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The African American Studies Program at the University of Florida depends upon gifts from alumni and friends to fund student and faculty travel, research, and lecture series. If you would like to support the program, please consider making your gift today.  Here are three ways you can support the program:

  1. You can give online to the African American Studies Program Fund which makes it possible for the program to engage in extracurricular activities that promote community building and public programming. Given the constraints of budgetary challenges, private sources of funding increase our options for creating a live environment for interactions among students, faculty, and the wider community.  To contribute, visit .
  2. The James Haskins Visiting Scholar Fellowship Endowment Fund  honors the memory of the late James Haskins (1941-2005), a former University of Florida Professor of English and a distinguished writer who interpreted the African American experience. In well over 100 books, he exposed children and youth readers to the biographies of leading African Americans and key aspects of Black culture, social history, and contemporary life. The scope of his writings also extended beyond Black America to other parts of the world.  The Haskins Fund provides  the critical resources needed to enable African American Studies to host emerging and established scholars with research interests that complement some aspect of the scholarly agenda of faculty within the program. To contribute, click here.
  3. You can contribute to the Harry Shaw Travel Fund which will make it possible for students to travel for research and conference presentations. To contribute, click here.

Contributions by check can be made to any of these initiatives at any time.  Simply send your check made payable to “UF Foundation” to UF CLAS Development PO Box 117300 Gainesville, FL 32611, with “AAS Program” referenced in the memo.  If you are interested in supporting the program through appreciated stocks and bonds, real estate, or through various planned giving opportunities, please contact Christy Popwell, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at (352) 294-1964 or

The University of Florida Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization; therefore, your gift may be eligible for a charitable income tax deduction.

Thank you for supporting our stability and growth!