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Give to the GenCen General Fund: Provide Opportunities & ResourcesGive to the Community Research Scholarship Fund: Support Student SuccessGive to the WID Endowment: Fund Education AbroadGive to the Abbott Haskin Endowment: Amplify Gender & Sexuality Learning

Supporting Equity

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.

GenCen Community Research Scholarship Fund

This fund was launched as part of Give Green Day 2018. MSU students are seeking opportunities to use their classroom learning to solve real-world problems. Local organizations doing work on gender and sexual orientation equality need to collect and analyze data to solve problems, but do not always have the time and expertise to devote to applied research. Through the Community Research Scholarship Fund, the GenCen will provide scholarship support for students to do engaged research with community organizations in order to meet the needs of students and the community. This scholarship fund will support undergraduate students working with community organizations on collaborative research projects to solve real‒world problems in the community. These research projects may include issues related to gender equity in the workplace, gender dynamics in schools, and gender‒based violence.

Providing scholarships will make these research collaborations more accessible to students by providing financial support that few community‒based organizations are able to provide. The fund will enrich the student experience through experiential learning, the development of critical problem‒solving skills to address the challenges facing society today, and by providing research resources to community partners.

Donate to the GenCen Community Research Scholarship Fund here.

GenCen General Fund

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 Wenda Bauchspies) to discuss a directed gift of your choosing.

Donate to the Center for Gender in Global Context General Fund here.

Women and International Development Endowment/Education Abroad Scholarships

This fund provides scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in a Women's and Gender Studies Education Abroad program, and is part of the 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 one of our three Education abroad programs:

Donate to the Women and International Development Endowment Here.

The Elizabeth A. Abbott, Ruth Abbott Haskin, and Susan M. Haskin Endowment

This fund honors three generations of Abbott & Haskin womenElizabeth A. Abbott, Ruth Abbott Haskin, and Susan M. Haskinwomen 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 Education Abroad program every other year. In alternating years, the endowment funds a visiting lecturer/scholar.

Donate to the Abbott Haskin Endowment here.


Daniel Spadafore
Senior Director of International Advancement
International Studies and Programs
Phone: (517) 884-6789

Contributions by mail:

c/o GenCen
[specify which donation fund, if desired]
MSU University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

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