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Support the College of Arts & Sciences :: For a Lifetime of Learning

The College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of the University. We teach students to think critically – to master creative and analytical processes. Setting standards of excellence, our faculty and students are the pulse of academic life at the University of Memphis.

We are grateful for support from our friends and alumni. Their gifts make an enormous difference in the experience we offer to our students. Attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and students, and continuing our growth in cutting edge research sets us apart – makes CAS exceptional. Private funding supports this standard of excellence.

Student Support
Focusing on students and their needs is our priority. Providing quality, consistency, and encouragement throughout each student's educational career is an important step in supporting them as they navigate the excellent liberal arts curriculum that we offer.

Private support creates opportunity for recruitment and retention of excellent students who engage with the College and their communities. Investing in students is investing in the future.

Scholarships for high level students with financial need - including:

Faculty Support
Offering students the opportunity to study with faculty who are sources of knowledge, who are demanding and inspiring, who ignite curiosity, and who are themselves leaders in their fields creates an atmosphere of excellence. In short, faculty members form the backbone of the College.

The College of Arts & Sciences seeks funding that sustains our level of faculty prominence and continue to attract the world's premiere scholars and researchers.

Faculty support - including:

  • Teaching Awards
  • Research support
  • Endowed chairs

Dean's Enrichment Fund
The Dean's Enrichment Fund provides support for departments and programs that help promote excellence across the College as a whole. Evaluating success of departments and areas that should reflect potential growth for current and future students is a pivotal part of managing the College of Arts & Sciences.

The Dean, in partnership with leading faculty, address areas of need in an on-going effort to reflect the standard of excellence set for the entire College.

The following are examples of some of the areas that have received support from the Dean's Enrichment Fund

  • Priority gap-funding for pivotal research projects
  • Alumni Outreach for department specific programs
  • Faculty recruitment
  • Student recruitment

Investing in the College of Arts & Sciences is your opportunity to make an investment in the future - an investment with immediate results and the benefit of a lasting legacy.

Thank you for considering what your personal investment will mean to students, faculty, and the community.


Dr. Thomas Nenon


P.S. Please consider making your investment in the College of Arts & Sciences with a planned gift. Your gift through a bequest, insurance policy or retirement account, among others, will provide long term and critical support to our students and faculty.

Gifts In Action
Travel Enrichment Fund
The College of Arts and Sciences' Travel Enrichment Fund allows U of M researchers to share ideas all over the world. watch video
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