Give now to Seattle Central's Apparel Design & Development program

Apparel Design Students

About the program

It's not easy running one of the nation's premier apparel design programs, especially if you're a community college like Seattle Central, committed to keeping tuition low. For years, revenues from other Central programs helped subsidize costlier offerings like AD&D. But — at Central and community colleges nationwide — the pandemic crushed enrollment and pressured budgets. Earlier in 2022, there was even talk that AD&D might need to close.

Happily, recognizing that AD&D is a treasure not easily replaced, the community mobilized to help. Legislators are looking into added funding. Industry is organizing and contributing support. Individuals are generously giving, whether because they're AD&D alums or simply because they want to support creative expression that has practical impact on each of our everyday lives.   

Right now, the Donald Family Foundation has put up an extraordinary $300K matching grant to help stitch together a more secure future for AD&D. Your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar! 

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The Seattle Colleges Foundation

All gifts are processed by the Seattle Colleges Foundation (SCF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is helping donors discover and invest in quality programs, teaching excellence, and student success at the three Seattle Colleges (North Seattle, South Seattle, and Seattle Central). A small management fee on each gift helps SCF carry out its work. SCF does not sell, trade, or share donor information with any other organization.


If you have questions about your gift, please contact or call 206/934.5491.

Learn more about the School of Apparel Design & Development.