The humanities are everywhere—so deeply woven into our daily lives that we often miss them. Sometimes, though, the humanities can surprise you. A book you can’t put down. A film that haunts you. A poem you know by heart. A lecture you can’t forget. And from that moment on, you find yourself changed. Often, the humanities challenge and expand our conceptions of the world around us. The humanities alter our perceptions, provide nuance and meaning, and alter our perspectives. They are in fact, mind-altering in the most important and substantive ways.
For more than forty years the National Humanities Center has been dedicated to excellence in scholarship and teaching—constantly affirming the vital importance of the humanities. Please help sustain this important work by choosing to make a gift today.
The National Humanities Center is the world’s only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities. Through its residential fellowship program, the Center provides scholars with the resources necessary to generate new knowledge and to further understanding of all forms of cultural expression, social interaction, and human thought. Through its education programs, the Center strengthens teaching on the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Through public engagement intimately linked to its scholarly and educational programs, the Center promotes understanding of the humanities and advocates for their foundational role in a democratic society.
The Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by IRS regulations. Donors receive the Center’s publications, as well as invitations to events and lectures. They are recognized in the National Humanities Center Annual Report.
For more information, or to make a gift by phone, please contact Martha Johnson at (919) 406-0116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.