Private gifts to History make an tremendous difference in helping us to maintain the high quality of our teaching, scholarship, and civic engagement, and we are enormously grateful to our supporters. We use these gifts more and more to support the critical needs of the Department, which state dollars no longer fund. These include travel to conferences, research, new course development, and the resources to bring outstanding visiting scholars to campus and to share our expertise with the broader public. We also use private gifts to support scholarships, and to create new faculty positions and enhance existing ones. In short, private gifts are integral to the Department's success in the classroom, in scholarship, and in the community.
While donors may contribute to any of a substantial list of funds created through private and foundation gifts to History, the Department's current four priority funds are described below. If you have questions or suggestions about supporting the Department, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. On behalf of the entire Department, thank you for supporting History at the University of Washington.