Help advance the humanities

The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities in a new initiative at Marquette promises to enhance the Jesuit mission of Marquette by emphasizing and supporting research and pedagogy in the humanities in a variety of ways.


Our Goal

As a new initiative the Center appreciates donations from individual donors and charitable organizations to support and promote the pursuit of humanistically informed knowledge for human well-being. Our aim is to be at the forefront of debates that require humanistic knowledge to enhance the common good of society in support of the Ignatian ideal of being for and with others welcomes partners and support in order to advance teaching and research in historical, philosophical, literary, and artistic fields, as well as interdisciplinary work between the humanities and other areas such as engineering, law, and the social sciences.

Funding Priorities

Current funding priorities include support for undergraduate research in the humanities, faculty development funds for innovative ideas, support for digital humanities projects, and funds to help engage in public discussion around the importance of the humanities. Gifts of any amount are welcome. Contact the Center Director about any of these initiatives or opportunities for giving.

Director’s Fund: Gifts of $10,000 and Above

The Center seeks annual gifts at the $10,000 level and above to provide a source of ongoing support. Established in 2018, this fund allows the Center the option to pursue innovation work in the humanities; to maintain and enhance already existing initiatives; and to meet unexpected financial needs in support of the Center. Donors to this fund are supporting the long-term mission of the Center, and become members of the Director’s Circle.

Humanities Fellows

A gift of $20,000 will provide opportunities for three years to internal and external visitors to Marquette to interact with students and faculty. This is a named fund opportunity.

A gift of $10,000 will fund external and internal faculty to share their research or innovative pedagogy with students and faculty.