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 during the pandemic.

Founding Patrons

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

Major Donors

The Charles Engelhard Foundation
Austin and Gabriela Hearst Foundation
Ralph Lauren
Rothschild Foundation
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, GROW @ Annenberg
The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund
Van Cleef & Arpels


Clore Duffield Foundation
Audrey and Martin D. Gruss
The Linbury Trust
Thomas and Jeannie Rutherfoord
The Garfield Weston Foundation


Deborah and Gabriel Brener
The Fiszel Family Foundation
Carol and Murray Grigor
John and Lisa Grotts
Marigay McKee MBE and Frederic Powers
The Naughton Foundation
Mickey and Kaya Pohl
Julia and Hans Rausing
The Roden Family Foundation
Lysa and Greg Rohan
The Saven Fund
Elizabeth Segerstrom
Elizabeth and Johan Sorensen
Marvelle Sullivan and Serge Azria
Terry and Bente Wise


Elizabeth Belfer
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Sir Francis and Lady Brooke
Richard Broyd
The John S Cohen Foundation
David Dawson
Gallery 3812 and Mr Raymond Fung
Michael and Carolyn Goldhill
Fabian Hielte and Harriet Cobbold Hielte
The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation
The Derek Hill Foundation
The Leverhulme Trust
The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation
John Maynard
PF Charitable Trust
The Radcliffe Trust
Lady R Foundation

Fundraising regulator

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