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"The professional, intellectual, and personal goals
of students seem more likely to become real when
donors believe in us and our academic potential."

-Sandra Sánchez-López, Doctoral candidate in History

Support the Department of History.

Our sincere thanks go out to the many alumni and friends who have provided generous support to the Department of History. Your donations have helped us maintain excellence at every level of the Department. You have helped us support and reward outstanding undergraduate history majors. Your gifts underwrite graduate student research in archives and libraries around the world. Your generosity helps us attract excellent students and top-quality faculty. Your donations support the intellectual life of the History Department, including lectures and other events that benefit the Binghamton University community as a whole.

Donations, large or small, are always welcome.

To donate on line using a credit card, please visit the Binghamton University Foundation website. Under Account at the top of the form please select "Other" and please indicate History Account (as illustrated below). Or, if you prefer, you may specify one of the specific donor accounts listed below.

Alternatively, you make a gift by calling (607) 777-6209 

History Account.This is a general contribution fund that sustains the intellectual life of the Department by supporting department programming and events throughout the year. Out of this account, the History Department also seeks to fund scholarships and prizes for our students, including the Amy Gilbert Prize, named for a founding member of the Department and awarded to a graduating senior to recognize excellence in History.

Some specific History Department accounts established by donors include:

Albert V. House Memorial Prize in History. This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding graduating history major in U.S. History, in memory of a founding member of the History Department.

Caruana History Scholarship. Established by alumnus Salvatore Caruana, this fund provides an annual tuition scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate history major.

Doctoral Research Grant in History. This fund was created by History Department alumnus Barry Kramer to support the Kramer Grant in History, an annual award to a graduate student in history to support writing and research activity.

Donald and Jean Quataert Research Grant. This fund was recently established by Professor Jean Quataert and the late Distinguished Professor Donald Quataert. It will support Ph.D. research by a Binghamton graduate student in non-U.S. history covering the period 1700-1823 or global history.

Harvey and Elizabeth Prior Shriber Lecture Series. This fund, endowed by the estate of two local high school teachers, supports an annual spring public lecture by a distinguished historian.

Helen Anne B. Rivlin Prize in Jewish, Middle Eastern, or Chinese History. This prize is awarded each year to the most promising undergraduate student or students studying any of the three regions of special interest to the donor, who was a professor in the History Department.

History Endowment. Interest from the History Endowment funds the annual Charles Freedeman Memorial Lecture, originally endowed by Professor Freedeman, who was a noted professor of French History.

Joan S. Dubofsky Doctoral Research Grant. Distinguished Professor Emeritus Melvyn Dubofsky established this fund in memory of his wife Joan Dubofsky. It awards an annual grant to support the research or writing of a graduate student at the doctoral level who has demonstrated the potential for excellence as a scholar and a teacher.

Norah B. Harcave Memorial Scholarship. Established in memory of Norah Harcave by her husband Sidney Harcave, who was a professor in the History Department, this fund awards an annual scholarship to the junior history major with the best record in the discipline.

Wheeler/Nieman Research Grant. This grant was established recently by Professor Leigh Ann Wheeler and Dean Donald Nieman to support graduate student research in U.S. history.

For more information about supporting the History Department, please contact the Chair of the History Department. Or you may contact the Binghamton Foundation directly.

General inquiries:
Kyra Schnauber
Gift & Donor Records

To establish a named endowed fund or planned gift:
John Koch
Senior Director of Development, Liaison to Harpur College, 607-777-6844

Last Updated: 1/12/18