Be a part of the stories that drive change and change lives.

A young girl rests her hands on a desk, looking into the camera.
Jenabu, 13, waits for her teacher to arrive at a small school in a village in Guinea Bissau, West Africa. Photo by 2000 Alexia professional grant winner Ami Vitale.

Your contribution to The Alexia is an investment in the work of established professionals and promising students who create powerful visual storytelling in pursuit of cultural understanding, social justice and peace.

By giving today, you can help be the catalyst for positive social change.

To make a donation via our website, please follow the steps below.

  1. Go to
  2. Select “Give” at the top right on the home page.
  3. On the page that follows, select “Choose another Newhouse Program or Department Fund” and wait a few seconds for the popup window.
  4. In the popup window, scroll to Other Funds, where you now will see two Alexia options:
    a. The Alexia Fund, a general account for various initiatives, including exhibitions and speakers.
    b. The Alexia Tsairis Competition Grants Fund, an account specifically for the annual competition, including operational costs and grant prizes.
  5. After selecting your desired fund, click the orange “Continue” button.
  6. Fill in the rest of the requested information, including payment method.
  7. The final window will allow you to review your information. Please be sure to click the orange “Submit” button at the bottom of the page to complete your donation.

If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Syracuse University, and on the memo line or in a note, please indicate to which Alexia fund you are contributing. Syracuse University is a 501(c)(3) organization, so as always, your gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Checks should be sent in care of the following:

Jodie M. Ralston
Executive Director, Advancement Services
Advancement and External Affairs 
Syracuse University
640 Skytop Road, Room 240
Syracuse, NY 13244-5160

Additionally, if you are interested in supporting The Alexia with a deferred gift, whether through your estate plans, life insurance or retirement accounts and would like more information on how to do that and the tax advantages involved, please contact Senior Director of Development Ed Gorham at or at 315-443-4926. 

The Internal Revenue Service has determined Syracuse University to be a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.