Support Africana Studies
There are many ways to support the Department of Africana Studies! You can give to the general fund (Africana Studies Enrichment Fund), or you can specify that you’d like your gift to enrich travel opportunities for our students. Additionally, our holdings need support, and we are always interested in cultural artifacts that families may find themselves with. Endowments are another important way to ensure growth of the department. See more about each of these below. Questions? Call the department office phone at 865-974-5052.
Africana Studies Enrichment Fund
These are unrestricted funds used at the discretion of the Department for initiatives and needs identified by the Advisory Board.
Dr. Carolyn R. Hodges & Dr. Amadou B. Sall Travel Endowment
The Dr. Carolyn R. Hodges & Dr. Amadou B. Sall Travel Endowment was established in 2019 to support Africana Studies study abroad programs providing students funding for travel so they have the opportunity to participate.
Endowments ensure enduring support for our department. They can be assigned to a specific initiative or the desire of the donor. The link below will connect you with the University Foundation professionals who work with donors to implement these funds. If you would like to start an endowment to ensure the growth of the Department of Africana Studies, be sure to let them know you want your gift assigned to Africana Studies. From there you can specifiy how your funds will be used within our department.
The Department of Africana Studies has a treasure trove of holdings that we would like to honor with an appropriate gallery-caliber display.
Cultural artifacts are things we use in our daily life which convey meaning about our values and habits. When these artifacts are not only unique to our family, but represent the values and habits of our community, they become culturally significant. We want to make sure cultural artifacts of African and Black communities are protected. Do you have something that matches this description and want to donate it for educational purposes?