Support black women architecture students!

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African American women are hugely underrepresented in architecture--just 0.4 percent, 502 black women, are licensed architects in the U.S.

We're fundraising to create a scholarship specifically for black women architecture students through the Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship Fund.

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$25,000 will fund 1 Diversity Advancement Scholarship
$50,000 will fund 2 Diversity Advancement Scholarships
$75,000 will fund 3 Diversity Advancement Scholarships
$100,000 will fund 4 Diversity Advancement Scholarships
$125,000 will fund 5 Diversity Advancement Scholarships
$150,000 will fully endow 1 Diversity Advancement Scholarship in perpetuity

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The Architects Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 59-3819154. Learn more about the Architects Foundation at

This fund was formerly named in memory of Desiree V. Cooper, AIA. Donors who would like to give in her memory can give here.

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