Fundraising Initiatives


A Message from the Chair

Friends of Africana Studies:

 Two years ago, the department launched a $3 million fundraising campaign.  The campaign was the result of faculty and student discussions on how to enhance the educational experiences of our majors and how to increase the visibility of the department within the Claremont community and beyond.  Thus, the department has embarked on a campaign to fund the following three initiatives:

  1. The Paul Robeson Lecture:  an endowed, annual lecture in honor of Paul Robeson and featuring an individual who embodies his accomplishments in the arts and his commitment to issues of social justice.  
  2. Endowed Chair in Africana Studies:  a full-time, tenure track faculty position that would enable the department to hire a senior scholar who has made significant contributions to the field and whose presence would enhance the visibility of the department and enrich the intellectual life of the Claremont Colleges community.
  3. Summer Stipends for Students:  stipends of $2,500 each to be awarded to Africana Studies students for summer internships on campus or off. The internships will give students additional research or practical experience that will prepare them for graduate training or the world of work. 

We urge you to make a contribution to our efforts using the pledge form provided HERE.  We will keep you updated on our progress, and we look forward to your continued interest in and support of the department.

With sincere thanks,

Sheila Walker, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair