There are as many reasons for supporting the Society for Photographic Education as there are supporters. Many patrons appreciate being a part of the legacy and the future of SPE. Some patrons recognize and honor the contributions made by our founders and important figures in the history of photography by making tribute gifts. And others want to give back to the organization that provided the foundation from which their own careers sprang. We thank you all for your generous support of SPE, our growing international community, our mission, and our vision as explorers of "the next."
Your tax-deductible gift helps to ensure the continuation of SPE’s vital community, its programs, and initiatives.
The Annual Fund is a critical financial resource for SPE. It supports a range of operational and programmatic needs. Your gifts help to sustain and grow the organization that has provided more opportunities for photographers, educators, scholars, and students than any photographic membership-based organization in the world since its founding in 1963. SPE is about sustaining relationships through engagement and support—regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Exposure@50! is a year-long celebration campaign leading up to the 50th anniversary of SPE's flagship publication Exposure. The celebration will culminate with special programming at the 57th Annual Conference in Houston, TX (March 5-8, 2020). Your generous contribution will provide the resources needed to digitize and implement a searchable, on-line resource of the entire print production history of Exposure—available to all SPE members and SPE Partners! All gifts designated for Exposure@50! will be credited on the online resource.
Please support SPE, and make a tax-deductible contribution today. Any amount will be gratefully acknowledged and appreciated. And don't forget, your employer may have a Matching Gift Program, so be sure to check with your Human Resources department. It's an easy way to make your gift go even further!
Additional opportunities for you or your business to support the Society for Photographic Education include:
To learn more about any of these options, please call us at 216-622-2733. Of course, we also welcome donations made by phone or in person at SPE's Office.
Academy of Art University
Charles Beseler Company
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Savannah College of Art and Design
Become an SPE Partner
The SPE Partners program offers three packages which provide flexible opportunities for schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to subsidize faculty, staff, students, and broader community participation in SPE.
Exhibit with SPE!
Learn more about sponsor & exhibitor opportunities for the 56th Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH!