Make a Gift to HRI

HRI Gift Fund

Whether you are one of our many past fellows, an event attendee, or someone who wishes to support the humanities, we invite you to invest in HRI so we can continue to operate as a robust hub of humanities and arts-related activities that benefit the campus, the Champaign-Urbana area, and the broader scholarly community.

You can support HRI’s programing and humanities research in many ways, including: the creation of an endowment for HRI, a named annual lecture, faculty or graduate-student fellowship awards, a named award for faculty or student achievement, post-doctoral fellowship award in a designated area of the humanities, or a named lecture hall or seminar room.

The Odyssey Project Fund

The Odyssey Project brings free humanities courses to income-eligible adults with limited or no access to higher education. You can learn more about the Odyssey Project in the Community Connections section of our site.

Donations to the Odyssey Project Fund can support the project in a variety ways, such as program endowment, an endowed undergraduate internship, mentoring and transitioning services, Spanish-language course instruction,  and an endowed graduate research fellowship.

HRI Humanities Gateway Internship Fund

Help undergraduate majors in humanities learn more through a paid internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement sponsored by the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), the campus humanities hub, in partnership with Illinois Public Media (IPM), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois (your local NPR/PBS station).

Bruce Rosenstock Humanities Research Institute Reading Group Fund

Established in memory of beloved colleague and friend Bruce Rosenstock, this fund will support HRI reading groups and their activities.

To make a gift, click on "Continue" below. You will be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure online giving site for your personal and credit card information.

We are grateful to our donors, whose generous gifts directly impact our work in the humanities. Thank you for your investment in HRI.

Make a donation using the form above or by contacting Senior Director of Development Erin Kirby at

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match even double or triple your gift to the college. Simply request and complete the Matching Gift Form from your company’s Human Resources Office, then mail it along with your gift check. See if your company has a matching gift program.