The Department of History is dedicated to supporting our students throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Students’ lives have been significantly disrupted by this epidemic. Some have lost the jobs or housing that enables their college education. Some have returned home to care for and support their family members. You can help by contributing to the Friends of History fund and the Hobart Meade Fund for Graduate Students. Please indicate “student emergency funding” in the notes section when you give and your gift will go directly to undergraduate and graduate students who apply for emergency funding from the Department of History. Thank you for your generous support.
Private gifts to History make a 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 development for new courses for undergraduates, research that culminates in books and articles, hosting outstanding visiting scholars, creating opportunities to share the Department's expertise with the public, and travel to conferences. We also use private gifts to support student scholarships, as well as to create new faculty positions and enhance existing ones. In short, private gifts are integral to our success in the classroom, in scholarship, and in the community. If you have questions 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.