GenCen is dedicated to promoting a global perspective on sex, gender, and sexuality that values critical thinking, diversity, inclusiveness, and equality. We support our faculty, students, and staff to achieve excellence in scholarship, to engage in learning opportunities that build global competence, and that mobilize diversity to make the world a more just place.
As we look to the future, we are poised to do so much more. With additional funding, your support can accelerate our effectiveness on a global front, and help GenCen and the university play an important role in advancing gender and sexualities scholarship in Michigan and around the world.
We have three programs to which you may give a gift:
The Elizabeth A. Abbott, Ruth Abbott Haskin, and Susan M. Haskin Endowment
This fund honors three generations of Abbot & Haskin women—Elizabeth A. Abbott, Ruth Abbott Haskin, and Susan M. Haskin—women whose family connections to Michigan State University are traceable to the first few decades of the Institution's founding. This fund provides scholarship funds for undergraduate students enrolled in a Women's and Gender Studies program every other year. In alternating years, the endowment funds a visiting lecturer/scholar.
Women and International Development Endowment/Study Abroad Scholarship
This fund provides scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in a Women's and Gender Studies Study Abroad program, and is part of the newly announced Director's Challenge Campaign launched on January 27, 2017. Three scholarships (estimated to be $1,000 each, dependent upon availability of funds) will facilitate MSU students participating in either "Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Sexual Politics in Amsterdam," "Development and NGOS: Internships in Malawi," or "Gender, Sex, and Feminism in the UK."
If you would like to provide a gift for general expenses, you may also give to the Center for Gender in Global Context non-endowed fund, or contact one of GenCen's Co-Directors (Stephanie Nawyn or Amy Jamison) to discuss a directed gift of your choosing.
Contributions by mail:
[specify which donation fund, if desired]
MSU University Advancement
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824