Support the College

Private contributions are critical to the College’s continued excellence and have a major impact on the University and the education of our students. Endowments allow the College to recruit distinguished scholars and provide support for their research and academic activities.
Major endowments have included:
Private contributions also support student fellowships, enabling the College to recruit and support exceptional graduate and undergraduate students.
Gifts for student fellowships have included:
  • A $500,000 gift from Sara Miller McCune and SAGE Publications to endow the position of Dean of Social Sciences. Dean Melvin L. Oliver, the first SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences, dedicated endowment proceeds for outstanding underrepresented doctoral students.

  • A $1.75 million gift from John and Judy Arnhold that helped establish the Arnhold Endowment for Excellence in English, designed to fund courses, projects, and programs that support the undergraduate research experience, graduate student training, postdoctoral teaching fellows, and curricular advancements