SCAD 2010 IRS form 990

What does $5,473,812 in legal fees buy you?

SCAD 2010 IRS form 990
SCAD 2010 IRS form 990

According to IRS form 990 (2010 tax year), SCAD paid over 5 million (USD) in legal fees. What is going on here? Our crack team of investigative reporters are on the case. We suspect that perhaps the legal bills relate to activity in Hong Kong. Hyacinth Bucket, SCAD’s newly appointed director of public relations, told SCAD Secrets “We are currently reviewing some rather lovely travel brochures from the QEII and as such do not have the time to comment on such a frivolous matters.”

SCAD Director of Public Relations, Hyacinth Bucket

We at SCAD Secrets were curious how much money other privately held art schools spend on their lawyers, so we headed over to and ran a quick search (it is a free service). RISD spent around 800k on construction, 300k on computer services and 500k on financial services, MICA spent 2 million on food service (boy do MICA students eat a ton!). Bottom line, neither school spent enough on legal fees to list them on the IRS 990 form. 

Take a look for yourself at,who said tax returns were not fun to read—especially when they are not yours!

Dear Leader addressed concerns over the release of SCAD’s tax returns from her porch at the Landings stating: “The highest and best use of a front porch is to enable and encourage the art of conversation. We entertain ourselves with stories on the porch. We invite people in. We sit. We visit.”

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RISD 2010 IRS 990 Form
MICA 2010 IRS 990 FORM