Every gift you make, regardless of the amount, is important to our success. Your generosity sustains our commitment to learning, discovery and service within the UB community and beyond.
The Resource Fund is instrumental in supporting all functions of the Department of Anthropology, from purchases of specialized instruction materials and making improvements in offices and public spaces, to funding visits from renowned scholars and providing assistance for our students to travel to important academic conferences. This fund in particular helps the Department of Anthropology run smoothly and offer more programs and opportunities that our regular budget simply cannot provide. Funds donated to the Department Resource Fund may also be earmarked for specific ventures.
The Departmental Award Fund administers several awards for undergraduate and graduate students, including the Undergraduate Leadership Award, the Undergraduate Professional Activities and Achievement in Anthropology Scholarship Award, and the Michael Matsumunyane Graduate Travel Award.
The Hall C. Foss Library fund provides for new acquisitions to the Hal C. Foss library book collection in the Department of Anthropology for faculty and student use.
Financial contributions from private donors are crucial for the Institute’s operations, and we welcome donations in any amount. Contributions made during the current academic year will be used to support:
Award is provided to a graduating senior with a documented interest in the environment.
Award is provided annually to a student in junior-standing and is based on GPA and departmental service.