SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
Humanities scholars seek to answer fundamental human questions. They clarify our histories, deepen our imaginations, sharpen our logical and ethical tools and offer a gateway to a diverse and interconnected world. Critical thinking, storytelling, ethics and human understanding: These are the foundations of the humanities, essential to meeting the grand challenges of our time. UCI's School of Humanities is a leader nationally and internationally. Our students learn from some of the most renowned scholarly and creative experts in the humanities across the globe. With your support, we will make an even bigger impact.
Executive Director of Advancement
RESEARCH WITH A HUMAN CENTER
Every day we hear of new advances in science and technology. Unfortunately, we hear far less about the implications and impacts of these advances. The humanities help us find our human center, inspiring conversations that matter about our shared future. UCI Humanities is dedicated to providing the space, the UCI Humanities Center, where these crucial discussions can take place.
Adria Imada, professor of history, teaches an introduction to medical humanities course where narratives of pain are discussed.
EMPOWERING THE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF RESEARCHERS AND TEACHERS
While humanities disciplines are as diverse as the human experience itself, every humanities graduate student pursues deep, new knowledge essential to our world's future. Humanities graduate students need support to pursue the innovative, human-centered research that will allow them to address our world's challenges for years to come. You can make a transformative impact on the future of knowledge by investing in UCI Humanities graduate students.
Daniella McCahey, Ph.D. student in history, interned with the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana thanks to donor support.
LEARNING THROUGH EXPERIENCE: ENRICHING UNDERGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES
In our classrooms, students grow as thinkers and scholars in their chosen fields. Learning experiences beyond the classroom take students to the next level. This includes experiences like internships, mentored research, study abroad, workshops and training in professionally valuable skills, conversations with creators and scholars and so much more. With your support, every student can have access to these transformational experiences.
Funded by donor support, art history professor James Nisbet led 25 students on a 1,900-mile desert-art field trip across three states.
UCI FRIENDS OF HUMANITIES
Make a gift today to support UCI Humanities
Thank you for considering a gift to UCI School of Humanities! Your support is crucial to the continued success of UCI Humanities, our students, and our faculty. Our mission is to clarify our histories, deepen our imagination, sharpen our logical and critical tools, and open vistas on the cultural diversity of our shared world. UCI’s School of Humanities is uniquely positioned to make a lasting impact as we engage with the momentous issues of our time. However, only with your support can we realize our full potential. Please join us as we explore big questions and ideas that matter.
Your philanthropy makes a positive difference to our students, faculty, and the community. Your membership in the Friends of Humanities will help us meet the greatest needs of our School, supporting promising
students and talented faculty and creating public impact. Scholarships, education abroad, and experiential learning for our undergraduates; summer research funds for graduate students; and public lectures which
bring engaging and insightful speakers from around the globe to our campus to share their expertise – these are made possible with support of our philanthropic community.
The Friends of Humanities annual membership recognizes the extraordinary generosity of alumni, friends, faculty, and staff who make unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more to the School in one twelve-month period. All gifts, matching gifts, pledges and pledge payments count towards membership. Members receive invitations to a variety of special events including our annual donor recognition ceremony and more. Members know their generosity has a direct, positive influence on the phenomenal faculty and students of UCI Humanities.
If you would like to make a larger impact, please consider pledging your support with a 5-year commitment. Your multi-year pledge allows the school to make long-term plans with increased financial security.
Thank you for your support!
Friends of Humanities Giving Levels
At this level, your gift can support an undergraduate student’s experiential learning opportunity. These can be life-changing for a college student.
*If you graduated within the past 5 years, we invite you to join with a gift of $250 or more.
• Recognition on the UCI School of Humanities website and annual report
|At this level, your gift can support an undergraduate summer internship through Humanities Out There. Internships make a tremendous difference in a student’s understanding of career options, while building their professional network and resume.|| • All courtesies listed above +|
• Invitations to exclusive events with school leadership and faculty, including priority seating when
• Daily parking permit up to 2 per year
|At this level, your gift can support a summer research opportunity for a graduate student, helping them accelerate their time to graduation while providing career-enhancing experiences.||• All courtesies listed above +
• UCI Humanities private dinner after select event with keynote speaker and the Dean
• Daily parking permit up to 4 times per year
|Your gift allows us to invite a renowned speaker to campus, which provides students and the broader community with new perspectives from important voices throughout the world.||• All courtesies listed above +
• Exclusive event/reception at a private home with the Dean
• Daily parking permit up to 6 times per year
|Your gift allows the School of Humanities to offer competitive fellowships to incoming and continuing graduate students. UCI Humanities competes with the top universities in the nation, many of which have much larger endowments. For the many graduate students whose first choice is UCI, a competitive financial package allows them to attend UCI. Attracting the best graduate students also improves the UCI experience for our faculty, increasing retention in some cases.||• All courtesies listed above +
• Recognition on Humanities Gateway Donor Wall
• Daily parking permit up to 8 times per year