Support Us

Revenue from The Alpha Workshops’ design studios covers 50% of the costs of our educational programs, but we still rely on the generosity of friends, colleagues, and enlightened institutions to fund the balance of our operating costs. Each donation makes a very real difference in people’s lives.

The Alpha Workshops is 501(c)(3) non-profit and all gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. There are many different ways to help: honorary gifts, Alpha Angels, event sponsorships, contributions to The Jamie Drake Scholarship Fund, gifts in-kind, volunteerism, and specifying or purchasing Alpha product for an interior project.

$25 = one Basic Trainee’s weekly lunch stipend
$50 = one tool kit for a Basic Trainee
$100 = 200 yards of coated paper for our wallpapers
$250 = one field trip to a museum, historic house, or design show for 10 trainees
$500 = 10 gallons of paint
$1,200 = an artist’s monthly health insurance
$2,500 = one month’s rent for our Basic Training Classroom
$5,000 = materials and staffing costs for an off-site team on a renovation project
$10,000 = the salary of one entry-level part-time decorative artist in our studio

To make a donation online, simply click on any DONATE NOW button.

To make a donation in cryptocurrency, please CLICK HERE.



The Jamie Drake Scholarship Fund enables qualified, eligible individuals to enroll in the Alpha Workshops Studio School regardless of their ability to receive government-funded tuition assistance. The Jamie Drake Scholarship Fund replaces state revenue permanently lost during the recession. The Fund provides full tuition support to twenty students each year. Scholarship students benefit from both the Introduction to Decorative Arts and the Advanced Decorative Arts Techniques courses.

To make a donation directly towards The Jamie Drake Scholarship Fund, please CLICK HERE.


Alpha gladly accepts donations in the name of friends, family members, or loved ones no longer here. We also welcome gifts given in honor of joyous occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries.


The Alpha Workshops gratefully works with volunteers who would like to help with event staffing, mailings, deliveries, and other office duties. If you are interested in volunteering at The Alpha Workshops, call 212-594-7320 or email


The Alpha Workshops gratefully accepts donations of:

  • New educational materials – paint, primers, paper, paintbrushes, metal leaf, plaster, design books
  • Tickets to showhouses, museums, and historic houses for educational site visits
  • New or refurbished office technology – computers, scanners, digital camera equipment
  • Pro-bono services such as catering, advertising, videography, and event photography
  • Items for Alpha’s annual live auction

Fully tax-deductible, in-kind donations receive acknowledgement through our website, blog posts, or newsletters. To submit an in-kind donation, please contact us at 212-594-7320 or Due to space limitations, we may not be able to accept every item.