Give Now

For more information on ways to give, contact:

Peter Rozga
Office of Institutional Advancement
220 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For other giving options, visit the U of M Foundation

You Make Us Great

Anthropologists study human communities around the world, past and present, to understand how those communities develop and how linkages both within and among societies, across cultures and continents and over time, create intricate webs of meaning and power. In many ways, this enterprise is the root of study in the liberal arts. As issues confronting human cultures and societies become more complex, the landmark work of our students and faculty continues to shed new light. You can make an important contribution to this work.

Your tax-deductible gift provides our students with encouragement and financial support. It gives our faculty the resources to advance our understanding and knowledge of human communities. It helps to sustain and grow the department's reputation for excellence.

What Your Gift Can Do

Your generous support for the Department of Anthropology is more critical now than ever. It helps us attract and retain the very best scholars and students even as state funding declines.

Your contribution allows us to ensure:

  • A distinguished faculty
    Creating endowed chairs and professorships and supporting interdisciplinary research centers and programs will help us recruit and retain outstanding faculty.
  • Excellence and competitiveness of our graduate program
    Faculty choose institutions that attract the best graduate students. We need to ensure the excellence and competitiveness of our graduate programs so that we can compete for the best faculty and emerging scholars.
  • A diverse and engaged undergraduate student body
    Although we are attracting better students than ever before, too many outstanding students choose other institutions. The deciding factor is often finances. Merit- and need-based scholarships are essential to our success in recruiting these talented students.

Choose a Fund

To remain competitive, we need your support for our discretionary fund and funds that support graduate and undergraduates.

We have four funds that may interest you:

  • The Daphne Berdahl Memorial Fund
  • The Anthropology Development Fund
  • The Anthropology Undergraduate Scholarship Fund

The Department of Anthropology is critical to the University, our local community, and the world. Your gift can help support the next generation of leaders and thinkers. For more information, contact Peter Rozga at