
  • Dior
  • Fendi
  • Fondazione Carla Fendi
  • Gagosian
  • Generali
  • Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Gucci
  • Maire Tecnimont SpA
  • Maison Valentino
  • Moncler SpA
  • Open Capital Partners
  • Tommy Hilfiger

Corporate Sponsors

The American Academy in Rome offers a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities for businesses interested in sustaining and promoting programs in the arts and humanities. Sponsorship opportunities at the Academy include public events, conferences, concerts, and exhibitions that take place each year in the United States and Rome. They may also include scholarly resources (such as library, photographic, and archaeological collections), fellowships, and special initiatives.

AAR is grateful to its corporate sponsors for their support of Italian Fellowships.

  • Enel Foundation Italian Fellow in Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture
  • Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT Italian Fellow in Visual Arts
  • Tiffany & Co. Italian Fellow in Design

To discuss corporate sponsorship of our Fellowships, exhibitions, or programs, please contact Elizabeth Harris, AAR acting director of development, at 212-751-7200, ext. 350, or