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We Study a Changing World . . . Your Gift Helps

The Humanities Center promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, public programs, and community engagement in the arts and humanities. Each year, we support hundreds of Miami faculty and students engaged in research, curricular innovation, and public outreach. This support comes entirely from grants and donations by our loyal Friends of the Humanities.

Your gift helps us fund humanities labs, research apprenticeships, public lectures, symposia, conferences, and performances by visiting writers and artists. Learn more about our work in this annual report. Please consider a gift of any size. Even small gifts are a meaningful sign of your support for our mission.  

All gifts are tax deductible and count towards the university’s campaign.

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Ways to Give

Annual Gifts

Provide support for programs in faculty and student research, visiting scholars and artists, workshops, and community outreach.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Recognize an individual, organization, or cause by funding a program, scholarship, or annual event, such as a memorial lecture.

Endowments and Planned Gifts

Provide lasting support for the Humanities Center and its programs and initatives for the next generation of Miamians.

Contributing to the Center

Online

It only takes a minute through our secure site.

Mail

Write a check payable to the Miami Univeristy Foundation with "Humanities Center" in the memo line and mail to: 
The Miami University Humanities Center
c/o Miami University Foundation
725 E. Chestnut Street
Oxford, OH 45056.

Transfer, plan, or pledge

Please contact Evan Lichtenstein in University Advancement to discuss planned gifts, stock transfers, or pledges.

Suggestions for Contributions  

Support a Student Research Apprentice

$50 supports a student apprentice for a day of research or service with a faculty member.

Support a Collaborative Seminar

$100 allows us to host a faculty-student seminar or workshop.

Sponsor a Public Event

$200 provides one virtual speaker fee or matching award for a department-invited artist or lecturer.

Underwrite a Lecture Series for Alumni

$2,000 allows us to offer an online class for Miami alumni.

Launch a Humanities Lab

$10,000 allows the creation of a year-long Lab where Miami students develop practical skills while bringing vital humanities knowledge to the community.

Endow a Program

  • Endow an annual lecture or series.
  • Create a rotating public humanities professorship that allows distinguished faculty to launch transformative public projects.
  • Provide continuing support for the Apprenticeship or Humanities Lab Program.
  • Endow the Humanities Center.
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In 2015, the Humanities Center won a prestigious $500,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Friends of the Humanities met the challenge with gifts of $1.5 million. This endowment created three new programs for today's Miami students.
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