Giving

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Philosophy. The generous support and continued involvement of our alumni and friends allows us to sustain a high level of quality in our teaching and research.

Charitable gifts support several key initiatives of the department:

  • The Philosophy Today Lecture Series
  • Sponsorship of students and faculty members for symposia and conferences (e.g., travel and registration costs)
  • Support for the activities of our student organizations
  • Scholarships for our outstanding students

We hope to grow our program and increase financial assistance to students over the next several years — and to do that, we need continued (and increased) involvement from our alumni and friends.

Please consider making a gift to the Department of Philosophy today.

Levels of Giving

The Department of Philosophy invites gifts at any level:

  • The Anselm Level. I give to the Department of Philosophy that amount than which the department hath not yet conceived — $_________.
  • The Socrates Level. $5,000. I will sponsor a Philosophy Today speaker; please include my name on the poster for next year’s series. Also, I hereby contribute to the department’s commitment to research and excellence in undergraduate education in philosophy.
  • The Philosophy Today Level. $2,000. I will sponsor a Philosophy Today speaker; please include my name on the poster for next year’s series.
  • The Aristotle Level. $1,000. Confident that, by nature, all human beings desire to know, I hereby contribute to the department’s commitment to research and excellence in undergraduate education in philosophy.
  • The David Hume Level. $500. Pledging to commit all sophistry and illusion to the flames, I hereby contribute to the department’s commitment to research and excellence in undergraduate education in philosophy.
  • The Wittgenstein Level. $250. Noting that we must pass over in silence that about which we cannot speak, I hereby contribute to the department’s commitment to research and excellence in undergraduate education in philosophy.
  • The Bertrand Russell Level. $100. I hereby contribute to the Department of Philosophy with confidence that studying philosophy both enriches our intellectual imagination and diminishes the dogmatic assurance that closes the mind against speculation.
  • The David Lewis Level. $50. There is a possible world in which I do not contribute to the Department of Philosophy, but that world is not this world.
  • The Existentialist Level. $25. Struggling with angst, I nonetheless support the department’s research and education efforts.
  • The Nihilist Level. I do not make a donation and would like my name removed from the contact list for the Department of Philosophy.

How to Give to the Department of Philosophy

Giving is quick, easy, and secure:

  1. Open the University’s online giving page.
  2. Under “Where would you like your gift directed?” select “Other.”
  3. Under “Account,” select “Other.”
  4. Skip “Donation Code.”
  5. In the first text box, enter “Department of Philosophy.”
  6. In the second text box, provide the name of anybody you would like to honor through your gift.
  7. Complete the remainder of the form, then submit your information. You’ll be directed to the payment page.

Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss other giving opportunities, please call or email Dr. Scott Hestevold, department chair, (205) 348-1912, scott.hestevold@ua.edu.