Women-Owned Design Practices
Women-Owned Design Practices 's Fundraiser

Increase the number of Black women in architecture

Support the Desiree V. Cooper Memorial Fund Today

$18,783 towards $36,400

Black women are hugely underrepresented in architecture--just 0.3 percent (fewer than 500) are licensed architects in the U.S.

The Architects Foundation is creating a scholarship specifically for Black Women earning their degree in Architecture. Desiree was a DC-area architect who tragically passed in 2015. Help us celebrate her memory by creating a pathway to equity in architecture. Every dollar you donate through this page will be matched by one of our design firm partners.

Please consider joining us in fundraising for this cause. Your contribution is tax-deductible and goes straight to the foundation. You'll receive a receipt shortly after donating. Our partners will be matching donations up to $18,200. Together, we could raise $36,400.

$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

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

Special Thanks to our Matching Partners:

Alda Ly Architecture; Agency—Agency; Atelier Cho Thompson; ARA-la Studio; Besler & Sons; Bestor Architecture; Bryony Roberts Studio; Bunch Design; Claret-Cup; Curious Minds Los Angeles; Dash Marshall; Design, Bitches; DOSU Studio Architecture; EEK Studio; Emily Farnham Architecture; French 2D; Future Firm; HYCARCH; JaJa Co; Jennifer Bonner / MALL; MILLIØNS; Nandemo Design; Nwankpa Design; Nicole Huang Design; Norman Kelley; Now Here; ORA; Sarah Jacoby Architect; Shin Shin Architecture; Slash Projects; Social Studies Projects; Spinagu; Studio Fōr; Tangible Design; TAP Studio; THIS X THAT; Vertebrae Architecture and Design; VIF Studio; Welcome Projects; WROAD