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Annual Fund Giving

Annual fund contributions play a critical role in supporting selected activities and programs. The Department gratefully accepts contributions to three accounts.

Strategic Fund (308224). Contributions support short-term projects with a focus on undergraduate activities, such as funding for undergraduate philosophy clubs and to help students meet the cost of participation in undergraduate philosophy conferences. Those giving up to $250 might consider the Strategic Fund.

Sustaining Fund (362222). Contributions combine to underwrite long-term projects, for example, to establish special graduate student fellowships, to foster activities enriching graduate education, or to promote undergraduate curricular innovation. Those giving $250 or more might consider the Sustaining Fund.

Tanner Library Fund (366095). Contributions fund the acquisition of a selection of journals and more than one hundred monographs each year. The Library's non-circulating collection is available to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates, as well as the broader philosophical community.

Program in Philosophy, Politics & Economics Strategic Fund (321156). Contributions will be used at the discretion of the chair and director of PPE, with priority given to extra-curricular enhancements to the PPE undergraduate program.

Ilene Goldman Block Memorial Fund in Philosophy (323749). In honor of Ilene, this Fund aims to enhance undergraduate students’experiences (especially those who may be underrepresented in philosophy) by supporting conference attendance, research-related travel, hosting guest speakers, special events, etc.

Louis E. Loeb Fund for the History of Philosophy (798580). This fund honors Professor Louis Loeb, who has shared his expertise in the History of Philosophy as a teacher/scholar. Contributions are used to provide resources for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty, including awards for papers and support for graduate student research.

Remembering Candace Bolter (309376). The Candace Bolter Award is available at the Department Chair's discretion to help our graduate students finance academic or personal needs, such as emergency travel for family or personal reasons, that are not covered by other sources.

Allan Gibbard Fund (799483). This fund was established to honor retired faculty member Allan Gibbard. Gifts to the Allan Gibbard Fund will be for endowment and be used at the discretion of the Department of Philosophy.

Checks should be made payable to "University of Michigan" and mailed to the Department at the address below. Please indicate the intended account on the memo line.

For gifts by credit card please visit the Michigan Online Giving site, select the fund(s) you wish to donate to, and follow the instructions on the screen. We appreciate your gift.

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