Our Supporters


As an independent charity, we rely on the generosity and commitment of a wide range of supporters so that our teaching can remain accessible to all those with a passion for drawing. 

In addition to those named below, we would like to thank our anonymous donors and those who remembered us with a gift in their Will. 

We owe special thanks to the loyalty of our artistic community, including everyone who waived their course refunds and donated via Just Giving this year.

Founding Patrons

The Annenberg Foundation
Bruce and Martha Karsh
Howard and Nancy Marks 
Sir Michael Moritz and Ms Harriet Heyman
The Monument Trust
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem 

Major Donors

Crankstart 
The Charles Engelhard Foundation 
Handa Foundation 
Ralph Lauren 
Stephen and Christine Schwarzman

Donors

Audrey & Martin D. Gruss 
Thomas and Jeannie Rutherfoord

Scholarship Donors 

The Leverhulme Trust 
The Roden Family Foundation 
The Saven Fund 
Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust 
The Garfield Weston Foundation

Patrons

The Sirdar Aly Aziz 
Lord Brownlow CVO DL 
Don and Jan DeFosset 
Sir Harry Djanogly 
Dunard Fund 
Lonti Ebers and Bruce Flatt
The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation
Mrs Askar Abulkhair and Mr Timur Kuanyshev
Howard and Nancy Marks
The Naughton Foundation
Thomas and Jeannie Rutherfoord
Julia and Hans Rausing
The Saven Fund

Collectors Circle

Sir Francis & The Hon Lady Brooke
Fabian Hielte and Harriet Cobbold Hielte

Supporters

Richard Broyd
The John S Cohen Foundation
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Elkes Family Foundation
The Lord Faringdon Charitable Trust
Hugh Fraser Foundation
The Derek Hill Foundation
The Linder Foundation
The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust
Mickey & Kaya Pohl
Matthew Rice
The Rose Foundation
Soho House


Fundraising regulator
Royal Drawing School is a registered charity in England and Wales 
(No. 1101538)