Artwork by Suzanne Borderies, A&F Helen Carr Memorial award
Artwork by Suzanne Borderies, Recipient of A&F Helen Carr Memorial Award

Founded in 1983, Alumni & Friends’ mission is to raise funds to enhance the world-class arts education at LaGuardia by providing financial support to each studio; to ensure that all students, regardless of family income, can successfully pursue their talents through our award and scholarship programs; and to keep alumni connected with each other and the school. See the many programs A&F supports

Funds for LaGuardia and its students come from A&F’s $5.7 million endowment, created by generous donors. Proceeds from this endowment provide $350,000 in annual funding. A&F’s goal is to grow this endowment to provide even more assistance, particularly as the school faces further budget cuts and its needs are greater than ever.

Please consider a donation to help support today’s students! 

A&F Gospel Chorus Reunion Concert 2016
Alumni & Friends’ 2016 Gospel Chorus Reunion Concert, Photo by Joshua Kelley-Kapaj


LaGuardia Master Class with Ben Stiller
Master Class with Ben Stiller