Make a gift to the College of Education and Human Development. On the Donate Today page, you'll be able to choose from the college as a whole, one of our departments or school, or one of the funds mentioned below. To donate to a specific fund, type in the fund's name in the "Other" field.
Department of Leadership in Education General Fund
The Department of Leadership in Education General Fund will support faculty and student initiatives to enhance educational research and teaching programs through broadened professional development, travel to professional conferences, sponsored guest lecturers, and other activities that help develop outstanding scholarship in the department.
Dwight E. Giles, Jr. Fellowship Fund
In honor of Dwight Giles, Professor Emeritus of Higher Education and his contributions to the field of higher education, the Higher Education Program established the Dwight E. Giles, Jr. Fellowship Fund upon his retirement in 2016. The Dwight E. Giles, Jr. Fellowship is presented annually to a Higher Education Program doctoral candidate whose dissertation research best advances the mission of the Higher Education Program.
Sandra L. Kanter Remembrance Fund
The Kanter Remembrance Fund is named in honor of the late Sandy Kanter, a founding higher education faculty member, program director, and department chair. It provides funding for library materials, student research and travel, and community building in the Higher Education Program.
Zelda F. Gamson Fellowship Fund
The Higher Education Program established a fellowship in honor of program founder Professor Zelda F. Gamson upon her retirement from UMass Boston in 1999. From 1988 to 1999, she founded and directed the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), a center that organized higher education in New England by convening academic leaders in colleges and universities across the region to promote organizational change in higher education. The Zelda F. Gamson Fellowship provides dissertation support for doctoral candidates by recognizing innovative and creative dissertation research.