CGC Donates Gift To Ringling College Students

Posted on 9/10/2020

Ringling College of Art and Design recently received a gift in the form of a scholarship donation from Certified Guaranty Company (CGC). The donation of $25,000 will provide funding for two Ringling students from underrepresented communities and is also the first donation of its kind for CGC.

CGC is the world’s leading third-party grading service for comic books, trading cards, magazines, and related collectibles. It is one of seven companies that are part of the Certified Collectibles Group (CCG), which is headquartered in Sarasota-Bradenton’s Lakewood Ranch area. For more than 30 years, the CCG companies have focused on the expert and impartial authentication, grading, and conservation of collectibles, and today operate on a global scale.

“We’ve had the great fortune to be a part of a comic book industry that has been fueled by the creative brilliance of illustrators and writers,” said Mark Salzberg, Chairman of CGC. “Starting the CGC Scholarship Fund at a world-class institution like Ringling, which is right here in our backyard, is a way for us to give back and make a difference in the lives of young creators.”

Student scholarships are always important, but have proven to be critical this year.

"CGC understands the value and power of creativity, and we are so excited about our new relationship with them," said Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design. "With scholarships being our greatest need, we are so thankful to CGC for its support of our students, and look forward to deepening our friendship."

For more information about giving to Ringling College, please contact the Ringling College Office for Advancement, at or visit

About Ringling College of Art and Design
Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. For more information, please visit

Chelsea Garner-Ferris
Editorial Manager
Ringling College of Art and Design
Tel: (941) 309 4098

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