Alumni & Friends
Giving to English
Despite the continued challenge of these difficult economic times, you, our alumni and friends, have been incredibly generous this year.
YOU gave over $36,000 to our Strategic and Gift Funds. We use these gifts to enhance the classroom experience for our undergraduates, to support our graduate students, and to retain and recruit the exceptional faculty that make us one of the top English programs in the country.
YOU donated more than $13,000 to the New England Literature Program (NELP) to provide scholarships for students. Many of these gifts were in memory of Walter Clark, who passed away in May 2008.
YOU gave $41,000 to the Bear River Writer’s Conference.
And, YOU continued to support the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) with more than $23,000 in donations.
More than a year ago, Professor Williams taught his last classes at the University of Michigan. His impact, however, will hopefully be felt for many years to come through the encouragement and cultivation of the unique talents that great lecturers bring with them to class. The Department of English Language and Literature has established an annual award to recognize the achievements of faculty in the English Department who reach a broad undergraduate audience with the best that literary study has to offer. Gifts of all sizes can contribute to the success of this fund and to the ongoing excellence in undergraduate teaching at U-M. Since announcing this new giving opportunity last year, YOU have given over $15,000 towards helping us achieve our funding goal of $100,000.
You are the Michigan Difference.
No gift to the Department is too small, and each one contributes to maintaining the standard of excellence that is the Michigan Difference. We thank each one of you—both those who have already given and those who are considering doing so. For more information on giving, please see below: